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.
BTN talks to David Rice, President & CEO, Barbados Toursit Board at ITB Berlin 2011
Barbados has outlined plans to develop its health and wellness tourism sector to help overcome the reliance of the country’s travel industry on seasonality and the vagaries of the global economic climate.
On the eve of Caribbean Marketplace 2010, BTN caught up Brett Callaghan, the man behind TotallyBarbados.com, to find out how a site that started small has grown big by tapping into local knowledge.
Barbados has enlisted the support of the travel industry in a bid to get the UK government to scrap Air Passenger Duty. The island’s Prime Minister David Thompson came to the UK to lobby the government to rethink the tax, which could add as much as £400 to the cost of a family holiday to the island.
Brett Callaghan is the brains behind TotallyBarbados.com – the number one website for everything related to the beautiful Caribbean island. BTN caught up with the former professional jockey turned web entrepreneur to find out how a site that started small has grown big by tapping into local knowledge.