Category Archives: Tourism

Adrian Loveridge Column – Investment!

Are we any closer to establishing a one-stop-shop for tourism investment? As someone who has been intimately involved with tourism on Barbados, after 30 years, we still seem far from simplifying the process of encouraging both locals and foreigners to invest in the sector. For a country that is so dependent on tourism for economic survival, it seems an incredible

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Adrian Loveridge Column – BREXIT Looms and UK Tourists Weigh Cost of Travel

This weeks column comes from within the United Kingdom with the continued Brexit debacle hanging a massive question mark and uncertainty over the tourism industry. While the value of the Sterling against other major currencies has for decades been volatile, tour operators are left to second guess what a realistic exchange rate will be for the US$ and Euro next

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – The Banks, the Banks, the Baaaaaaaaanks!

Despite the apparent impasse between the current Government and our banks and financial institutions on the subject of terms for foreign debt repayment, it would be nothing short of silly for the heads of those banks to perpetuate the ongoing impression that they are not still open for private sector tourism investment and fiscal support. When I broached this subject

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