Cricket Legends Vital To Our Tourism Story

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Cricket legends of Barbados, along with the island’s cricketing history, must be part of this nation’s tourism product and story. This is according to Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, who was speaking during the third Loyal Visitors Reception at the Cricket Legends Museum, Fontabelle, St. Michael, recently. Minister Symmonds stressed that Barbadian cricket legends were a critical …

Device To Empower Small Tourism Vendors

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An electronic portable payment machine may soon be available to roving and small business persons in the tourism industry. Representatives of MasterCard Inc. unveiled the palm-sized device in Barbados recently, and Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, believes “it will bring our vendors into the 21st century”. He said the linkage between tourism microbusinesses and the financial sector …

Tourism Minister To Meet With MasterCard

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Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, will hold talks tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27, with representatives of MasterCard, a global credit card corporation. They will discuss implementing a pilot project, which seeks to empower roving tourism vendors to collect revenue from sales while on the go. According to a ministry official, under the project, facilities will be put in …

Barbados’ Airport Is Not For Sale

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The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) is not for sale. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, emphasized this on Monday during the opening ceremony of Gate 14 – 16, the new departure lounge which will exclusively accommodate cruise and home-porting passengers. “There is no sale contemplated. There is no parting of the patrimony of the land,” Minister Symmonds …

Substantial Returns A Must In Aviation

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Barbados is looking towards substantial returns on investment in the aviation sector. This was disclosed today at the launch of GAIA’s Pavement Rehabilitation and Expansion Project, at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Wildey, St. Michael. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, in commending stakeholders on the work soon to be executed at the airport, said that one of …

Public-Private Partnership With Airport Expansion

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A paper would be going to Cabinet tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, to gain approval for a worldwide tender for the creation of a public-private partnership for the development, operation and expansion of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Inc. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds disclosed this today at the official launch of GAIA’s Pavement Rehabilitation and Expansion …

Loyal Visitors To Barbados Recognised

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Seven visitors who have been to Barbados between 30 and 45 times were recognized for their repeat visits during a Loyal Visitor Reception held at Fusiliers, Gun Hill Signal Station, St. George, recently. Minister of Tourism, Kerrie Symmonds, presented awards to Robert and Bonnie Fraser for their 43 visits; Shirley Eyre and Ken and Adrienne Layton for their 42 visits …

Barbados Enters Code Share Agreement

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Barbados may not have an agreement with France for air services, but the island has signed agreements that will see greater connectivity and the movement of visitors between the two countries. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, disclosed that he approved the signing of a Code Share Agreement between French-owned airlines Air Antilles and Air Caribe last Friday. …

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 …

Barbados/OAS Agreement To Safeguard Heritage

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Barbados entered into a Cooperative Working Agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) on December 3, to identify all of the country’s land, marine and underwater heritage assets. This was disclosed by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, as he addressed the reopening of the Sunbury Plantation Great House, last Friday. That arrangement, he said, would allow …