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Beaches hotel development not likely before 2020

Beaches hotel development not likely before 2020

Despite several delays, the planned construction of a Beaches Resort at the site of the old Almond Beach Village in St Peter is still on the cards. However, the local communications spokesman for the Sandals hotel chain said it was unlikely that the new resort would open its doors before the year 2020. “Hopefully by […]

Mixed summer blessings for hoteliers

Mixed summer blessings for hoteliers

Local hotels are reporting mixed bookings this summer, amid the climax of the annual Crop Over festival. A check with the popular all-inclusive Sandals Barbados Resort showed that the property was enjoying solid bookings for the season. The company’s Public Relations Manager David Hinds attributed the high occupancy levels to the strength of both the […]

Sealy reacts to suspension of Avianca service

Sealy reacts to suspension of Avianca service

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy says he is confident  a positive resolution will be found, after the Colombia-based Avianca Airlines was forced to immediately suspend its Bogotá to Barbados service last Friday. The move to curtail flights that require passage over Venezuelan airspace came amid ongoing political and other turbulence in Caracas […]

Barbados number three cruise destination in southern Caribbean

Barbados number three cruise destination in southern Caribbean

Barbados beat out Aruba, Martinique and several other popular Southern Caribbean islands to nab third place in Cruise Critic’s ‘Top-Rated Southern Caribbean Cruise Destinations’. The top spot in the category went to Curacao, with Bonaire being rated number two. Cruise Critic, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, is the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise […]

Off course

Off course

  A well-respected regional tourism expert is describing as dumb, some of the crucial strategies being adopted by Barbadian and Caribbean tourism policymakers. In a forthright address to Barbadian hoteliers this morning, Principal Partner in the Bedford Baker Group Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace pulled no punches as he accused regional governments of not understanding what tourism was […]

Boost in visitor arrivals

Boost in visitor arrivals

Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is reporting that the industry in Barbados remains buoyant, even in the face of global uncertainty. In fact, he said the island had recorded a 17 per cent increase in visitor arrivals from the United States market for the year so far compared to the same period last year, and […]

Tourism boss nervous over industrial climate

Tourism boss nervous over industrial climate

The state agency responsible for marketing the island as a tourist destination is pleading for its own form of relief from the trade unions, which have begun industrial action in a bid to force the Freundel Stuart administration to offer workers an ease from the taxing National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL). The Barbados Tourism Marketing […]

Sealy warns Bajans to take terrorism seriously

Sealy warns Bajans to take terrorism seriously

Barbadians can no longer afford to entertain the naive notion that the country is safe from acts of terrorism, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy has warned. Delivering the feature address at the opening ceremony of a tourism security workshop at the Barbados Defence Force mess hall on Monday morning, Sealy contended that history was replete […]

Don’t over regulate sharing economy, Govt told

Don’t over regulate sharing economy, Govt told

An advocacy group for Barbadians who offer their homes to visitors through the home share programme Airbnb is warning Government that overregulation of the sharing economy would be counterproductive. Speaking against the background of a recommendation by airline consultant and former American Airline employee Tom Bacon that regional governments should not fight tourism industry “disruptors” […]

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