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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.

Barbados COVID-19 Surges: Announces New Measures
Travel Safety & Emergencies

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!
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Barbados: No coronavirus travel ban!

Chief Assignment Editor 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
Hotel & Resort News

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
Travel Award News

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?
Travel Associations News

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
Hotel & Resort News

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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?
Luxury Travel News

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?
Hotel & Resort News

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
Airline News

Barbados enjoys major European expansion with new Eurowings flights

Chief Assignment Editor 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
Airline News

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
Travel Associations News

Barbados Tourism CEO announces his resignation

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Chief Assignment Editor 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
Travel Safety & Emergencies

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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
Airline News

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
Airline News

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
Breaking Travel News

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

Why is Boeing 747-400 being registered under Barbados colors and moved at night?
Airline News

Why is Boeing 747-400 being registered under Barbados colors and moved at night?

editor editor- July 24, 2019

by David, Barbados Underground Why is there a big white end-of-life Boeing 747- 400 aircraft, capable of carrying 490 passengers ... Read More

Barbados Tourism launches summer campaign in US and Canada
Tourism News

Barbados Tourism launches summer campaign in US and Canada

editor editor- June 12, 2019

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has officially launched its summer campaign for 2019: “Brilliant Barbados Fly into Savings.” The promotion, ... Read More

JetBlue announces year-round service between Newark and Barbados
Airline News

JetBlue announces year-round service between Newark and Barbados

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and JetBlue announced the expansion of JetBlue’s seasonal weekly service on Saturdays to year-round service ... Read More

Hugh Riley retires as Secretary General of Caribbean Tourism Organization
Travel Associations News

Hugh Riley retires as Secretary General of Caribbean Tourism Organization

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019

Caribbean Tourism Organization, region’s tourism development agency, is to begin the search for a new Secretary General to replace the ... Read More

Major tour operators converging on Barbados for 2019 meeting with tourism partners
Meeting Industry News

Major tour operators converging on Barbados for 2019 meeting with tourism partners

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019

Three weeks away from the May 1 start of the premier business-to-business marketplace, Connect Barbados, with over 100 participants - ... Read More

Barbados Tourism announces solid 2018 performance
Travel Destination

Barbados Tourism announces solid 2018 performance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019

CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has revealed that Barbados enjoyed a 2.7% increase in ... Read More

Rats on the rise in Barbados: Ministry steps in
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Rats on the rise in Barbados: Ministry steps in

editor editor- February 13, 2019

The rat population is on the rise in Barbados, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness has stepped in and ... Read More

CTO Secretary General: 2019 outlook is bright for the Caribbean
Travel Associations News

CTO Secretary General: 2019 outlook is bright for the Caribbean

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018

As the Caribbean tourism sector prepares to welcome the New Year, we look forward to 2019 with a sense of ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism Organization to publish Disaster Risk Management Guide
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Caribbean Tourism Organization to publish Disaster Risk Management Guide

editor editor- November 26, 2018

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, is soon to publish a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Guide ... Read More

Juergen Steinmetz Appointed to Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation Board
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Juergen Steinmetz Appointed to Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2018

The Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Foundation, Jacqueline Johnson, welcomed Juergen T. Steinmetz, publisher of eTurboNews, as its ... Read More

Blind spot limiting Caribbean Tourism potential
Tourism News

Blind spot limiting Caribbean Tourism potential

editor editor- November 2, 2018

A secret to unlock the full potential of Caribbean tourism may be hidden in plain sight. That is according to ... Read More

Empty hotel rooms costing the Caribbean billions
Hotel & Resort News

Empty hotel rooms costing the Caribbean billions

editor editor- October 31, 2018

Empty hotel rooms are costing the Caribbean billions of dollars in economic opportunity each year, warned Frank Comito, CEO and ... Read More

Brand expert: HR can unlock stronger Caribbean tourism identity
Breaking Travel News

Brand expert: HR can unlock stronger Caribbean tourism identity

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 26, 2018

A more globally competitive Caribbean tourism brand and stronger industry await if the power of human resource management is harnessed ... Read More

Caribbean Tourism: Complacency puts Caribbean people and economies at risk
Tourism News

Caribbean Tourism: Complacency puts Caribbean people and economies at risk

editor editor- October 24, 2018

Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, ... Read More