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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Sandals Barbados expansion project changed to become second separate luxury resort

Sandals Resorts International has revealed that the expansion of Sandals Barbados will instead result in the creation of a second resort which is due to open in December, 2017. The Chairman of Sandals explained that the new all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados will complement the existing resort, and guests will have access to the facilities at both properties.

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Elegant Hotels takes over Barbados’ Treasure Beach

High-end hotel operator Elegant Resorts has announced it has purchased Treasure Beach Resort on Barbados’ west coast, situated next to several of the group’s existing properties including the Tamarind, The House and beach-front Daphnes’ Restaurant.

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New all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados opening on December 2017 bookable now!

The spanking new Sandals Royal Barbados – The All Suite Resort (still in construction) will be ready to welcome guests as of 20th December, yet the Sandals Group is eager to make it known that those already keen on booking a room at their newest, ultra-luxurious property will be able to do so from now.

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Virgin Atlantic launches first direct Barbados flights from Heathrow

New direct flights between London Heathrow and the Caribbean island of Barbados will commence for the first time this winter with Virgin Atlantic. Services to the popular holiday destination currently only fly from Gatwick airport.

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Ground broken on multi-million dollar "Sandals Barbados Phase II" expansion project

Ground has been broken on the expansion of the Dover Beach project in Barbados by Sandals Resorts International. The construction of "Sandals Barbados Phase II" is scheduled to be completed by November, 2017, and will include the addition of 222 guest rooms and suites, seven new swimming pools, five restaurants, a spa and wellness sanctuary, and an entertainment centre.

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Barbados recorded increase in tourist arrivals and visitor spending in 2016

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has revealed that Barbados recorded a 6.7 per cent increase in international visitors in 2016, compared to 2015. The Barbados Statistical Service reported that the Caribbean island received 631,513 stay-over visitors between January and December last year, and there was an increase of arrivals every month of the year except for April.

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Sandals Resorts to bring 222 new rooms and 900 jobs to Dover Beach, Barbados

Sandals Resorts International is planning to bring more rooms to Barbados as part of an expansion plan at the Sandals Barbados Dover Beach hotel on the south coast. The Caribbean hotel group will add 222 rooms to the property, bringing the total to 502, as well as new swimming pools and an entertainment pavilion with a main stage. The new additions will also bring 900 jobs to the local area.

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Prince Harry to return to Barbados this autumn as part of official Caribbean tour

Prince Harry is set to return to the island of Barbados as part of a seven-leg Caribbean tour this autumn. The Royal will plan his trip in line with the 50th Anniversary of Independence for Barbados, and he will return to the tropical island where he danced calypso on stage during a charity concert and met dignitaries and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in January, 2010.

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Elegant Hotels launches its 6th hotel in Barbados with opening of Waves Hotel and Spa

Elegant Hotels has announced the opening of its newest property in Barbados, the Waves Hotel and Spa, following a renovation project. Located on 1.8 acres of land on the west coast of Barbados, the luxury hotel has 70 guest rooms, as well as two swimming pools, a fitness centre, a spa with eight treatment rooms, two restaurants, a coffee shop and a bar.

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Yellow Bird Hotel receives 7th annual Certificate of Excellence

For the seventh year in a row a noted Barbados hotel has been honoured with the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The award is handed out based on the number and quality of reviews that travellers submit to TripAdvisor during a one-year span, noting the hotel continually maintains a high customer experience and overall rating.

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Sandals Barbados expansion project changed to become second separate luxury resort

Sandals Resorts International has revealed that the expansion of Sandals Barbados will instead result in the creation of a second resort which is due to open in December, 2017. The Chairman of Sandals explained that the new all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados will complement the existing resort, and guests will have access to the facilities at both properties.

Elegant Hotels takes over Barbados’ Treasure Beach

High-end hotel operator Elegant Resorts has announced it has purchased Treasure Beach Resort on Barbados’ west coast, situated next to several of the group’s existing properties including the Tamarind, The House and beach-front Daphnes’ Restaurant.

New all-suite Sandals Royal Barbados opening on December 2017 bookable now!

The spanking new Sandals Royal Barbados – The All Suite Resort (still in construction) will be ready to welcome guests as of 20th December, yet the Sandals Group is eager to make it known that those already keen on booking a room at their newest, ultra-luxurious property will be able to do so from now.