Travel Tips For Hurricane Season

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Barbadians travelling in the region, especially between June 1 and November 30, should be mindful that a natural disaster could occur and should be knowledgeable about where to turn to and be prepared for any eventuality. According to former Head of the Consular Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Natalie Cox,  if an overseas territory is affected by …

Call For An Regional Ferry Service

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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, believes that for a ferry service should be a significant feature throughout the northern and southern Caribbean, as a means of reducing the cost of air and sea travel for business and pleasure. He made this observation recently while addressing a Regional Consultation for an Effective Platform for CARIFORUM French …

Barbados Needs Your Vote

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Barbadians are urged to vote for the island in the USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards. With a total of five nominations in four categories, Barbados has been recognised in the categories of Best Caribbean Attraction, Best Restaurant in the Caribbean, Best Caribbean Golf Course and Best Caribbean Dive Site. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. …

Yellow Fever Advisory Update

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(Stock Image) Residents of Barbados who are planning travel to Jamaica via Trinidad and Tobago or Guyana are advised that they will require a valid yellow fever certificate to gain entry into that country. A statement from the Ministry of Health today said that for the vaccine to be most effective, it must be administered at least 10 days before …

Increase Recorded In Visitor Expenditure

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(Stock Photo) Barbados’ tourism sector earned an estimated US $336,757,000 during the first quarter of 2016 based on a visitor exit survey conducted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Sharing statistics on the sector, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William Griffith, stated that this figure represented an increase in total expenditure by stay over visitors …

Strong Tourism First Quarter For Barbados

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(Stock Photo) Provisional figures shared recently by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) have revealed that arrivals increased 7.4 per cent during the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the previous year. This represented some 184,177 visitors compared to 171,413 during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BTMI, William Griffith, commended the organisation’s global …

Weekly Brazil Service To Be Suspended

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(FP) Weekly direct flights from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Barbados will be suspended from Sunday, August 28. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) announced that the service would be put on hold following a recent meeting between Barbados’ tourism marketing team, led by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, and executives from …