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BTMI announces two new senior appointments

Petra Roach and Marsha Alleyne have accepted two new senior appointments at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), effective Monday, October 7. To strengthen and strategically lead the further development of Barbados’ brand, BTMI has promoted Petra Roach to the newly-created post of Head, Global Markets. In this role, she will be responsible for formulating […]

Barbados named one of the world’s top cruise destinations

For the third consecutive year, Barbados has ranked in the Top five spot for ‘Best Cruise Destination in the Southern Caribbean.’ Cruise Critic®, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, made this announcement for its fourth annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, naming the world’s most popular cruise destinations –as well as the best cruise lines to visit […]

Another record year of arrivals projected

Barbados is on track for another record year of tourist arrivals. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., William Griffith, disclosed this yesterday at a Breakfast Trade Show and Seminar, held at Sandals Royal to celebrate British Airway’s 65 years of civil aviation services to Barbados. “The BTMI is already reporting 324,551 […]

Tourism icon passes away

Tourism pioneer Pat Nehaul died this morning at the age of 86. Nehaul, a former director of the Barbados Tourist Board, started her legendary career in the sector in the 1950’s as a receptionist at the airport for the Publicity Committee, which was later restructured as the Barbados Tourism Authority. Nehaul was noted for her […]

Residents must be included in development, Symmonds says

A Government Minister is charging more must be done to redefine the island’s tourism product. Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds in delivering his welcome remarks at the Loyal Visitors Cocktail reception held at Blackwoods Screw Docks, Bridgetown, said Barbados has a lot of prime real estate entities that are misused. “Barbados has a bunch of […]

Kerrie Symmonds

Putting climate change under the microscope

The issue of climate change and its impact on the region’s bread and butter tourism industry came under the microscope this week as several ministers of tourism came together to discuss the issue and share best practices. During the event, which was organized by the Student Guild of the University of the West Indies (UWI), […]

Strong linkages needed between tourism and other sectors: Grant

Senator Rudy Grant is encouraging strong linkages between the tourism industry and other sectors in Barbados. The Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), during his opening remarks at the 2019 Barbados Culinary Team Training Update for the Taste of the Caribbean 2019, said the tourism sector has been significantly impacted by […]

BTMI head announces solid 2018 performance

CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has revealed that Barbados enjoyed a 2.7 per cent increase in stay-over arrivals last year, compared to the corresponding period in 2017. During the course of 2018, the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) welcomed 681,197 visitor arrivals – 17,686 more than 2017. Over at the Bridgetown Port Inc. […]

South coast restaurants woo diners back

After putting with up with a less than desirable situation on the south coast for some time, a number of restaurants along the once sewage-plagued tourist belt came together in an effort to promote dining in that part of the island. Through a programme dubbed Dine South – Passport to the South, individuals were able […]

Cruise visitors make rounds in The City

It’s a busy Errol Barrow Day at the Bridgetown Port. Three cruise ships are docked at the port today. A BT team saw several visitors as well as locals making the rounds in The City.

Kerrie Symmonds

A ‘very good’ year for tourism, says Symmonds

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds says the tourism industry’s end of year results for 2018 were “very good”. But he warns that gun violence can possibly put a damper on the sector. Symmonds, who was speaking with members of the media on the sidelines of a reception for repeat visitors held at […]