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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 […]

Tourism slowdown

Tourism slowdown

The Caribbean’s tourism sector is now expected to register slower growth in 2017 than the 3.5 per cent projected earlier this year. Addressing a news conference at the World Travel Market in London this week, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Dionisio D’Aguilar said that due to the devastating impact of recent hurricanes, the […]

Tourism arrivals, bookings up with US market key

Tourism arrivals, bookings up with US market key

Barbados’ tourism officials are reporting a promising tourism performance for the first eight months of this year. Chairman of the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) Martin Ince told the 30th annual general meeting and luncheon at the Accra Beach Resort, Rockley, Christ Church on Thursday that figures for January to August show long-stay visitor arrivals up […]

Tourism researcher warns of new uncertainty in the Canadian market

Tourism researcher warns of new uncertainty in the Canadian market

A Canadian travel researcher is warning Barbados and other tourism-dependent islands that they simply cannot afford to rest on their laurels in the wake of the devastation caused to the region by hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. Senior Research Associate with the Canadian Tourism Institute Jennifer Hendry further cautioned that while the majority of […]

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