Category: Barbados travel news

Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.

Sandals Foundation Helping Healthcare Workers Recharge
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Sandals Foundation Helping Healthcare Workers Recharge

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

As public hospitals across the island strengthen their readiness protocol to respond to COVID-19 patients, the St. Ann’s Bay Regional ... Read More

Barbados reaches COVID-19 milestone, flights resume July 12
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Barbados reaches COVID-19 milestone, flights resume July 12

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

On Friday, Prime Minister the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced that Barbados has reached a milestone in its fight against ... Read More

Sandals Resorts and Sandals Foundation: Empowering People
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Sandals Resorts and Sandals Foundation: Empowering People

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 26, 2020

Sandals Resorts International created Sandals Foundation, and it has this philosophy:  We have seen that when we invest in one ... Read More

Barbados Prime Minister: Barbados tourism to reopen cautiously
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Barbados Prime Minister: Barbados tourism to reopen cautiously

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 19, 2020

All businesses in Barbados have been given the all clear to reopen on Monday, following the country’s restriction of various ... Read More

When Sandals Resorts Adopts a School, It Adopts the Community
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When Sandals Resorts Adopts a School, It Adopts the Community

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 18, 2020

When Gordon "Butch" Stewart opened his first Sandals Resort, he had one very important mandate: the resort would be required ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Providing Aid to the Most Vulnerable
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Sandals Foundation Providing Aid to the Most Vulnerable

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 10, 2020

Since the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shores of the Caribbean, the Sandals Foundation has earmarked resources and ... Read More

World Environment Day: Sandals Resorts EarthCheck Commitment
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World Environment Day: Sandals Resorts EarthCheck Commitment

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2020

World Environment Day, June 5, 2020, is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect the ... Read More

Barbados Tourism: We Care Initiative Launches
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Barbados Tourism: We Care Initiative Launches

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 5, 2020

On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Minister of Tourism and International Transport, the Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, announced the launch of ... Read More

Barbados Tourism Recovery: A new recovery.travel discussion
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Barbados Tourism Recovery: A new recovery.travel discussion

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2020

Stanton Carter of Brand of Brand Caribbean is a task board member of the newly formed recovery.travel task force.  He ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism: Put People First During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Caribbean Tourism: Put People First During COVID-19 Pandemic

editor editor- April 23, 2020

Caribbean tourism brands, including destinations, organizations, and businesses, must put people first in order to come out of the global ... Read More

Official COVID-19 Statement: Barbados
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Official COVID-19 Statement: Barbados

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 17, 2020

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced that the current curfew will ... Read More

Official CTO Statement: Passing of Dr. Roy Hastick
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Official CTO Statement: Passing of Dr. Roy Hastick

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 14, 2020

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Roy A. Hastick: It is with ... Read More

Barbados reports its third death from COVID-19 virus
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Barbados reports its third death from COVID-19 virus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Barbados officials report that a 95-year-old man, who was very ill when he presented with symptoms of COVID-19 last Sunday, ... Read More

Barbados supermarkets shut down due to COVID-19 coronavirus
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Barbados supermarkets shut down due to COVID-19 coronavirus

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 3, 2020

Barbados has announced a 24-hour curfew. In most countries, this means people need to stay home in most circumstances but ... Read More

Barbados COVID-19 Surges: Announces New Measures
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Barbados COVID-19 Surges: Announces New Measures

editor editor- March 27, 2020

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced that the country has now ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: Change Flexibility with No Penalties
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Sandals Resorts: Change Flexibility with No Penalties

editor editor- March 20, 2020

Sandals 5-star luxury included resorts is allowing complete name changes without penalties for the original date and resort of travel ... Read More

All-inclusive resorts may be the best bet for a holiday
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All-inclusive resorts may be the best bet for a holiday

editor editor- March 14, 2020

An all-inclusive resort just might be the safest way to take a vacation these days with the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying ... Read More

Barbados: No coronavirus travel ban!
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Barbados: No coronavirus travel ban!

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020

The Government of Barbados has advised that at this time there are no restrictions on travel to Barbados as a ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism Organization issues Statement on Coronavirus
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Caribbean Tourism Organization issues Statement on Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) continues to closely monitor the coronavirus virus (COVID-19) situation. We continue to engage our member ... Read More

28 Must-try Foods and Drinks When Visiting Barbados
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28 Must-try Foods and Drinks When Visiting Barbados

Kylie Morrow - Sandals Blog Kylie Morrow - Sandals Blog- March 8, 2020

People who identify themselves with the country of Barbados, often call themselves “Bajans”. Bajans are proud people, and you can tell ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises makes cancellation easy and free
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Royal Caribbean Cruises makes cancellation easy and free

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020

With COVID-19 adding uncertainty to travel plans around the world, Royal Caribbean Group said it will give guests greater control ... Read More

Sandals Resorts International Kicks Off a New Decade with 11 Prestigious Awards
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Sandals Resorts International Kicks Off a New Decade with 11 Prestigious Awards

editor editor- January 21, 2020

Sandals Resorts International received 11 prestigious awards last night at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards™ Caribbean Gala Ceremony held ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism eliminates US and UK Market: A man made hurricane?
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Caribbean Tourism eliminates US and UK Market: A man made hurricane?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2020

A man-made hurricane may be forming over the Caribbean with the beginning of the new year. The United States has ... Read More

Sandals Barbados: Stay at one resort play at two
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Sandals Barbados: Stay at one resort play at two

editor editor- November 23, 2019

Sandals in Barbados offers not just one but 2 adults-only all-inclusive 5-star resorts. Guests can stay in one resort while ... Read More

Barbados tourism: Strong performance in the first nine months of 2019
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Barbados tourism: Strong performance in the first nine months of 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 22, 2019

Chief Executive Officer of The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) William Griffith has revealed that based on the destination management ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Hawaii? A Caribbean Vacation in Hawaii?
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Sandals Resorts Hawaii? A Caribbean Vacation in Hawaii?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 16, 2019

The Hawaiian Islands and their Caribbean counterparts are separated by thousands of miles and also by some vast cultural differences. ... Read More

Why is the best resort in Barbados actually Jamaican style?
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Why is the best resort in Barbados actually Jamaican style?

editor editor- November 2, 2019

Sandals Resorts, a Jamaica hotel trendsetter since 1981, is setting standards high for recently-opened 5-star luxury all-inclusive resorts in Barbados. ... Read More

Barbados enjoys major European expansion with new Eurowings flights
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Barbados enjoys major European expansion with new Eurowings flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2019

Barbados has expanded its reach in Germany with a new thrice-weekly direct flight from Frankfurt to the Grantley Adams International ... Read More

European expansion: New direct flight from Germany to Barbados
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European expansion: New direct flight from Germany to Barbados

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- November 1, 2019

The new inaugural Eurowings Flight LH 5432 of the Lufthansa Group, landed in Barbados on Monday, October 28, 2019 at ... Read More

Barbados Tourism CEO announces his resignation
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Barbados Tourism CEO announces his resignation

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has announced that its CEO, William ‘Billy’ Griffith, tendered ... Read More

Barbados wins prestigious accolade in UK cruising
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Barbados wins prestigious accolade in UK cruising

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 16, 2019

Barbados is in winner’s row once again, this time as ‘Favorite Cruise Destination’, according to the 2019 Cruise International’s British ... Read More

Barbados: No major issues following Tropical Storm Dorian’s passage
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Barbados: No major issues following Tropical Storm Dorian’s passage

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 28, 2019

No major incidents, damage or injuries were reported across Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian last night and ... Read More

Martinique, St. Vincent, Barbados, Puerto Rico and St. Croix: Tourists bracing for Dorian
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Martinique, St. Vincent, Barbados, Puerto Rico and St. Croix: Tourists bracing for Dorian

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 27, 2019

Tourists in Martinique, St. Vincent, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and St. Croix are alerted, that Dorian, a powerful tropical storm is ... Read More

Barbados International Airport installs biometric kiosks
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Barbados International Airport installs biometric kiosks

editor editor- August 26, 2019

“As air travel continues to experience remarkable growth, we understand the need for greater innovation to solve passenger processing challenges. ... Read More

Caribbean Airlines cancels flights due to tropical storm Dorian
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Caribbean Airlines cancels flights due to tropical storm Dorian

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 26, 2019

Caribbean Airlines Passengers flying in and out of Piarco International Airport, Trinidad Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados Norman Manley International ... Read More

Africa and the Caribbean reconnected after Kenyattas visit to Barbados
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Africa and the Caribbean reconnected after Kenyattas visit to Barbados

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 15, 2019

Global Pan Africanism Network-GPAN called on CARICOM and Melanesian nations to embrace this campaign to reunite all people of African ... Read More

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