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Historic Bridgetown offered UNESCO status

Historic Bridgetown offered UNESCO status

5 July 2011 Tourism News

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 signs up to promote Barbados

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. 

Barbados eyes health tourism market

Barbados eyes health tourism market

3 June 2010 Spa News

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.

CHTA 2010 spotlight: Totally Barbados

CHTA 2010 spotlight: Totally Barbados

5 January 2010 Focus

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 enlists support for APD rethink

8 October 2009 Tourism News

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.

BTN spotlight: Brett Callaghan, TotallyBarbados

1 October 2009 Focus

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.

Barbados Month: Totally Barbados glitters at the World Travel Awards

Barbados Month: Totally Barbados glitters at the World Travel Awards

23 September 2009 Focus

Totally Barbados is a classic online success story - a website that started small but has grown a mass following. It capped a year of unprecedented success last December by winning “World’s Leading Travel Destination Website” at the 2008 World Travel Awards Grand Final in Turks & Caicos. So how did the site for all things Barbados do it?

Barbados Month: TotallyBarbados.com - the online face of a destination

Barbados Month: TotallyBarbados.com - the online face of a destination

9 September 2009 Focus

On the Caribbean paradise island of Barbados, TotallyBarbados.com has become the leading resource for local information by blending detailed travel and destination information for visitors with a strong business and investment section. BTN investigates how it has used indepth local knowledge to attract a global audience.

BTN Destination Focus: Barbados Month

BTN Destination Focus: Barbados Month

5 September 2009 Focus

Barbados is BTN’s Destination of the Month. In the first of a series of features, Adam Hakansson looks at how the Caribbean hideaway continues to prosper during the global downturn.