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
    One Barbados Place,
    Warrens, St. Michael,
    Barbados. W.I. BB12001
    Tel: 246-535-3700 | Fax: 246-535-3799 btmiinfo@visitbarbados.org

LATEST NEWS

13.06.2019

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES PARTNER WITH BTMI FOR CROP OVER 2019

Caribbean Airlines is the Official Airline for the 2019 Barbados Crop Over Festival. In its latest partnership with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI),...
30.05.2019

BTMI RAMPS UP MARKETING EFFORTS IN EUROPE, SIGNS CELEBRITY CHEF

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has ramped up its marketing, advertising and promotional efforts across Europe with a new campaign, ahead of the new Lufthansa thrice-weekly service from...
A NEW EVENT IS IN TOWN – THE NIGHT MARKET
15.05.2019

A NEW EVENT IS IN TOWN – THE NIGHT MARKET

On Friday May 17th, Pelican Craft Center will come alive with the festive sounds, exotic cuisine aromas in the air and open-air shopping as the inaugural night market begins...
HAILEY MAHY IS THE 2019 BARBADOS JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM
08.05.2019

HAILEY MAHY IS THE 2019 BARBADOS JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM

The Ursuline Convent walked away with bragging rights as Hailey Mahy was announced and declared the 2019 Junior Minister of Tourism of Barbados with the informative presentation titled, “Making...
10 Most Affordable Caribbean Destinations for Spring
17.04.2019

10 Most Affordable Caribbean Destinations for Spring

By Karyn Wofford: Going on a tropical vacation to the Caribbean is a bucket-list-worthy excursion. From the blue waters and postcard-perfect beaches, the idyllic locations seem unattainable, so we...
17.04.2019

IT IS ALMOST TIME TO CONNECT!

Three weeks away from the May 1 start of the premier business-to-business marketplace, Connect Barbados, with over 100 participants – inclusive of 56 tour operators, have already registered to...
10.04.2019

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES LAUNCHES NON-STOP SERVICE BETWEEN KINGSTON & BARBADOS

Caribbean Airlines announces the proposed start of non-stop service between Kingston, Jamaica and Barbados from April 15, 2019 subject to Government approval. Now, business, leisure and other travellers can...
LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION CHOOSES BARBADOS FOR BOXING MATCH
10.04.2019

LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION CHOOSES BARBADOS FOR BOXING MATCH

Held in collaboration with the Barbados Boxing Association (BBA), the Caribbean Law Enforcement Foundation (CLEF) will host the first of many Destination Smokers boxing matches throughout the Caribbean to...
09.04.2019

VISITORS TO BARBADOS SPENT US $1.1 BILLION IN 2018

In addition to an overall growth in arrivals, visitors are on average spending more money during their stays in Barbados. According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Stay-Over Expenditure...
01.04.2019

THE LUFTHANSA GROUP BRINGING 990 EXTRA SEATS TO BARBADOS FROM GERMANY THIS OCTOBER

Barbados is expanding its reach in Germany with a new thrice-weekly direct flight from Frankfurt to the Grantley Adams International Airport. Flight LH 5432, which is scheduled to commence...
11.03.2019

BTMI HEAD ANNOUNCES SOLID 2018 PERFORMANCE

CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has revealed that Barbados enjoyed a 2.7% increase in stay-over arrivals last year, compared to the corresponding period...
05.03.2019

NO CREW LEFT BEHIND HITS T&T CARNIVAL

The anticipated Crop Over campaign, #NoCrewLeftBehind2019 is underway with their first stop being Trinidad and Tobago Carnival. The five-month promotion, gives carnival lovers from around the Caribbean, the chance...
Griffith Honoured At CHTA Marketplace
11.02.2019

Griffith Honoured At CHTA Marketplace

Griffith Honoured At CHTA Marketplace CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has been named ‘Caribbean Tourism Director of the Year’, an honour bestowed on...
BARBADOS RECEIVES THE HIGHEST HONOR AS BEST TOURISM BOARD OVERALL IN THE USA AT THE 2019 TRAVVY AWARDS
25.01.2019

BARBADOS RECEIVES THE HIGHEST HONOR AS BEST TOURISM BOARD OVERALL IN THE USA AT THE 2019 TRAVVY AWARDS

After a record breaking 2018, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) takes home three coveted awards including: Silver in Best Destination Overall and Best Honeymoon Destination in the Caribbean/Bahamas....
SIX BARBADIAN DANCERS CHOSEN TO DANCE AT BARCLAY’S CENTER
14.01.2019

SIX BARBADIAN DANCERS CHOSEN TO DANCE AT BARCLAY’S CENTER

An intense two-day audition held by the electric Brooklyn Nets basketball dance team, the Brooklynettes came to an exciting close yesterday as six female Barbadian dancers were chosen to...
BARBADOS’ WINS MAJOR RECOGNITION WITH EXPEDIA GROUP MEDIA SOLUTIONS PARTNER AWARD
14.12.2018

BARBADOS’ WINS MAJOR RECOGNITION WITH EXPEDIA GROUP MEDIA SOLUTIONS PARTNER AWARD

Copping another under its belt, Barbados has been awarded by Expedia Group Media Solutions, the advertising arm of Expedia Group, the 2018 Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year in...
BARBADOS SIGNS MOU WITH TOP CIVIL AVIATION BODY
03.12.2018

BARBADOS SIGNS MOU WITH TOP CIVIL AVIATION BODY

The Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on behalf of the Government...
BARBADOS HONOURS MEDIA FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
18.10.2018

BARBADOS HONOURS MEDIA FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

The Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, thanked local and international media for their contribution to the success of destination Barbados at the Barbados Tourism Media...
Barbados MICE facilities guide 2018-2019
16.10.2018

Barbados MICE facilities guide 2018-2019

When business brings you to Barbados, we do our best to make it a pleasure for you. Your international travel experience starts with a brisk walk through arrivals at...
21.09.2018

BARBADOS SHINES BRIGHT WITH STAR’S 2018 DESTINATION FOR WINTER SUN AWARD

Barbados adds yet another award to its list of accolades for 2018 as they went up against Cyprus, Dubai, Egypt, Oman and Tenerife to be crowned the Star Winter...
31.07.2018

NOTICE TO TOURIST ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS

On June 11, 2018 a mini-budget was laid in Parliament by the Government of Barbados in which the new administration reiterated an urgent need to stabilize the country’s economy...
BARBADOS TOURISM GROWTH CONTINUES,  UP 3% IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2018
23.07.2018

BARBADOS TOURISM GROWTH CONTINUES, UP 3% IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2018

New airlift, new experiences and refreshed product are already translating to increased tourism business for Barbados. Newly released figures show that Barbados is continuing its path of positive growth...
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...

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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 11.03.2019 - 11.03.2019
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 25.03.2019 - 25.03.2019
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 08.04.2019 - 11.04.2019
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 10.04.2019 - 13.04.2019

Genealogy Marketplace

The Archives Department, Black Rock, St. Michael
From 27.07.2019 - 27.07.2019
Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE)

Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE)

Join us August 13-16, 2017 at the beautiful Hyatt Zilara | Hyatt Ziva in Montego Bay, Jamaica to participate in the only one-to-one MICE event
Mexico
From 06.08.2019 - 09.08.2019
Barbados on the Water

Barbados on the Water

The Barbados on the Water Festival is one of the largest Barbados summer promotions. Staged at Harbourfront Centre, the similiarities
Habourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
From 16.08.2019 - 18.08.2019
Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2019

Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2019

The 9th edition of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival will be held from October 18th – 21st
From 25.10.2019 - 27.10.2019
Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 2019

Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 2019

Come for the Run, Stay for the Fun!
From 06.12.2019 - 08.12.2019