New Airline Travel & Tourism Development Fee

Effective October 1st 2018, a Travel and Tourism Development Fee (ATTDF) will be charged on passengers departing Barbados. This fee will be levied in addition to the Departure Tax, which is currently charged at the rate of US$27.50 per passenger and is built into the cost of the airline ticket. Passengers flying outside of CARICOM (Caribbean Community) will pay… Read more »

New Airport Security Measures

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has just announced the new rule which affects the quantity of powders allowed in carry-on bags. Therefore, effective SaturdayJune 30th, the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados will be implementing these new procedures for travelling with powder-like substances on flights departing Barbados. Powder-like substances are described as fine… Read more »

New Government Room Rate Levy on Holiday Rentals

On May 24th this year, a new Government was elected in Barbados led by the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley. On June 11th the Prime Minister presented the first mini-budget to the island. The announcement advised of several strategies to raise revenues to assist with the overall national improvements required on the island. One of these… Read more »

Copa Airlines now connects Barbados with Panama City

Barbados recently announced its partnership with Copa Airlines which will see a new non-stop service between the island’s Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) and Panama’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City. Commencing July 17th 2018 Copa Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, will offer a twice-weekly non-stop service featuring an Embraer 190 which… Read more »

One Eleven East Beach Bar

  There is a wonderful new beach bar that has opened in Speightstown called One Eleven East Beach Bar. Actually, it is more of a beach hut really. My initial visit was to catch up with an old friend. She told me they served the most amazing coffee and that it was her most favourite… Read more »

Nikki Beach in Barbados

  In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach, the first and original luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one. With locations all around the world, the concept just opened in Barbados….. December 2017. NIKKI BEACH BARBADOS is located on the… Read more »