Shared Economy Levy Goes into Immediate Effect

Last year Barbados’ Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, proposed a revenue generating Levy on all tourist accommodation and services. This was set at 2.5% for holiday rental accommodation, but capped at US$10/bedroom/night. We have just been advised that for all properties (villas, apartments, condos) who are NOT VAT (Value Added Tax) registered… Read more »

Cabaret, Comedy & A Capella at Cobblers Cove Hotel

  Don’t miss this Cobblers Cove Live event with Cabaret, Comedy & A Capella performances by Din & Tonics, Melinda Hughes and James McConnel and Kit and McConnel between March 20th and 30th 2019.  Enjoy the shows only or include the after show 3 course dinner.

New Royal Westmoreland Beach Club, Mullins Beach

The Royal Westmoreland Golf Resort launches the exclusive Royal Westmorland Beach club located on Mullins Beach. The Beach Club offers a private sanctuary above the golden sands to its owners, members and registered houseguests.

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 »