Tourism Minister, Ed Bartlett says the growing number of COVID 19 cases globally has led to a decline in the local tourism sector.

The Tourism Minister says in addition to the airlines being cautious, fewer people are travelling as a result of the global health emergency posed by COVID-19.

But, the Tourism Minister says it’s not all doom and gloom for the sector.

Ed Bartlett, Tourism Minister, speaking yesterday with Nationwide’s Cliff Hughes.

Minister Bartlett says the Tourism Ministry plans to ramp-up marketing in South America, despite there being one recorded case of COVID 19 in Brazil.