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The Adrian Loveridge Column – The Definition of LIAT is Politics

Frankly I have employed extraordinary restraint in commenting on the subject of LIAT, because at the end of the day I believe until the politics is completely removed from the management of the airline and it is operated […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column–Growing Our Relationship With Caribbean Airlines and Partners

With any number of uncertainties there can be very few other businesses like airlines which present a constant indeterminate challenge. It seems a twinkle ago since massive controversy hit the media over the sale […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column: Chinese Tourists Ripe for the Picking

The name Wang Jianlin may not resonate with you, but according to the South China Morning Post he is the richest man in China and recently announced plans to build the world’s biggest tourism enterprise which will overtake the current giant, Disney. The chairman of the Wanda Group […]

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2015 Crop Over and Rihanna

Crop Over 2015 is about to slide off the calendar and by the measurement of many it was a success. BU will reserve judgment until a more respectful  time but we offer this: is Crop Over […]

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Santander Bank Research Identifies Barbados and the UAE Expensive Destinations

With Sterling reaching an eight year high against the Euro, making most European countries dramatically less expensive as holiday destinations […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Reducing Dependence on Booking Agents

Last week I used a couple of web based hotel booking sites to reserve some accommodation in Charlotte and Kentucky for an upcoming trip. One of them, Hotwire, offers a variety of star rated lodging where you do not actually know exactly […]

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The Adrian Loveridge Column: Opportunity to Attract Frequent Flyers

All work and no pay! A recent survey released through the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) and conducted by Oxford Economics concluded that last year, American workers walked away from US$52.4 billion in unused vacation time, forfeiting a total of 169 million paid days off. The amount of vacation time American’s take as a nation is […]

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A VIRGIN Opportunity

While the concept was rolled out some time ago, the details were largely announced in a media conference which took place at the Museum Park in Miami last week. Never shy of dominating the global limelight, Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin Cruises should have three brand new Italian built ships in the water by […]

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Chris Sinckler and David Estwick Saga Continues – Money is Sweeter than Sugar

Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
BU understands the Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler will play hardball with the sugar industry deal unless Minister of Agriculture David Estwick appoints BNB Capital Corporation to provide the financing for the new sugar factory. It is being discussed in certain circles that the minister of finance…

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2015 Budget Ignores Important Tourism Sector

I had hoped to dedicate this week’s column to the new measures put in place announced in the 2015 budget to stimulate spending, especially in the tourism sector. Unless I missed something while trawling through the 57 pages, not a single ‘incentive’ has been announced […]

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Sunil Chatrani: STOP Discounting!

While not attending the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Annual General Meeting recently, if media reports are accurate, the outgoing Chairman is quoted as stating ‘discounts were not the way to attract visitors to these shores’ […].

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Help Car Rental Sector

Whether travelling on business or pleasure, I usually hire a car, because for me it adds a huge dimension to the experience and dramatically increases the options available. With a budget on the horizon, I implore the Minister of Finance to look again at our car rental sector, if we are going to maintain

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Incentive Travel the Way to GO!

One of the first and largest groups I brought to Barbados was back in the 70s. Seventy two people in total which included salesmen, their partners, distributors and the company’s senior management. While the firm, Cavalier Caravans, was headquartered in Sweden it had a substantial manufacturing plant in the Eastern English port town of Felixstowe […]

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Barbados Tourism Numbers Achieve Double Digits Growth

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS. May 27, 2015 – Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of 2015 to reach 171,471 long stay arrivals.BTMI Chairman, Alvin Jemmott, noted that there were record arrivals in each of the first three months of 2015 and extended his congratulations to all industry workers and partners for their […]

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