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Griffith calls it a day at BTMI

His decision to resign from the BTMI, an agency into which he breathed life and by extension played the key executive role in building the team that would see a tourism comeback after years of decline and stagnation will leave a void.

Marriott International Inc. to acquire Elegant Hotels Group Plc for US$200m

‍Marriott International will pay about 101 million pounds sterling (US$130 million), or a total of about US$199 million including debt, the company said in the statement.
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Roach, Alleyne promoted to tourism agency's senior team

Barbados' tourism agency, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has named Petra Roach to the post of Head, Global Markets. Marsha Alleyne has been named Chief Product Development Officer,
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Dine South 2019 off to a good start

In the first few weeks since its launch in late July, over 9,000 Dine South 2019 Passports have been handed out to diners on the south coast.The promotion was launched on July 29th and runs until November 20, 2019.

In UK, Barbados wins ‘Favourite Cruise Destination’ award for 2019

Barbados, which is working to rebuild its cruise ship business after a period of decline, received a boost in the UK market recently with the award of ‘Favourite Cruise Destination’, at the 2019 Cruise International’s British Cruise Awards.

Griffith: Tourism arrivals up 5% from Jan-Jun 2019

The disclosure follows the Central Bank of Barbados’ estimate, contained in its review of the economy released in early August, that tourism arrivals had increased by 3.9 percent for the first six months of 2019, for an estimated total of 373,000.

All aboard St. Nicholas Abbey’s new Heritage Railway train

A steam locomotive journey through the plantation fields and mahogany woods takes you to a ridge, providing a panoramic east coast view.

Dine South marketing promotion is back for 2019

This year’s programme features more restaurants, a longer promotion period, more Discount partners and more ways to win prizes.