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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” […]

Sealy upbeat about tourism, Myers cautious

Sealy upbeat about tourism, Myers cautious

While Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy Wednesday night sounded upbeat about the island’s tourism sector, Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Rosanne Myers cautioned of uncertainty ahead. The two leaders of Barbados tourism shared their perspectives of the industry at the BHTA’s 65th anniversary celebrations at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, during […]

Hyatt lessons

Hyatt lessons

With the proposed construction here of the US$100 million Hyatt Centric Resort currently embroiled in controversy, some regional tourism officials have been critically assessing Barbados’ handling of the issue. Social activist and lawyer David Comissiong is challenging the construction of the 15-storey hotel in the law courts on several grounds, including that the requisite environmental […]

A wake up call for the tourism industry

A wake up call for the tourism industry

Tourism operators in Barbados and the rest of the region are being told to stop fighting tourism industry “disruptors” and start forming partnerships with them instead. Singling out the increasingly popular Airbnb network, Uber and TripAdvisor as some of the modern day disruptors to the industry, airline consultant Tom Bacon said it was time the […]