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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.

New "Brilliant Barbados, Kids Stay and Play Free" campaign launched for families

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has launched a summer campaign aimed at families visiting the Caribbean island. The "Brilliant Barbados, Kids Stay and Play Free" promotion highlights participating family friendly hotels and apartments and attractions on the island, as well as fun activities for visitors of all ages, such as Atlantis submarine rides, golf at the Barbados Golf Club, and an Island Safari.

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Nikki Beach Club branches out in Barbados

Luxury beach club brand Nikki Beach has announced plans to open a new Caribbean outpost on the island of Barbados. It will be the first of its kind on the island, offering guests sunlounger service, a pool, cocktail bar, high-end restaurant and regular events on 1.4 acres of west coast beach.

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Elegant Hotels to open seventh hotel to luxury collection in Barbados

The Elegant Hotels Group has announced it will add a seventh hotel to its collection of hotels in Barbados. The hotel group will acquire the Treasure Beach Hotel on the west coast of the island and the takeover is expected to be finalised in May, 2017. The CEO of Elegant Hotels said the property will be refurbished throughout to meet Elegant’s standards.

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Sea Breeze Barbados undergoes extensive refurbishment to become Sea Breeze Beach House

The beautifully quaint, family-owned Sea Breeze Beach Hotel in Barbados will close between now and November to undergo a full makeover that will also include a name change. The re-launched Sea Breeze Beach House will be fully updated thanks to a $10 million renovation project that will also see this all-inclusive property transformed into an intimate boutique hotel with an additional 44 new luxury suites. New restaurants and bars will also be added.

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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.

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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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New "Brilliant Barbados, Kids Stay and Play Free" campaign launched for families

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. has launched a summer campaign aimed at families visiting the Caribbean island. The "Brilliant Barbados, Kids Stay and Play Free" promotion highlights participating family friendly hotels and apartments and attractions on the island, as well as fun activities for visitors of all ages, such as Atlantis submarine rides, golf at the Barbados Golf Club, and an Island Safari.

Nikki Beach Club branches out in Barbados

Luxury beach club brand Nikki Beach has announced plans to open a new Caribbean outpost on the island of Barbados. It will be the first of its kind on the island, offering guests sunlounger service, a pool, cocktail bar, high-end restaurant and regular events on 1.4 acres of west coast beach.

Elegant Hotels to open seventh hotel to luxury collection in Barbados

The Elegant Hotels Group has announced it will add a seventh hotel to its collection of hotels in Barbados. The hotel group will acquire the Treasure Beach Hotel on the west coast of the island and the takeover is expected to be finalised in May, 2017. The CEO of Elegant Hotels said the property will be refurbished throughout to meet Elegant’s standards.