Tourism workers will get their opportunity to shine next week, when a number of activities are held to celebrate Tourism Week.

Workers and industry players will pause to reflect on God???s blessings during a thanksgiving church service to commence Tourism Week and celebrate Civil Aviation Day, 2014.

It will be held on Sunday, December 7, at St. Paul???s Anglican Church, Bay Street, St. Michael, starting at 8:00 a.m. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, is expected to address the congregation.

The following day, Monday, December 8, secondary school students who took part in this year???s Florida Caribbean Cruise Association???s Essay and Poster Competitions, will participate in the Tourist for a Day Heritage Tour, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will begin with a short address to students at the Ministry???s headquarters at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. After the Minister???s ???pep talk??? with students at 8:30 a.m., they will visit various attractions, including Welchman Hall Gully, St. Thomas; Sunbury Great House, St. Philip; and St. John???s Parish Church.

On Wednesday, December 10, the much-anticipated tourism parade and mini concert featuring the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) will commence at 10:00 a.m. The parade, featuring the RBPF???s band, the Mounted branch and the Force???s drill squad, will start at Jubilee Gardens and end at Heroes??? Square.

Tourism workers will go Back in Time during their annual workers??? event on Thursday, December 11, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The activities will culminate on Saturday, December 13, with the Light Airplane Club???s Extravaganza in celebration of International Civil Aviation Day, at the Light Aeroplane Club, Seawell, Christ Church, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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