Barbados Tourism curates two new events for the lean travel period

Continuing to position Barbados as a formidable player in sports tourism, two new events are created for the traditionally softer period of September – the Barbados Beach and Wellness Festival and the Barbados Cycling Festival.

Receiving positive feedback and displaying strong potential for further development and accomplishment, Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Barbados announced that the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) will once again host the two events in 2018.

“We are also packaging 2018 as the Year of Culinary Experiences and you will, therefore, see us promoting a lot of the delicious and authentic dining experiences to be had on the island, from flying fish to gourmet breadfruit bowls,” revealed Sealy. Up next for the destination is the annual Connect Barbados B2B conference scheduled for May 9-12, 2018.

Last year, Barbados enjoyed a record 5% increase in stay-over arrivals, an all-time high for the destination. Over the course of 2017, the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) welcomed 663,441 visitors, which was 31,308 more than 2016.