Category Archives: Tourism

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Online Hotel Booking Websites Must Change

According to a press release issue by the GOV.UK website, the British based Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ‘has secured a victory for UK holidaymakers as some of the biggest online hotel booking sites make formal commitments to change their ways’. Enforcement action has already been applied to the giants like Expedia,, Agoda,, ebookers and trivago ‘due to

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Increase Tourist Spend Required

While there has been enormous negative feedback mostly through the social media by repeat and first time visitors to Barbados concerning the imposition of several new taxes, it may not all be bad news. The decision to ‘blend’ the former Barbados Tourism Product Authority into the Ministry of Tourism could enable additional resources to once and for all systematically identify

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Banks Can Do More

While this may not be universally accepted, I firmly believe that our banks can be far more proactive in contributing to our overall national economic recovery. We understand they are under severe pressure regarding the Government ‘haircutting’ of bonds, debentures and other borrowings, but no-one can be under any illusion that they will not make up this deficit by imposing

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Barbados Cabinet Breaks Promise to Consult BWU re: transfer of BTPA to BTMI

The embedded documents support a view the government has backtracked on a promise made to employees at the BTPA and the Barbados Workers Union. In the interest of transparency and integrity it is important for the Mia Mottley led government to clarify the matter if it is to sustain the confidence of the people it serves. The last thing the

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