Barbados News

Air France expands network to Barbados

Air France expands network to Barbados

Air France will be offering up to two weekly flights to Barbados from Paris-Orly with a connection in Pointe à Pitre or Fort de France. The flights from Pointe à Pitre and Fort de France to Barbados will be offered on a code-share basis with Air Antilles and operated by ATR 72 and ATR42. On these flights, the company’s customers will also earn Miles as part of the Flying Blue loyalty program.

Sandals breaks ground on Barbados expansion

Sandals breaks ground on Barbados expansion

Sandals Resorts International has broken ground on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Dover Beach property in Barbados, marking the commencement of the construction of an additional 222 rooms and suites. Dubbed Sandals Barbados “Phase II”, this expansion when complete in November 2017, will add to the existing 280-room count and firmly place the property as the largest Sandals resort in the Eastern Caribbean.

SunGroup Hotels launches in UK market

SunGroup Hotels launches in UK market

4th Oct 2015 Hotel News Tourism News

New to the UK market, SunGroup Hotels is a leading privately-owned and family run hotel group in Barbados comprising five unique properties – Almond Beach Resort, Sugar Cane Club, Savannah Beach Hotel, Worthing Court Hotel and Time Out Hotel. Each with its own distinct character and appeal, some are fully owned and managed and others are operator/management contracts.

Barbados Tourism Marketing appoints new chief executive

Barbados Tourism Marketing appoints new chief executive

6th Nov 2014 Tourism News

Following the announcement of Barbados’ two new divisions of tourism - the Barbados Tourism Marketing and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority – the BTMI has confirmed the appointment of a prominent new chief executive and an industry-leading team of global directors. William Griffith has been appointed chief executive of the organisation and commenced his role earlier. An industry veteran, Griffith brings his vast experience in tourism back to Barbados, having been a member of the leadership team in a number of hotel properties in both Barbados and Bermuda.

Barbados announces launch of new tourism divisions

Barbados announces launch of new tourism divisions

The island of Barbados has announced its newest divisions of tourism affairs, the Barbados Tourism Marketing and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority. Built as a reform to the original Barbados Tourism Authority, the new divisions will work together to transform the current tourism landscape creating a bold new organisation focused on keeping the island top of mind in the dynamic and ever-changing tourism industry.

Delta Air Lines add nonstop services to Barbados

Delta Air Lines add nonstop services to Barbados

5th Jul 2014 Airline News Tourism News

Delta Air Lines is launching nonstop flights to Barbados beginning on December 4, 2014, twice weekly between Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where connections to cities across the United States are available.

Breaking Travel News interview: Petra Roach, chief executive, Visit Barbados

Breaking Travel News interview: Petra Roach, chief executive, Visit Barbados

17th Jun 2014 Focus

Petra Roach has recently taken over as interim chief executive with the Barbados Tourism Authority. Here she talks to Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about the most recent developments in the Caribbean tourism hotspot, the importance of European airline and the series of events lined up throughout the year to make sure holidaymakers return time after time.

Barbados Tourism Authority appoints interim president

Barbados Tourism Authority appoints interim president

The board of directors of the Barbados Tourism Authority has announced Petra Roach, vice president of marketing and sales, UK, will assume the role of interim president and chief executive. Over the past twelve years, Roach has been a driving force for the Barbados Tourism Authority in the UK market, developing key campaigns including the British Airways Football Legends Invitational Tournament and the Top Gear Festival Barbados, as well as pushing for the ratifying of Britain’s Air Passenger Duty, which was reformed earlier this year.