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Tourism Matters: Majority ownership in LIAT

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now After trying to avoid the subject intentionally for many years, is it now the time to focus all our attention that any change in the proposed majority beneficial ownership in LIAT (1974) Ltd…

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Tourism matters: New airlift into Barbados

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Barbados has been hugely successful in attracting new airlift and all our major markets have largely benefitted, most notably the United States. The new German Wings upcoming three flights each week from Frankfurt…

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Tourism Matters: We live in hope!

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Having watched the recently filmed interview with the new Minister of Tourism and International Transport in its entirety, where he concluded that our cruise sector is in “a state of deep crisis”, frankly…

Tourism Matters: All accommodation must be inspected and meet minimum criteria

By Adrian Loveridge From Business Insider Franchising has been a long used largely successful tool to grow brand awareness while helping to create a much larger business than perhaps achievable through more conventional means. It’s a great concept but can…

Tourism Matters: Perhaps this represents an enormous opportunity

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Our British and many of our Continental European holidaymakers look like they are in for a little relief next year. The current annoying and described by HM Treasury as ‘rip-off ‘ surcharges that…

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Tourism Matters: Are we completely docile as consumers?

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now There seems to be some doubt whether Mahatma Gandhi was the original person who articulated the following quotation or not, but few can doubt the meaning and intent of the message. “A customer…

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Tourism Matters: What does this have to do with Barbados?

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now While it is very tempting to second guess the possible effects of the now declared Brexit, I think our tourism planners have to be fully cognizant over the implications it may bring. In…

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Tourism Matters: An incredibly hard act to follow

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now As Sue Springer prepares to demit her post as chief executive officer at the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, I would like to dedicate this week’s column to her amazing contribution to tourism…

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Tourism Matters: A win-win scenario

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Officially Restaurant Week Barbados was rolled out by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. recently, which actually runs from 22nd October until 5th November, leading up to this year’s rebranded Food and Rum Festival….

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Tourism Matters: Returning to airlift

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean news Now I make no apologies in returning to airlift this week because, it is one of the most critical factors in our overall tourism success or failure. Take the United States as a classic…