De Niro in Dubai to raise Antigua's tourism profile

Posted: 03-Nov-16 08:45

Film star and hospitality mogul Robert De Niro recently appeared in Dubai in his role as special economic envoy for Antigua and Barbuda. The actor was appointed as a tourism envoy for the Caribbean twin-island nation after making a multi-million investment that includes an exclusive resort project in Barbuda.

De Niro in Dubai to raise Antigua's tourism profile

Hollywood movie star and hospitality entrepreneur Robert De Niro travelled to the United Arab Emirates tourism hub of Dubai recently to promote Caribbean tourism investment. He was in the emirate in his new role as special economic envoy for the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda after making multi-million dollar investments in the country’s hospitality sector over the last few years.

The A-list actor appeared at a conference at Dubai’s Palazzo Versace Hotel on 9 October to raise the economic profile of Antigua and Barbuda. The conference aimed to invite investment in the country’s tourism sector by highlighting business opportunities specifically available to the Gulf region.

De Niro’s business interests in the Caribbean nation include a joint stake in the $250million Paradise Found project that is redeveloping the site of former luxury resort K Club on the virtually-untouched island of Barbuda. The project is expected to begin construction in the New Year.

Antigua and Barbuda’s special ambassador to the UAE, Casroy James, said:

“It’s a great honour to host such a distinguished dignitary as part of the delegation for this historic summit. Mr De Niro is known for his deep affinity for the twin-island nation and a special connection shared with this country and its people. From its location to its laws, Antigua and Barbuda is perfectly aligned for robust, lucrative, investments.”

and added:

“The twin island will open a new world to individuals seeking luxury, beauty, opportunities and unique experiences in an exceptional place. Investors can relax knowing that they have the support of the government, and there are incentives and concession schemes to get businesses started, and security to keep their investments safe.”

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