Several events to attract more tourists to island

The world famous Classical/Pop Festival is coming to Barbados.

It is one of several events being rolled out to lure more tourists to the island.

The announcement came this morning at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre where a Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc-sponsored conference of global tour operators was held.

Michael Aikin, managing director of Spring – a US company which produces concerts and tours around the world – said the festival would run from December 11 to 14 and would headline the world renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra.

One of the world’s greatest sporting events, the Race of Champions motoring extravaganza, is also on the cards.

Executive chairman of Bushy Park Circuit Incorporated, Mark Maloney, who announced the event this week, today told the tour operators: “It’s going to bring another level of tourist to Barbados that wouldn’t have come here. [They] would now come here, because we have a facility that would be able to host motor sport at the highest level. Those people that are going to be driving in that event, they have followers, so we are bringing tourists that would never have come to Barbados.”

Meantime, the Rediscover Barbados Programme will start on December 15 and the Food, Wine and Rum Festival will be staged in November.


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