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 Resorts Announce More Resort Openings This Month
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Sandals Resorts Announce More Resort Openings This Month

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 6, 2020

Signaling the continued strength for Caribbean Tourism, Sandals Resorts International announced that it would usher in four more resort openings ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!
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Sandals Resorts: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 2, 2020

As the weather starts to cool in a lot of places around the world, Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean is ... Read More

Barbados updates COVID-19 travel protocols, moves UK to ‘high risk’
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Barbados updates COVID-19 travel protocols, moves UK to ‘high risk’

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

On Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in conjunction with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) released the country’s ... Read More

Sandals Resorts: We’re Back!
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Sandals Resorts: We’re Back!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 24, 2020

All Sandals Resorts are reopening, in fact, many are already open with the rest due to open soon. The time ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Wedding: “Virtually Perfect” Solutions
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Sandals Resorts Wedding: “Virtually Perfect” Solutions

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 15, 2020

Over the past few months, one thing has remained truer than ever before – love hasn’t faltered, and neither have ... Read More

Sandals Resorts South Coast Unveils New Design Plans
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Sandals Resorts South Coast Unveils New Design Plans

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 10, 2020

Sandals Resorts International, all-inclusive company, unveiled design plans of a multi-million-dollar renovation at its picturesque Jamaican oasis, Sandals South Coast. ... Read More

Sun, Sand and Social Distancing at Sandals Resorts
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Sun, Sand and Social Distancing at Sandals Resorts

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 4, 2020

Yes, Sandals Resorts has taken safety measures to another level. But take a long look and you’ll notice that the qualities travelers ... Read More

Barbados cancels annual Run Barbados series this year
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Barbados cancels annual Run Barbados series this year

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 26, 2020

In keeping with the global ongoing efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has made ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Implements Water Harvesting and Sanitation for Schools
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Sandals Foundation Implements Water Harvesting and Sanitation for Schools

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 18, 2020

Ahead of the start of the 2020/2021 academic year, work is far advanced to improve the drought management strategy and ... Read More

Barbados announces year-round daily direct service from London Heathrow
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Barbados announces year-round daily direct service from London Heathrow

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 13, 2020

After a hiatus of more than 15 years, Barbados will once again be serviced by British Airways from London Heathrow ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Invests in Community Youth Center
Responsible Tourism News

Sandals Foundation Invests in Community Youth Center

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 13, 2020

The basketball and multi-purpose playing courts at Buckfield Playfield, located in the heart of Ocho Rios in Jamaica, have received ... Read More

Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’
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Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

The Government of Barbados has implemented a travel ‘Bubble’ for specific countries with a low incidence of COVID-19, effective August ... Read More

Barbados welcomes interCaribbean Airways
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Barbados welcomes interCaribbean Airways

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

On Monday, August 4, the Government of Barbados officially welcomed interCaribbean Airways, which has setup a Southern Caribbean hub in ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward
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Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Patients of the Pediatric Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, will now be examined by and treated ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19
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Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 ... Read More

Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling
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Sandals Foundation and Sweet Water Providing COVID-19 Counseling

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 15, 2020

Persons struggling to cope with COVID-19 related issues can now seek online help at the Sweet Water Foundation. The helpline ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Helping Healthcare Workers Recharge
Travel Safety & Emergencies

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
Hotel & Resort News

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
Travel Safety & Emergencies

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
People in Travel & Tourism

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
Travel Safety & Emergencies

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
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
Resort News

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!

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

Sandals Sandals- 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