Category: Tourism

Govt to review new water tax on hotels

Tourism and industrial businesses could receive an ease after all from the massive rise in their water bills occasioned by Government’s Garbage and Sewage Contribution (GSC) levy announced on Monday by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley as part of her economic recovery plan. While not promising to reverse the decision, Mottley today […]

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Another tourism tax

The country’s bread and butter tourism sector could be slapped with yet another tax as the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration presses ahead with its economic recovery programme. The cruise sector, which escaped additional taxes in the first phase of the three-phase Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan announced by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance […]

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Sustained tourism marketing critical says CTO chairman

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is looking to launch a major regional marketing campaign at the end of this month, as member territories seek to increase their tourism market share. CTO Chairman Dionsio D’Aguilar told reporters at a press conference in New York this morning that the promotion will be undertaken in collaboration with the […]

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Tourism push

Tourism officials, attending the annual Caribbean Week in New York, are seeking to attract more business from the United States and have enlisted the support of the region’s Diaspora. Caribbean Week, which is organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, coincides with the observance of Caribbean American Heritage Month, which highlights the contributions made by West […]

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Tourism hope

Tourism dependent Barbados could benefit from an overall increase in visitor arrivals from the Caribbean over the next two decades. However, in order to do so, it would first need to reduce its taxes and airport charges, says President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr Warren Smith. Pointing to the findings of one of […]

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FAO spokewoman wants strict food policy for tourism sector

A regional agricultural specialist is advising Government to make it mandatory for tourism operators here to use local produce in their operations. Addressing a lunchtime lecture put on by the Rural Development Commission (RDC) at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on Friday on the topic Grow What You Eat/Invest in Food Security, Sub-regional Director of […]

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Local blockchain company signs MOU with regional tourism body

A Barbadian blockchain technology company is set to play a key role in helping the region’s tourism industry track visitor spend and improve competitiveness. The Hastings, Christ Church-based Bitt, which describes itself as the first to bring cryptocurrency exchange to the Caribbean, this morning signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Barbados headquartered Caribbean […]

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