THE OFFICIAL TOURISM MARKETING ORGANIZATION OF BARBADOS
The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) functions are to promote, assist and facilitate the efficient development of tourism; to design and implement suitable marketing strategies for the effective promotion of the tourism industry; to make provision for adequate and suitable air and sea passenger transport services to and from Barbados; to encourage the establishment of amenities and facilities necessary for the proper enjoyment of Barbados as a tourist destination; to carry out market intelligence in order to inform the needs of the tourism industry.
  • Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
    Global Headquarters
    1st Floor, Warrens Office Complex
    Warrens, St. Michael,
    Barbados. W.I. BB12001
    Tel: 246-535-3700 | Fax: 246-535-3799 btmiinfo@visitbarbados.org

LATEST NEWS

BAJAN PILOTS CAPTAIN COPA INAUGURAL FLIGHTS
18.07.2018

BAJAN PILOTS CAPTAIN COPA INAUGURAL FLIGHTS

What began as a celebration of the inaugural Copa Airlines service to Barbados from Panama turned into a homecoming affair as Barbadian pilot Marc Holford landed the first CM0260...
Expedia Group Partners With Barbados To Promote Culinary Program
29.06.2018

Expedia Group Partners With Barbados To Promote Culinary Program

Successfully partnering with the BTMI during the island’s Year of Culinary Experiences, Expedia Group also reports increase in demand via mobile devices to the island To read more, please...
AMERICAN AIRLINES INTRODUCES DAILY FLIGHTS TO BARBADOS FROM CHARLOTTE, NC
21.06.2018

AMERICAN AIRLINES INTRODUCES DAILY FLIGHTS TO BARBADOS FROM CHARLOTTE, NC

American Airlines has announced the addition of non-stop, daily service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) beginning December 19, 2018. To read more...
FREEDOM OF THE SEAS IS COMING TO BARBADOS
15.06.2018

FREEDOM OF THE SEAS IS COMING TO BARBADOS

Just recently, Freedom of the Seas dropped its anchor for the first time at the Port of Bridgetown. To read more on the vessel, please see the attached article.
BARBADOS NAMED CARIBBEAN LUXURY DESTINATION OF 2017
15.06.2018

BARBADOS NAMED CARIBBEAN LUXURY DESTINATION OF 2017

Of all the destinations in the Caribbean, Barbados stands tall as the most luxurious. That was the finding of the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards. To read more, please see...
Barbados reps talk attractions, culinary adventure in Vancouver
04.06.2018

Barbados reps talk attractions, culinary adventure in Vancouver

Representatives from Barbados Tourism Marketing welcomed a select group of Vancouver-area travel agents to a dinner presentation at the Sandman Signature Langley Hotel on May 31 to share why...
Barbados – Where Rum Comes From
04.06.2018

Barbados – Where Rum Comes From

Barbados Wins Gold at Chelsea 2018. Please see the link for further details.
Barbados And Copa Airlines Sign Agreement In Panama City
18.05.2018

Barbados And Copa Airlines Sign Agreement In Panama City

On Wednesday morning, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) along with Copa Airlines co-hosted a media breakfast in Panama City, which saw the official signing of the partnership agreement...
BARBADOS TARGETTING FOODIES FOR SUMMER WITH NEW CAMPAIGN
14.05.2018

BARBADOS TARGETTING FOODIES FOR SUMMER WITH NEW CAMPAIGN

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has partnered with the Expedia Group to offer even more value and further enhance the Year of Culinary Experiences 2018 with a special...
AMERICAN AIRLINES UNVEILS THIRD DAILY FLIGHT TO BARBADOS FROM MIAMI; LAUNCHES DEC. 19
09.05.2018

AMERICAN AIRLINES UNVEILS THIRD DAILY FLIGHT TO BARBADOS FROM MIAMI; LAUNCHES DEC. 19

Following a year of record-breaking growth, Barbados anticipates an even larger influx of U.S. visitors with the latest uptick in flight service to the country. This month, American Airlines,...
READY, SET, CONNECT!
07.05.2018

READY, SET, CONNECT!

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) is going to ‘town for its 13th installment of Connect Barbados – the destination’s annual four-day business-to-business market place. The 70 tour operators...
Barbados Tops Charts with “Rihanna Effect,” Plans Bigger 2018
16.04.2018

Barbados Tops Charts with “Rihanna Effect,” Plans Bigger 2018

After shattering the 1987 Barbados’ arrivals record in 2017, Caribbean hotspot lures travel writers and tastemakers, hosting SATW during the “Year of Culinary Experiences”
Barbados Focused On Increasing European Business
06.04.2018

Barbados Focused On Increasing European Business

BERLIN, GERMANY. This year, the Barbados delegation set out to wow European media, travel agents and tour operators with all of the destination’s unique selling points at ITB Berlin...
Inside Barbados
03.04.2018

Inside Barbados

“The wondrously historic St. Nicholas Abbey is becoming a hive of activity as they get set to launch their new – or is it old? – steam engine tours.” – Cheryl...
Barbados, Always “On”
03.04.2018

Barbados, Always “On”

By: Amy Sedeño While many Caribbean islands are limping towards recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Barbados’ tourism is having a moment.
Cruises to Barbados Offer a Truly Unique Caribbean Experience
21.03.2018

Cruises to Barbados Offer a Truly Unique Caribbean Experience

By John Roberts Barbados already stands out among the Caribbean destinations you can visit on a cruise. You might know it as the homeland of music superstar Rihanna. But it’s...
BARBADOS #1 IN THE WORLD FOR VISITOR SATISFACTION
09.03.2018

BARBADOS #1 IN THE WORLD FOR VISITOR SATISFACTION

Berlin, GERMANY – Barbados tourism is once again in winner’s row, this time beating out destinations such as second-place Seychelles and third-place Bermuda, to land the number one spot...
15.02.2018

Copa Airlines plans Barbados launch in July 2018

By Jim Liu Copa Airlines this week opened reservation for its planned Panama City – Bridgetown route, announced by the airline earlier this month. Service to Barbados is subject to Government...
Why Nikki Beach Barbados should be on your Caribbean to-do list
15.02.2018

Why Nikki Beach Barbados should be on your Caribbean to-do list

By James Mullinger  The luxury beach club concept has just become the island’s star attraction – here’s the lowdown: Luxury beach club concept Nikki Beach has been slowly but (not...
Keep fit and drink lots of rum: Running a Barbados marathon is the perfect way to see the Caribbean
09.01.2018

Keep fit and drink lots of rum: Running a Barbados marathon is the perfect way to see the Caribbean

By Simon Rice The Barbados Marathon has a tagline of ‘Come for the run, stay for the fun’. It’s fitting, but there is so much more it could include....
Tourists vote Barbados into the Caribbean’s Top 10 Destinations
06.02.2018

Tourists vote Barbados into the Caribbean’s Top 10 Destinations

By Kerri Gooding Millions of travellers had voted and according to Trip Advisor, Barbados is a favourite with persons. Barbados has earned a 2017 Trip Advisor Award in the...
The Ultimate One Week Itinerary for Barbados
11.12.2017

The Ultimate One Week Itinerary for Barbados

By Macca Sherifi From diving with a yellow submarine to sailing around the island on a luxury catamaran, here is your ultimate one week itinerary for Barbados, one of...
5 Delicious Reasons to Escape to Barbados
08.01.2018

5 Delicious Reasons to Escape to Barbados

By Team Tasting Table Rum punch, roti and sweet bread are cause for a Caribbean vacation The Caribbean is full of islands packed with gorgeous beaches and freshly caught fish, but...
Celebrating Sun and Rum in Barbados
03.01.2018

Celebrating Sun and Rum in Barbados

By Roy Stern aka Global Gumshoe Great food and libations in this Caribbean paradise Known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, the small, lush, sun-drenched island of Barbados is home...
On the Bright Side in Barbados
01.01.2018

On the Bright Side in Barbados

By Sunshine Flint Photos by: Pamela Pasco Barbados is classic Caribbean: pink-sand beaches, trade winds, turquoise seas—and most appealing of all, the friendly, relaxed lifestyle. Barbados has a rich...
Spirit of Barbados Gala Celebrates 50 Years of Independence
23.12.2017

Spirit of Barbados Gala Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

By Ebony Flake It was an evening of celebration for the country of Barbados last month as the embassy hosted The Spirit of Barbados Gala in D.C. to honor...
From Adventure to Dining, Barbados Has It All
12.12.2017

From Adventure to Dining, Barbados Has It All

By Matt Kirouac Barbados, like many Caribbean islands, conjures images of sun-soaked palm trees, glamorous oceanside resorts and glistening turquoise beaches. But look beyond the shimmering surface of the...
5 Barbados Excursions You Didn’t Know About
06.12.2017

5 Barbados Excursions You Didn’t Know About

By Holly Johnson A few weeks ago, I went to Barbados to enjoy the annual Barbados Food & Rum Festival. I ate a ton of delicious food and drank a...
When It Comes to Food, Barbados Is So Hot Right Now
01.12.2017

When It Comes to Food, Barbados Is So Hot Right Now

By Joey Skladany A trip to Barbados may be a welcomed escape to turquoise beaches and fruity cocktails, but you don’t have to sacrifice quality dining for a taste of...
5 Reasons to Visit Barbados this Winter
04.11.2017

5 Reasons to Visit Barbados this Winter

By Holly Johnson Now that the weather is getting colder, many of us are dreaming of a warm-weather getaway for the upcoming dreary season. If you’re trying to figure...
LATIN AMERICA GETS MAJOR BOOST AS BARBADOS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH COPA AIRLINES
29.01.2018

LATIN AMERICA GETS MAJOR BOOST AS BARBADOS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH COPA AIRLINES

The Honourable Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, just announced a new partnership with Copa Airlines from his offices in Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. The deal...
10 Reasons Why It’s All About Barbados in 2018
23.01.2018

10 Reasons Why It’s All About Barbados in 2018

By Phil Clarke Every job has its drawbacks, I once worked on a garlic farm and wafted a 20 yard garlicky exclusion-zone everywhere I went, putting off girls and...
Barbados! The Dragon World Championships
16.01.2018

Barbados! The Dragon World Championships

By Stefani Jackenthal, Adventure Travel & Wine Journalist The beaming morning sun warmed my tanned shoulders as waves gently crashed behind me. While standing in a huddle for the race...
NAME CHANGE FOR LEADING CARIBBEAN REGATTA
27.12.2017

NAME CHANGE FOR LEADING CARIBBEAN REGATTA

The Caribbean race season’s opening regatta is now to be known as Barbados Sailing Week, which replaces its former title – the Mount Gay Round Barbados Series writes Sue...
01.10.2017

Barbados Reports Stellar 2017 at Sotic Grenada

Barbados reported strong tourist arrivals, a successful Year of Sports, and a slew of new activities, attractions and accommodations on the horizon. During his presentation at the annual State...
Barbados Named the Star Winter Sun Destination 2017
01.09.2017

Barbados Named the Star Winter Sun Destination 2017

Barbados is on winner’s row again. Just two months after nabbing third place in the Cruise Critic’s Top-rated Southern Caribbean Cruise Destinations, Barbados was crowned the Star Winter Sun...

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Seatrade Cruise Global

Seatrade Cruise Global

Seatrade Cruise Global is the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry by bringing together buyers
Fort Lauderdale, FL
From 05.03.2018 - 08.03.2018
ITB Berlin

ITB Berlin

With more than 170,000 visitors, among these 113,000 trade visitors, and 11,000 represented companies from 180 countries, ITB Berlin
Berlin, Germany
From 07.03.2018 - 11.03.2018
Unite Caribbean

Unite Caribbean

An event for UK and European based tour operators to hold pre-booked, one-to-one meetings with tourist boards, hoteliers
London
From 12.03.2018 - 12.03.2018
TravMedia International Media Market Place

TravMedia International Media Market Place

This is TravMedia's UK flagship media and industry event which will enable the BTMI to showcase ourselves to the UK's leading journalists.
London
From 12.03.2018 - 12.03.2018
World Travel Market – Latin America

World Travel Market – Latin America

WTM Latin America is a three day business to business tradeshow. It involves travel trade events and a targeted Hosted-Buyers
Brazil
From 03.04.2018 - 05.04.2018
Incentive Travel Exchange – USA & Canada

Incentive Travel Exchange – USA & Canada

Welcome to Incentive Travel Exchange! ITE has been connecting high-volume meeting and incentive travel buyers looking to maximize their
Las Vegas, NV
From 18.04.2018 - 21.04.2018
London Marathon Exhibition

London Marathon Exhibition

The BTMI UK will be enhancing its efforts to promote and generate interest around the Run Barbados Series by participating in the London
Excel, London
From 18.04.2018 - 21.04.2018
Connect Barbados 2018

Connect Barbados 2018

Join us May 9th - 12th 2018 at the beautiful Hilton Resort, Barbados to participate in this unique industry networking event
Barbados
From 09.05.2018 - 12.05.2018
Barbados Ball 2018

Barbados Ball 2018

Barbados Charity Ball is the main fundraising activity of the Barbados Country Team and the Barbados Ball Canada Aid, a not-for-profit
Toronto, ON
From 09.06.2018 - 09.06.2018