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SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? #228973
06/29/2020 12:25 PM
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I have no idea what the number is in SXM. Anyone know?

This link lists places they claim are hardest hit by the loss of tourism dollars. Really surprised they listed the BVI second there, as I would think that there are a lot of islands in the Caribbean where the tourism percentage of GDP is much higher. The number for Aruba seems very low, to me.


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Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: Carol_Hill] #228974
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45% for SXM if you Google it.

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #228975
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OK, which is higher than any of the places listed in that story. Still seems low to me.


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Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: Carol_Hill] #228983
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Maybe directly but indirectly it has to be much much higher. My guess 80%. What else do they have? Ultimately About everything depends on tourism. You’d think they would stop biting and start kissing the hand that feeds them.

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: Carol_Hill] #228984
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They are hesitant for a reason. We really need to get our stuff together in the states.

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: zeus1963] #228985
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Agreed, they are hesitant for a reason, and we definitely do NOT have our stuff together here.. Our little tiny town has doubled from 30 confirmed cases, to 60 confirmed, in the past WEEK.


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Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: Carol_Hill] #228989
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As more asymptomatic people get tested there will be more cases counted.

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: SXMScubaman] #228996
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The the two of us were asymptomatic and got drive through PCR tests as they had excess testing slots. Both negative. Need to get as many people tested to get some statistical samples of what is going on where.

Clearly, if people only get a test when not feeling well the odds go up of a positive.

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: PelicanPirate] #228997
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Problem is being able to get test.

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #228998
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“Tourism drives Sint Maarten’s economy: in 2016 it directly accounted for 45% of GDP and 73% of its foreign exchange earnings.” This is taken right from the St Maarten Trust Fund report and is based upon 2016 data. The telling number is the earnings number.


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Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: SXMScubaman] #229068
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https://www.seattlemet.com/news-and...e-s-free-citywide-covid-19-testing-sites

Doesn’t sound too hard hard.

Ours in Ohio is a piece of cake and Free. They doing everything through your car window.

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: PelicanPirate] #229088
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It's not as easy as that article states. Believe me I live here. And the link to Map of sites doesn't work.

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: SXMScubaman] #229096
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But you guys have Bill Gates, should be free on him and computerized.

https://www.seattlemet.com/news-and...e-s-free-citywide-covid-19-testing-sites

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: PelicanPirate] #229100
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Why you posting same link you already posted above?

Re: SXM percentage of GDP for tourism? [Re: SXMScubaman] #229112
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OK, and NONE of this has anything to do with the original topic. This one is done.


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