From November 17 to 22, 2003, the Barbados Week tour stops in Washington, D.C., for Bridgetown Comes to Washington D.C., a celebration of the 375th
anniversary of the establishment of Barbados` capital city, Bridgetown.
Presented by the Barbados Tourism Authority, the tour continues through the year, making stops at target cities for a week at a time to showcase Bajan culture, the attractions of the island and its indigenous products. Participating sponsors include airlines, hotels and marketplace operators. Events are planned for both consumers and travel agents, offering an update on the Barbados tourism product and its remarkable diversity.
Barbados dignitaries and city representatives of Washington, D.C., will
attend the week`s events. Ambassador Michael King of Barbados is expected to attend in a demonstration of support for the special bond that exists between Washington, D.C., and Bridgetown, Barbados.
Commenting on the week in D.C., the Barbados Tourism Authority`s vice president of marketing for North America, Bill Silvermintz, noted: “The
D.C. area represents an important market for Barbados. This special week
offers an ideal opportunity for us to thank our hard-working travel agents, and to provide informative updates about our great tourism
product. For consumers, the week offers several fun promotions and an
introduction to the attractions of this leading Caribbean destination.”