The Antigua Chronicle has recently published an article highlighting the growth of tourism in Antigua and Barbuda in the past year, while announcing exciting plans for the immediate future of the island. Tourism officials are engaging in discussions to add Antigua as a destination to various major airlines, including: Emirates, Copa, Spirit, Southwest, and JetBlue. Adding these to Antigua’s repertoire of respected airline carriers will create another boom in tourism, with a predicted 10% increase in air arrivals for 2017. Tourism visits increased 6% in 2016. In order to ensure the success of this ambitious plan, the Tourism Ministry has plans to engage in at least two major PR opportunities in order to raise awareness of the beauty and adventure that travellers can find in Antigua. Antigua is steadily becoming a world class destination with this constant growth of tourism, making the demand for Antiguan citizenship greater each year.