After nearly two decades with the organisation, industry veteran Petra Roach is leaving to take up a new opportunity with the Grenada Tourist Board later this year.
Aer Lingus will commence four new routes from Manchester Airport flying to New York JFK and Orlando from July 29th, to Barbados from October 20th and to Boston from summer 2022.
With over 25,000 people – approximately 12.5 per cent of the adult population – receiving their first shot, Barbados leads the way as the most vaccinated country in the Caribbean.
Virgin Atlantic customers flying to Barbados or onwards to Antigua and Grenada on selected flights will receive a free, rapid, point of care, pre-departure lateral flow antigen test at Heathrow.
Barbados is now accepting applications for a 12-month welcome stamp visa. Those interested in living like a ‘Bajan’ for a year can apply for the opportunity to live and work remotely in paradise.
Amor Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, has declared the island destination free of Covid-19, with all curfews set to be lifted tomorrow. She added there are currently no active cases of the virus in the country.
Prime minister, Mia Amor Mottley, made the announcement stating the decision was made based on public health recommendations, in conjunction with the private sector.
With the island seeking to appeal to a younger, more affluent market sector, Petra Roach, United States director for Barbados Tourism Marking, tells Breaking Travel News what the Caribbean destination has to offer these savvy travellers.
Barbados Tourism Marketing chief executive William ‘Billy’ Griffith has tendered his resignation, effective December 31st. Following the move, the board of the organisation said it now had an opportunity to recruit a new leader and ensure a smooth transition as his contract comes to an end.