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NUPW strike a second blow to Barbados tourism, says Symmonds

NUPW strike a second blow to  Barbados tourism, says Symmonds

Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) spokesman on business Kerrie Symmonds today said that news of a planned national shutdown over stalled public sector wage talks could not have come at a worse time for Barbados. Symmonds contended that a strike was likely to negatively impact the country’s tourism sector, which has already taken a hit […]

US and Canada advisories regrettable – BHTA

US and Canada advisories regrettable – BHTA

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) today expressed regret over the travel and health advisories issued by the United States and Canadian governments to their citizens in light of the sewage mess along this island’s south coast. Yesterday, the government in Ottawa, through the Public Health Agency of Canada, issued the safety and security […]

Regional tourism boss optimistic about 2018

Regional tourism boss optimistic about 2018

The Caribbean tourism sector is looking to put the disaster of 2017 behind it as it looks forward to 2018 with “optimism and excitement”. In a New Year message released today, Secretary General of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley said while 2017 was a challenging year, mainly due to the damage caused […]

Tourism arrivals on track for another record year, BHTA says

Tourism arrivals on track for another record year, BHTA says

Local hoteliers are already salivating over the prospect of a bumper tourism yield next year, as they relish what is expected to be another record year in 2017. There was no mention today of the vexing sewage problem on the south coast and its possible impact on the industry as the Barbados Hotel and Tourism […]

Tourism officials told to get on board with the new technology

Tourism officials told to get on board with the new technology

Regional officials have been told they need to get on board with the technological revolution that is already significantly impacting the global tourism industry. Addressing the Sixth Annual Sustainability Conference in St Eustatius this week, sustainability consultant Elizabeth Thompson warned that it was no longer be business as usual in the vital sector, with travellers […]

Tourism warning

Tourism warning

A former Government minister is cautioning Barbados and the rest of the region to tread carefully with their tourism development. Sustainability consultant Elizabeth Liz Thompson has sounded the alarm that increased tourism numbers could also spell higher environmental degradation. Addressing the opening of the sixth annual Statia Sustainability Conference in Oranjestad on Wednesday, Thompson said […]

West Terrace Primary pupil wins FCCA competition

West Terrace Primary pupil wins FCCA competition

A class three pupil of the West Terrace Primary School has captured the top prize in the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Essay Competition. Jaden Dowridge emerged the winner in the primary division of the competition with his essay which covered elements of Barbadian life, green monkeys, national dishes and tourist attractions. At an awards ceremony […]

Sealy offers assurances to Hilton hotel employees

Sealy offers assurances to Hilton hotel employees

With the sale of the Hilton Barbados Resort said to be at “an advanced stage”, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is assuring employees at the Needhams Point property that their jobs are safe. In fact, he told supporters of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) during a joint meeting of DLP branches in the St […]

On schedule

On schedule

Barbadians should be able to see physical structures going up on the site of the former Sam Lord’s Castle in St Philip by January next year. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Investment Incorporation (BTII) Stuart Layne has also assured that the US$200 million transformation of the historic hotel into the Wyndham Grand Resort is […]

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