Category Archives: Tourism

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Sharpening Tourism Pencil a Must

What practical measures could we implement to help negate the consequence of the falling value of Sterling and make Barbados more affordable for our existing and potential British visitors? My thoughts are, that we have to think way beyond the very basics, like flights and accommodation and look for smart partnerships which will bring the overall cost of the holiday

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – B for Bollocks, B for Brexit

The ongoing Brexit debacle has produced a new British Prime Minister and abinet, seemingly intent on mimicking the Disney created urban legend documentary, depicting a lemming-like suicide by leaving the European Union on 31st October 2019, regardless of the cost to its own population and the inevitable effect it will have on both domestic and overseas tourism. By now I

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Barbados Economic Recovery and the Falling Pound

Benidorm in Spain was a small fishing village, then the big boy’s moved in the Spanish Govt rubbed their hands €€€€€€€€/ now look at it. Barbados a wonderful little golden island in the sun and the big boys are wanting to move in, Gov’t is the $$$$$/ €€€€€€or ££££££so important that you become the concrete Benidorm of the Caribbean, LET

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – The Rise of Concrete Monsters on the Barbados Coastline

Are ten-storey high hotels set to be the new ‘norm’ on Barbados and if so, what are the potential negative implications? Clearly, any developer wants to maximize their investment, but when the land and buildings have reportedly been purchased at well below recognized market value, where is the imperative and justification? If planning permission is granted, then how on earth

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Antigua, LIAT and Pie in the Sky

I recently questioned the charging of US$70 of the October 2018 imposed ‘Airline Travel and Tourism Development Fee’ on a LIAT return ticket from Barbados to St. Maarten. This was in addition to the already existing US$27.50 departure tax. LIAT kindly responded by stating the “Airline Travel and Tourism Development Fee is US$35 for CARICOM and US$70 for other destinations.

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