Barbados recorded an increase in tourist arrivals last month and forward bookings for December are “very encouraging”.
This was disclosed by acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy who added that 2015 will be the strongest year on record for tourist arrivals
During with Australia’s Ambassador to Barbados, Ross Tyscoe, last week, Sealy noted that “steady, hard work from tourism officials, went in to increasing airlift into the country, attracting more visitors.”
However, he stressed that there were still opportunities to increase the number of visitors coming from other parts of the world, and identified Germany as one such country.
During wide-ranging talks, the officials also discussed climate change issues, including the Convention on Climate Change, currently under way in Paris.
The acting Prime Minister acknowledged that Barbados was very passionate about climate change because it could have a devastating effect on the region. Tysoe noted that Barbados and Australia shared similar concerns, and suggested that both countries could learn from each other in the area of climate change.