Tourism Week Starts September 23

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Barbados will celebrate Tourism Week from Sunday, September 23, to Saturday, September 29. Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Marsha Alleyne, made the announcement during a brief launch held last Wednesday at the Barbados Entertainment Complex, Warrens, St. Michael. Mrs. Alleyne said Tourism Week was moved from December to September to better “celebrate tourism …

Mandatory Room Rate Levy From July 1

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Tourism accommodation providers are being reminded that effective Sunday, July 1, a mandatory “Room Rate Levy” will be applied to all bedrooms per night on the island. In a notice issued today, the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport stated that the levy, which is to be paid by guests, will be applied at the following rates: Villa Sub Sector …

Genealogy Important To Preserving Heritage

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The Archives Department of the Ministry of Culture is now better positioned to carry out its mandate, thanks to a boost from the Barbados Tourism Product Authority. During the second genealogy marketplace, held at the Archives Department, Minister of Culture, John King, received six laptop computers on behalf of the Department, which will be used to assist persons conducting searches …

Red Caps Encouraged To Take Pride In Their Jobs

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Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, has called on Red Caps at the Grantley Adams International Airport to see themselves as more than transporters of luggage. In fact, Mr. Sealy made a special appeal to the younger porters to “continue the fine tradition”, as he addressed the opening of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority’s (BTPA) Barbados Together training workshop, held recently …

Red Caps Receive Training From BTPA

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First impressions count, especially in the tourism sector, and it is with this in mind that the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) is training porters at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), traditionally known as Red Caps, as they are among the first personnel to come into contact with visitors to the island. The training is being provided under the …

Sealy: BTPA Doing A Good Job

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The Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) has come in for high praise from Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy. While addressing the launch of the 2nd edition of the Sugar and Rum Season held at the Portvale Sugar Factory, Mr. Sealy lauded the members of BTPA’s team for their hard work and dedication to developing Barbados’ tourism product. “It is a fact, …

Tourism Security Workshop Under Way

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Stakeholders in the local tourism industry are being given the opportunity to enhance their skills and organisational procedures as it relates to tourism security through a week-long workshop. The training workshop, which opened this morning at the Barbados Defence Force, is being facilitated by the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the United Nations Crime …

Register Students For BTPA Video

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The Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) is inviting students from primary schools and first form students from secondary schools in St. Michael to participate in the I Am Tourism legacy video. Parents and guardians are asked to call the respective schools to register the students for the video, which will be filmed on location at the Clock Tower 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 …

Take Part In Tourism Youth Congress

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Secondary school students are invited to participate in the Barbados Tourism Product Authority’s (BTPA) Barbados Tourism Youth Congress. Formerly known as the Annual Speech Competition, the Youth Congress will take the same format as the speech competition in that the students will verbally present their ideas on selected tourism topics. This year’s topics are: Sustainable Tourism Development; Signature Tourism Products; …