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Encouraging reports about British tourism bookings

According to a recent TravelMole article, British travel agents are reporting ‘exceptional’ days of trading so far this month. Some say forward bookings are up as much as ‘30-50 percent’ over the same period last year and that a third of summer holidays currently being offered in 2015 will be sold during January and February. 433 more words

Barbados

Clyde Mascoll’s Insight to the Barbados Economy

History will first remember Dr. Clyde Mascoll as an aspiring politician who misread the tea leaves when he failed to accept the return of the late David Thompson to lead the party. 801 more words

Opinion

Inter-American Development Bank cancels $160m loan for Barbados Four Seasons project

Another monster project left to rot in the Bajan sun

The on again – off again Barbados Four Seasons resort project may have received its final coffin-nail with the IDB finally withdrawing from this decade-old debacle. 406 more words

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Falling fuel prices no guarantee of increased tourism - Barbados must work smart and hard in a tough market

Most of us, of course, warmly welcome the current fall in fuel prices which probably in the hospitality sector be demonstrated by the greatest savings in electricity prices, especially those properties who have extensive air conditioning units. 485 more words

Barbados

CARICOM Continues to be Challenged by Governance and Economic Issues

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think tank and Watchdog Group

As is customary, we join with other commentators, that review the year and what gains, if any, the region would have made. 471 more words

Opinion

Thank you to all who work over Christmas taking care of our visitors

Good possibilities for 2015

Around this time of the year it is difficult not to spare a few thoughts for all those involved in tourism, directly or otherwise, who sacrifice their quality precious time with family to take care of our visitors over the Christmas period. 488 more words

Barbados

Prime Minister Stuart… all we want for Christmas is for the giant to be aroused from his slumber

It is difficult to feel cheerful in the Yuletide season when so many things in Barbados seem to be deteriorating. It is difficult to feel confident if a minister of cabinet publicly expresses his lack of confidence in how the Cabinet is managing… 602 more words

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