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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.

Barbados is great for family travel

Mhairri Woodall, a writer for the Calgary Herald, recently travelled to Barbados. Staying at the Sea Breeze Beach House, the writer found a destination that’s perfect for family vacations. The all-inclusive resort offers an array of activities for families with children and all of it in a stunning location.

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Colony Club in Barbados to host 70th-anniversary celebrations in November 2018

Elegant Hotels Group has revealed it will launch a series of celebrations in November to mark the 70th anniversary of its Colony Club. The group, which has a collection of hotels in Barbados, will celebrate the Colony Club's rich history with a Platinum Jubilee theme, and there will be plenty of food and rum events for guests to take part in throughout the month.

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Rihanna named as new Ambassador for Barbados

Global superstar Rihanna has been appointed as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Barbados. The pop singer who originates from Barbados has demonstrated her love and contribution for her island over the years, as well as helping to raise its profile across the world. Rihanna will work with the Barbados government to transform the island nation.

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New adults-only, all-inclusive Abidah Hotel to open soon in Barbados' south coast

A new adults-only hotel is expected to open very soon on Barbados' southern coast, in a quiet residential area overlooking the waters of Enterprise Bay. The new Abidah Hotel by Accra Barbados will be an intimate boutique property with just 44 modern rooms and suites, a pool, a restaurant, a gym and a panoramic spa on the top floor. It will offer guests free Wi-Fi access, complimentary welcome drinks and according to its official website, is due to open before the end of 2018.

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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.

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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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Barbados is great for family travel

Mhairri Woodall, a writer for the Calgary Herald, recently travelled to Barbados. Staying at the Sea Breeze Beach House, the writer found a destination that’s perfect for family vacations. The all-inclusive resort offers an array of activities for families with children and all of it in a stunning location.

Colony Club in Barbados to host 70th-anniversary celebrations in November 2018

Elegant Hotels Group has revealed it will launch a series of celebrations in November to mark the 70th anniversary of its Colony Club. The group, which has a collection of hotels in Barbados, will celebrate the Colony Club's rich history with a Platinum Jubilee theme, and there will be plenty of food and rum events for guests to take part in throughout the month.

Rihanna named as new Ambassador for Barbados

Global superstar Rihanna has been appointed as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Barbados. The pop singer who originates from Barbados has demonstrated her love and contribution for her island over the years, as well as helping to raise its profile across the world. Rihanna will work with the Barbados government to transform the island nation.