Tourism Week 2022 will be celebrated in Barbados from Sunday, September 25, to Saturday, October 1, under the theme “Rethinking Tourism”.
Outlining plans for the Week, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), Chief Product Development Officer, Marsha Alleyne explained that since 1980, on September 27, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day, and instead of one day, an entire week of activities is held to celebrate tourism workers and to shine a spotlight on the industry.
The Week begins with a service of thanksgiving on Sunday, September 25, at Sanctuary Empowerment Centre, at 10 a.m.
Monday, September 26, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., the BTMI will host a Tourism Future Leaders Forum at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Also on Monday, September 26, CBC TV 8, at 8:30 p.m., will televise the Bus Ya Brain Tourism Forward edition.
On Tuesday, September 27, which is World Tourism Day, the public is asked to wear yellow to support those who work in the industry.
The next day, Wednesday, September 28, the Grantley Adams International Airport, will host a career showcase from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Then from 6 p.m. at the 3Ws Oval, there will be a T15 Celebrity Cricket Match.
“Experience The Very Best of Your Community” takes place on Friday, September 30, this activity involves several events at Oistins, Christ Church; Six Men’s, St Peter; Pelican Village, Bridgetown and Belleplaine, St Andrew.
The week of activities culminates on Saturday, October 1 with a Rural Community Shout-Out from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the Food and Rum Festival “Food Truck Mash Up” beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Pelican Village.
Alleyne explained that during the week, various hotels, restaurants and attractions would be offering discounts to the public. (BGIS)