Workshop To Build Genealogy Skills

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Barbadians who are interested in learning about genealogy will have an opportunity to do so with the staging of a series of workshops, hosted by The Archives Department and the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. The first workshop in the series will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Archives Department, Black Rock, St. …

Griffith Honoured At CHTA Marketplace

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Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has been named ‘Caribbean Tourism Director of the Year’, an honour bestowed on him during the 2018 Caribbean Travel Awards. This announcement was made recently at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Marketplace in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Mr. Griffith was part of the Barbados delegation of …

Tourism To Be Driven By Public/Private Partnerships

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From next year, the marketing of Barbados’ tourism product will be driven more by public/private sector partnerships, as Government moves away from being the major sponsor of tourism marketing. And, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, has indicated that within the coming days, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. would be going into a public/private sector partnership. This, he …

Prime Minister Meets With Cruise Officials

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Last week, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley headed a delegation to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 2018 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show. Cruise development has been a prime focus for the Government of Barbados, which established a National Cruise Development Commission (NCDC) in August to further enhance the island’s cruise tourism sector. The delegation …

BTMI & BTPA Relocating To Warrens

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The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) will close tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31. This is to facilitate relocation of these offices to 2nd and 3rd Floors One Barbados Place, Warrens, St. Michael. The PBX telephone number for the BTMI and the BTPA will remain 535-3700. Any inconvenience this closure may …

Patrons Delighted With Food & Rum Festival

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Barbados’ Food and Rum Festival is a strategic marketing tool used to increase awareness and drive visitation to the island. This is according to Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), Billy Griffith. In an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service at Taste of Exotica – A Signature Rum Event at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Mr. Griffith …

Push To Become A Year-Round Destination

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There is a push to remove the seasonality from Barbados’ tourism industry and to make this island a 12-month destination. This is according to Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Sunil Chatrani. He was speaking to the media during Taste the Spirits of Polo, an event held on Sunday at the …

Tourism Merger To Boost Efficiency

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Merging the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) will achieve more efficiency. Chairman of the BTMI and the BTPA, Sunil Chatrani, expressed this opinion during an interview with the media at Taste the Spirits of Polo, the final event of the 2018 Food and Rum Festival. “In terms of the merger, from different administrations …

Travel Media Urged To Join Climate Change Fight

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Minister of Tourism, Kerrie Symmonds, has urged local and international media to highlight the “existential threat” of climate change and global warming on small islands like Barbados. He was speaking at the Tourism Media Awards, an event hosted by the Barbados Tourism and Marketing Inc. to recognize excellence in global coverage of destination Barbados on Wednesday, October 17, at the …

Prime Minister Praises BTMI & BTPA

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart poses with Scarlet Moradians who is on her 135th visit to Barbados. (A.Miller/BGIS) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has praised the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) for carrying out their mandate admirably. Mr. Stuart’s commendation came last evening as he hosted the third Repeat Visitors’ Reception for the year, at …