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 …

Temporary Ban On Drones Extended

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The Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport advises the public that the temporary suspension on the importation and licensing of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems or drones, has been extended for a further 12 months. However, the Division has advised that Cabinet has approved “the temporary exemption, on a case-by-case …

Tourism Study On Watersports Operators

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The Ministry of Tourism and International Transport will soon be conducting a study on the economic contribution of small watersports operators to the tourism sector and the wider economy. Systems Consulting Limited has been commissioned by the Ministry to conduct research among key stakeholders in this sub-sector, as well as the wider tourism sector. Along with face-to-face interviews, it is …

16 Years Of HIV & AIDS Public Education

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The Ministry of Tourism and International Transport is determined to promote public education on HIV and AIDS in the tourism industry through its HIV/AIDS awareness programme. Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, disclosed this last Friday, during opening remarks at a drama presentation and cocktail reception hosted by his Ministry, in observance of World AIDS Day. Stating that his Ministry had …

Westbury New Road To Be Renamed

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Government will rename Westbury New Road in honour of former resident and Barbadian-born pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, on Independence Day, Thursday, November 30, during an official ceremony. According to officials within the Ministry of Tourism, Westbury New Road, which will be renamed Rihanna Drive, is a growing tourist attraction, as many taxi drivers and tour bus operators show it …

Ministry Of Tourism Conducting Study

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The Ministry of Tourism and International Transport has commissioned Systems Consulting Limited to carry out a study on the economic contribution of small watersports operators. Research will be conducted among key stakeholders in the tourism sector, including face-to-face interviews, and focus groups with users of the services of small watersports operators. The data collection stage is expected to commence later …

Ministry of Tourism: Airport Not Closed

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The Ministry of Tourism and International Transport has reassured the public that the Grantley Adams International Airport remains operational. In a statement issued in response to social media posts, the Ministry explained that at approximately 6:00 a.m. today, Thursday, July 6, a backup battery connected to the communications array in the Radar Section of the Air Traffic Services facility malfunctioned. …

Tourism Town Hall Meeting Next Week

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The Ministry of Tourism will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the National Tourism Programme and two initial projects: The Visitor Center and the Tourist Urban Route. The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 15, in the Hugh Springer Auditorium of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael, at 7:00 p.m. During the town hall …

New Cashier Hours For Int’l Transport

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The public is advised that the cashier hours for the Division of International Transport in the Ministry of Tourism, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, are Mondays to Fridays, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. However, persons may still conduct other business at the Ministry up until 4:30 p.m. Persons are asked to schedule their business accordingly. See also: READ MORE …