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.
It’s a well known the moment Brits notice a few rays, they do everything in their power to make the most of it. Whether it’s donning flip flops, struggling into shorts or dusting the cobwebs off the BBQ, it’s so seldom Brits see the sun that they really don’t want to miss a moment when it does show its face.
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.
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.
Barbados will soon be gearing up to welcome additional holiday-makers looking for sunshine, as British Airways has announced an increase from ten to 12 flights per week, demonstrating the UK’s long-standing interest in travel to the island. These two extra flights will run from November 30th, 2014 through to February 29th, 2015, with the potential to bring up to nearly 600 extra passengers to the island per week.
The new Barbados tourism advertising campaign featuring Rihanna is going from strength to strength as it further deepens its breadth and depth to communicate the island – from the “Inside Out”. A record number of people around the world have already seen a sneak preview of the new campaign featuring Rihanna, who posted Twitter, Facebook and Instagram images on her social media feeds using the hashtag #Barbados.
The House, one of Barbados’ premier West Coast hotels, has completed a five-month refurbishment including a fresh look in the guestrooms and bathrooms.
Almond Beach Village in Barbados is set to close its doors on April 30 due to the deteriorating quality of the property and falling occupancy levels. The closure is expected to result in 500 employees losing their jobs.
Invest Barbados today announced that a new world-class hospital will be built on the site of the former St. Joseph Hospital as part of a long-term development program that will also bring several specialty treatment centres, biotechnology research companies and patient accommodation facilities to the country over the next five years.
Barbadian heritage has been officially acknowledged on the world stage with the Historic Bridgetown & Garrison confirmed for inclusion within the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Also in the Caribbean today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Bridgetown.
Rihanna - one of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 30 million records and 100 million singles sales to her name - has signed a multi-year deal with The Barbados Tourism Authority. Under the terms of the deal, the pop sensation will exclusively promote her hometown island of Barbados as a tourist destination.