Petra Roach, United States director for Barbados Tourism Marking, speaks to Breaking Travel News during the Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Jamaica. She tells editor Chris O’Toole how new airlift and upcoming hotel developments will enhance the destination.
New airlift, new experiences and refreshed product are translating to increased tourism business for Barbados.
American Airlines has announced the addition of non-stop, daily service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Grantley Adams International Airport beginning December 19th.
Quarter three statistics for 2016 shows that visitors to the island are continuing to spend and contribute to the economic growth of Barbados. This is according to The Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s quarterly exit survey for the period July to September, 2016.
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 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.