This forum is the premier business-to-business (B2B) marketplace event for tour operators selling Barbados holiday products with invitations extended to tour operations in all of the island’s major source markets: UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Caribbean and Latin America.
Connect Barbados will allow global travel partners the opportunity to learn about and experience the latest product and service developments on the island, while affording local partners the occasion to thank them for the tremendous contribution they continue to make the success of Barbados’ premier economic sector.
The Official Conference Hotels and their special rates are:
Hilton Resort..... US$159 plus 7.5% VAT and 10% Service Charge per night
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Immerse yourself in this mesmerizing story and experience life in the birthplace of rum, through the island’s newest season – The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season. This exciting, educational, and experiential season offers an insight into Barbados’ rich heritage, which resulted in the island becoming known as “the brightest jewel in the British crown” and the “richest spot of land of all the European colonies in the Caribbean”.
From rum distillery tours, to sugar and rum cooking classes, chocolate making classes, walking and bus tours, mixology shows, historic lectures, spa treatments, street and beach parties, an Open House Season, a big BBQ, as well as slave route, cane factory, windmill and rum shop tours, the Barbados Sugar and Rum Season is steeped in creativity, history and authenticity, and the perfect way to complete your memorable Barbados experience.
The Oistins Fish Festival is an annual event that takes place every Easter weekend in the scenic fishing village of Oistins Barbados in the parish of Christ Church, on the south coast of the island.
A vital festival fixture for the region at large.
Barbados Gospelfest was established in 1993. Over the years the list of international and regional artists has been impressive. Leading Gospel artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Alvin Slaughter, Tramaine Hawkins, Candi Staton, Harrella Goodwin, the late Ras Shorty I of Trinidad & Tobago, Richard Smallwood & Vision, Keith Staten, and Shine the Light have all left their imprint on the festival.
The Barbados Celtic Festival is a music festival celebrating the links between the Celtic Countries of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Nova Scotia, the Gallic regions in Europe and the sunny Caribbean island of Barbados – folk music and flavours of food fused between all the countries.
Head chef, award winning Paul Wedgwood will cook up a storm, from Bajan haggis, made with local ingredients including the black belly sheep, to Caribbean cranachan, a west indian take on our Scottish version with cream, coconut, mango and rum replacing whisky, oats and raspberries, and loads more fine dining!
This music festival has enjoyed performances from FARA, Eddi Reader, Alan Kelly Gang, Peatbog Faeries, Sandra Macbeth, Martyn Graves, Hamish Moore, Jock the Box, Duncan Mackinnon, Big Rory and Ochie, Seudan, The Mackenzie Brothers, Jeana Leslie, Siobhan Miller, Heidi Talbot, John McCusker to name a few.
We are back for another festival on the last weekend in May 2017. Put the dates in your diaries!
An unprecedented level of interest from both competitors and spectators has encouraged the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) to move earlier than ever before to announce the dates for the next edition of its premier event: Sol Rally Barbados 2018 will run from June 1 to 3, with Flow King of the Hill the previous Sunday (May 27), while on-line entries will open on the official web site – www.rallybarbados.net – on October 1, 2017.
The 79 overseas participants in Sol RB17, of whom 29 were new to the event, came from a record (for one year) 16 countries and there was also a record number of 18 female competitors. Adding the 2017 statistics to those of previous years, the event has now hosted approaching 500 overseas participants from 29 countries. The biggest competitor base remains the UK and Ireland, but competitors have come from as far afield as Australia, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.
Read more here – www.rallybarbados.bb
This summer Barbados invites travelers to live like a local and experience the island’s lively Crop Over Festival, celebrating a 200 year-old tradition that honors the end of the sugar cane season. The six-week festival celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fares.
Grand Kadooment Day celebrates the end of Crop Over, where Masquerade Bands make their way to Spring Garden highway with revelers dressed in sequin costumes decorated with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents; dancing behind music trucks and moving bars. The finale of Crop Over’s events makes this the island’s most exciting day of the year. As you will hear Bajans say:”Crop Over it sweet fuh days!”
The 9th edition of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival will be held from October 18th – 21th and the lineup includes; the Thursday Festival Opening with the Oistins Bay Gardens Cook Off; The Signature Rum Event with food and rum pairings on Thursday October 18th; the Saturday afternoon Polo Rum Spirits, and canapes; the Saturday fine dining events which pair international chefs with local top chefs; and the Sunday evening grand finale at the famous Hilton Beach where you are invited to put your feet in the sand at the Sunday Beach Party Cook-off and food sampling.
As you plan your Winter getaway think: “Run Barbados Marathon Weekend”. Runcation paradise! Forget the crowds of mega-marathons and prepare for small island charm, warm camaraderie and a run into the sea when you cross the finish. Look out for the “snow-cone vendors” and “tuk bands”, run to the sounds of “steel pan” music and enjoy the local brews and festive atmosphere “apres run”! When the running is over lose yourself in this awesome destination.
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