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In UK, Barbados wins ‚ÄėFavourite Cruise Destination‚Äô 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 ‚ÄėFavourite Cruise Destination‚Äô, at the 2019 Cruise International‚Äôs British Cruise Awards.
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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.
Features

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.
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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.
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Barbados Food & Rum Festival launches in late August

Since its inception as the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival, this annual event has not only been rebranded to focus on Barbados' authentic claim to rum.
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Central Bank: Tourism up due to more seats and major events

The tourism sector was helped by having more airline capacity - seats on more scheduled flights or larger airplanes coming to Barbados - and events like the Barbados Reggae Festival and the English Cricket Tour.
Commentary & Analysis

The fault line: development vs. preservation

Now that the government is doing everything it can to attract investment, especially in our tired hotel plant, we are coming face to face for the first time in many years with the issue for which there is no clear cut solution: Development versus preservation.
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BTMI promotes Barbados in Italy ahead of new Lufthansa service to island

Barbados will be the only Caribbean island being served by the Lufthansa Group, and Italians will be able to fly here from seven cities: Milan, Bologna, Turin, Florence, Venice and Verona.

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