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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.

Preparations begin for Food and Rum Festival in Barbados

Barbados gets ready to celebrate the ninth edition of the popular Food and Rum Festival, with a few changes in store. This year the festivities will be held from 18th to 21st October, in an attempt to attract more travellers during the lighter tourism period, and the focus of the festival will be mainly on the excellence of local produce, chefs and cuisine.

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Elegant Hotels calls on foodies to come and enjoy Barbados' Food and Rum Festival in October

Elegant Hotels is keen to forward an invitation to every potential guest this coming autumn by giving them another reason to head here in October (as if the Caribbean beauty and the Barbadian flair weren't enough!) by celebrating the Barbados Food and Rum Festival with a big bang. When guests stay at any of Elegant Hotels' luxury properties between 18th and 21st October they'll also be immersed in amazing culinary experiences.

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Barbados Honoured as "Luxury Destination of the Year" at the Caribbean Travel Awards

Barbados has been named as the Luxury Destination of the Year at the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards. The Caribbean island was awarded for its luxury accommodation and tropical landscapes, and the award was given to the Barbados delegation during the recent Caribbean Week in New York City. The nation was also awarded the top spot in the World category 2017 Destination Satisfaction Index at ITB Berlin earlier this year.

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Rihanna tells Conde Nast Traveller her favourite hotspots in Barbados

As a Barbadian, born and raised, it’s not the first time Rihanna speaks candidly about her native Caribbean island. This time, the chart-topping singer has spoken to Conde Nast Traveller to reveal her favourite places in Barbados, from her hometown to the best seafood, the liveliest nightlife, top bars and the biggest street party of the year.

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Dive Fest Barbados 2018 seeks to put the focus on protecting coral reefs

Now in its second year, the celebration of Dive Fest Barbados 2018 seeks to raise awareness about the protection of the Caribbean island's reefs. The upcoming event to be celebrated next month wants to sing the praises of Barbados' excellent diving sites whilst at the same time highlighting the challenges it faces in order to preserve a healthy fish and coral population.

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Treasure Beach the new hotel of Elegant Hotels in Barbados

The Elegant Hotels Group has announced the opening of Treasure Beach, following a $10.5 million renovation project. The luxury hotel is located on the west coast of Barbados and offers an adults-only experience with 35 one-bedroom suites, and facilities including a swimming pool and Tapestry, the onsite restaurant. The property is the seventh hotel to join the company’s collection.

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Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados unveils refurbished guest rooms and lobby

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados has revealed the results of its refurbishment programme. The luxury hotel has renovated its accommodation and lobby area, in a project led by the renowned design company Richmond International. The Caribbean property has 72 guest rooms and suites, as well as facilities including swimming pools, a 24-hour modern fitness centre, flood-lit tennis courts and restaurants.

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Virgin Atlantic launches new direct flights between London Heathrow and Barbados

Virgin Atlantic has launched a direct flight between London Heathrow and Barbados. The twice-weekly service is the only direct service from London Heathrow Airport, and it will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout Christmas. The new service means that Virgin Atlantic now offers up to 11 flights to the Caribbean island a week from Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester airports.

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Nikki Beach Barbados to make debut in early 2018

Nikki Beach Barbados is getting ready to open it doors to holidaymakers this winter. The luxury beach club is located on Port Ferdinand, north of Speightstown on the west coast of Barbados. The unique Caribbean property sits elevated on a 1.4-acre site on the beachfront, and has beach cabanas, a swimming pool, a gourmet restaurant and a cocktail bar.

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All Suite Sandals Royal Barbados welcomes first guests

Sandals International has opened its second luxury all-inclusive resort in Barbados. The new All Suite Sandals Royal Barbados in St Lawrence Gap features 222 beachfront suites, a handful of restaurants and the brand’s first rooftop infinity pool, and shares amenities with the adjacent Sandals Barbados resort.

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Preparations begin for Food and Rum Festival in Barbados

Barbados gets ready to celebrate the ninth edition of the popular Food and Rum Festival, with a few changes in store. This year the festivities will be held from 18th to 21st October, in an attempt to attract more travellers during the lighter tourism period, and the focus of the festival will be mainly on the excellence of local produce, chefs and cuisine.

Elegant Hotels calls on foodies to come and enjoy Barbados' Food and Rum Festival in October

Elegant Hotels is keen to forward an invitation to every potential guest this coming autumn by giving them another reason to head here in October (as if the Caribbean beauty and the Barbadian flair weren't enough!) by celebrating the Barbados Food and Rum Festival with a big bang. When guests stay at any of Elegant Hotels' luxury properties between 18th and 21st October they'll also be immersed in amazing culinary experiences.

Barbados Honoured as "Luxury Destination of the Year" at the Caribbean Travel Awards

Barbados has been named as the Luxury Destination of the Year at the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards. The Caribbean island was awarded for its luxury accommodation and tropical landscapes, and the award was given to the Barbados delegation during the recent Caribbean Week in New York City. The nation was also awarded the top spot in the World category 2017 Destination Satisfaction Index at ITB Berlin earlier this year.