Barbados has been named among the top five best islands in the Caribbean and Atlantic in the just-released 2022 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, and chief executive officer of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) Dr Jens Thraenhart sees the ranking as a recognition that the country has more to offer than sun, sea and sand
“When we are united, we, as the Caribbean, are unstoppable.” Those were the sentiments of Kenneth Bryan, the Cayman Islands’ Minister of Tourism and newly-elected chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as he played host to both the CTO’s Business Meetings and Caribbean Youth Tourism Conference and IATA’s fourth annual Caribbean Aviation Day in George Town in Grand Cayman from Sept. 9-15.
Barbados has become one of the latest destinations around the world to completely drop its Covid-19 related entry requirements and return at last to normal tourism after a few years of tiresome travel restrictions.
Barbados has dropped all its Covid entry restrictions for international visitors. As of September 22, Barbados has removed all its Covid-related travel protocols, bringing it in line with most other Caribbean islands.
The Caribbean has seen its “largest ever” number of future bookings as visitor numbers surpass 2019 levels.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Henry Charles Fernandez, has a simple message for the Caribbean government. He wants regional leaders to be as committed to regional interconnectivity as they are willing to pay international airlines to fly to their countries, often times “half empty.”
The 29th Annual World Travel Awards™ Caribbean & The Americas Gala made a dazzling return to an in person format on August 31st at Sandals Montego Bay, acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.