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 …

Kya Knight Wins FCCA Essay Competition

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Kya Knight captured the essence of Barbados, and future of this island’s tourism product, in a page-and-a-half, to win the 2018 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) Essay Competition. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, made this announcement recently, during a brief ceremony at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School. Showering the 13-year-old with praise, Minister Symmonds said: “Kya captured …

Barbados & Carnival Cruises To Discuss Tourism

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Government is in discussion with Carnival Corporation about that entity playing a developmental role in this island’s tourism industry. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, disclosed this during a welcome ceremony to celebrate the Carnival Breeze’s Inaugural Carnival Journey specialty cruise to Barbados. In welcoming the cruise liner to the island, he exchanged commemorative plaques with Captain Rocco …

Growth In Room Capacity & Tourism Investment

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Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, believes investor confidence in the tourism industry is on the rise.  He attributes this to Barbados’ Staff Level Agreement with the International Monetary Fund. He was speaking to local and international media at the 2018 Annual Convention for the Society of American Travel Writers at the Hilton Barbados Resort, on Monday. “Since …

Barbados Gains Increased US Airlift

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Barbados is hoping to capitalize on increased airlift from the United States (US) this winter season. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, disclosed that American Airlines will be providing daily service to Barbados from Charlotte, North Carolina and three daily flights from Miami. He was speaking today at the 2018 Annual Convention for the Society of American Travel …

Prime Minister To Attend LIAT Meeting On Friday

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will attend a meeting of the majority shareholders of LIAT on Friday, August 17, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Ms. Mottley and Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who is also Chairman of the Major Shareholders, will deliver remarks. Chief Executive Officer of LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones, will also update …

Refurbished Lighthouse A Tourism Plus

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Pictured here at the official plaque unveiling are: (l-r) Chief Executive Officer of Barbados Port Inc., David Jean-Marie; CEO at the BTPA Dr. Kerry Hall; Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy; and Deputy Chairman of the Barbados Port Inc. Captain George Fergusson. (Photo Credit: PRMR Inc.) The recent refurbishment of the South Point Lighthouse has provided yet another …

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 …

Tourism Minister Lauds Caribbean Aircraft Handling

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The management and staff of Caribbean Aircraft Handling (CAH) are being reminded that their organisation is important to maintaining and developing Barbados’ tourism product. Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, gave this reminder recently when he delivered the feature remarks at the Caribbean Aircraft Handling’s 25th anniversary Awards Ceremony, held on the Defence Force Grounds, St. Ann’s Fort, The Garrison. An …