Tourism
Tourism

Sam Lords will be a “game changer” for region

Wyndham has been awarded the contract to operate the 450-room Sam Lord's Castle in St. Philip, which is expected to open in the latter half of 2019.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Caribbean Business
Tourism

Jack: Tobago Sandals still several years away

The finance secretary said the Sandals project was a “game changer” for the island.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism
Tourism

Expedia says its Barbados business grew 15% in 2016

Package bookings, which combine components like flights and hotels, usually attract travelers who spend more money, have longer lengths of stay, and book further in advance, said Expedia.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism
Tourism

Barbados tourism grew 4.4% in first quarter of 2017

For the first quarter of 2017, provisional estimates provided by the Central Bank of Barbados show that the country had 192,000 long stay arrivals, an increase of 8,100, or 4.4% over the 183,900 for the same period last year.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism
Tourism

Hard Rock, harder heads

For a party that contends that if it wins the next election it will do a better job of running the economy, Ms. Caddle's foray into tourism policy-making must surely constitute a major embarrassment.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism
Tourism

Sealy: Uber, Hard Rock Hotel may open for business in Barbados

The tourism minister said that the demographic Barbados has attracted over its sixty years in tourism has tended to be older, and as millennials were the ones dominating the travel market today, “We have to understand that their needs and expectations are different.”

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism
Tourism

After rebooting tourism with more air seats, BTMI looks to new hotel rooms

“What we are going to be doing is capitalizing on the brand new accommodation that we’ve got on the island and the increased awareness that we have, especially in the U.S,” says the BTMI's CEO, Billy Griffith.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism
Tourism

Barbados’ tourism sector still growing, despite slowdown

The central bank said economic activity in the sector had increased by 4.1% over the same period in 2016.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Health & medical issues
Tourism

Gastroenteritis outbreak on south coast may be linked to sewage crisis there

Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Leslie Rollock,said the outbreak of the disease on the south coast, where there has been a massive sewage problem for the past few weeks, was due to contaminated water being ingested, directly or indirectly.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism
Tourism

The new Battle of Hastings

The invasion force of sewage, dirty water, and stench is ruining the enjoyment of the south coast for both residents and visitors, and damaging our tourist industry and maybe our health. Our technocrats report that there’s “a major blockage in its pipes at Worthing, Christ Church.”

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Health & medical issues
Tourism

Tourism minister confident sewage problem on south coast will be fixed soon

The BWA’s Waste Water Division is on the job flushing blocked lines, and installing a link to Bridgetown's sewage system.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism
Tourism

BTMI partners with Expedia to enhance Barbados' summer promotion campaign

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has partnered with the Expedia Group to enhance the tourism agency’s year-long promotional campaign, dubbed “the Year of Culinary Experiences 2018.”

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BSJ News Desk

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April 27, 2018

Tourism
Tourism

BTMI and Copa Airlines officially launch partnership agreement in Panama City

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and Copa Airlines recently co-hosted a media breakfast in Panama City for the official signing of the partnership agreement.

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BSJ News Desk

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April 27, 2018

Tourism
Tourism

Barbados expecting even bigger winter season this year, says Griffith

CEO of Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. Billy Griffith says Barbados is poised to have an even better outturn for tourism for 2018 than it did in 2017, although that was itself another record-breaking year.

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Patrick Hoyos

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June 14, 2017

Tourism

BTMI's Griffith honoured at CHTA marketplace ‍

‍CEO of the BTMI named ‘Caribbean Tourism Director of the Year’ at the 2018 Caribbean Travel Awards

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BSJ News Desk

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April 27, 2018

Tourism
Tourism

Symmonds confirms longstay arrivals number

The disclosure was on par with the estimate produced by the Central Bank of Barbados of 2.8% in its 2018 economic review, placing the arrivals figure at almost 680,000.

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BSJ News Desk

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April 27, 2018

Tourism
Tourism

Gov't may offer casino gambling for large hotel investments

The present town planning legislation had restrictions on both “vertical building” and “gaming tables” which other destinations offered and thus making it harder for Barbados to compete.

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BSJ News Desk

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April 27, 2018

Tourism
Tourism

Barbados' USA market grows fastest in 2018

At the close of the first quarter of 2019, Barbados welcomed just over 210,000 air arrivals, a 2.9% increase over the corresponding period in 2018.

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BSJ News Desk

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April 27, 2018