The Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. functions are to promote, assist and facilitate the efficient development of tourism; to design and implement suitable marketing strategies for the effective promotion of the tourism industry; to make provision for adequate and suitable air and sea passenger transport services to and from Barbados; to encourage the establishment of amenities and facilities necessary for the proper enjoyment of Barbados as a tourist destination; to carry out market intelligence in order to inform the needs of the tourism industry; to register, license and classify tourist accommodation according to the standard of amenities provided; to register and classify restaurants catering primarily to tourists; according to the standard of cuisine and amenities provided; to register and regulate such forms of service for tourists as the Minister determines; and to do such other things that in the opinion of the Authority would facilitate the proper discharge of its functions or would be incidental or conducive thereto.
The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes. Rated as one of the world’s sexiest beaches in 2008 by Concierge.com Barbados’ Crane Beach in St. Philip stands as a premier destination for travelers. Barbados is also the first Zagat-rated Caribbean island and is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. In 2015 Expedia, Caribbean Journal and the readers of the Telegraph rated the island Best Destination in the Caribbean. Barbados, which also ranked third among the islands of the Caribbean on TripAdvisor, has hosted several world class events including: The annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival; the 2006 PGA World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals in 2007, the Sentebale Charity Polo match with Prince Harry of Wales in 2010, and the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Finals for 2010, and the Rihanna LOUD concert in 2012. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas, to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning, five-star resorts. For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org.
The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. have teamed up with key partners to give you the ultimate chance to win one of 50 Mega FAM trip places in 2017. All you have to do to qualify is make five bookings to Barbados between 1st February 2017 and 31st March 2017 for travel between 1st February 2017 and 31st December 2017 and you could be flying to Barbados. Simply register your details on Book Barbados and Fly and start logging your Barbados bookings.