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What’s Trending:Tourism the key

What’s Trending:Tourism the key

Wed, October 31, 2012 - 10:00 AM

The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados.

Governor of the Central Bank Dr DeLisle Worrell in his economic review of this country during the first nine months of the year says the performance has been “stagnant”. The island’s growth, he said, is largely hinged on the coming winter tourist season.

Our readers had this to say:

Michael Lewis: “So the unemployment rate has doubled since the last election. Well I have to hold the party running the government responsible. If the rate was down they would have taken the credit. So "man up" and stop telling me about the last administration. "Ring de Bell Man!"”

Sharon Woolley: “Tourism has dropped because the recession is worldwide and Barbados’ prices are sky high. For two weeks in Barbados you could have four weeks in Portugal or Spain, and still have plenty of sun.”

Conchita Moseley: “People are taking advantage of cheaper holiday packages elsewhere, same sand, sea and sun, and lots more scenery and things to explore. Half the price, that way you can have two holidays abroad. Spain is hot, very hot, and just two hours away.”

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 11 months ago
"Time Gentlemen"… last drinks, before we roll up our sleeves, and do what's necessary to secure our country's future.
Suggested National Objectives:-
+ competitiveness
+ efficiency
+ effectiveness
+ ability to spot new market niches
+ willingness to adapt to changed circumstances
+ an electorate's grit and courage to bear the strain of the latter
+ willingness to listen to those who have the courage to tell us like it really is
+ inspirational and dedicated leadership.
Of course there is rough water ahead, but if each and every Bajan were to accept responsibility for just a little part of the solution, we shall all reap the rewards when we emerge from the current mess, having survived, and being strengthened from the experience. Remember the African proverb: no need to outrun the lion…just the guys running beside you.
With more effort from each breathing Bajan, there are huge rewards just beyond the horizon…let us claim these!

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Posted by dirty okra 1 year, 11 months ago
Everyone is right Barbados is very over priced and under serviced. Maybe a focus on QUALITY of service by people in that industry can help offset the high prices of vacationing in Barbados. Paying high prices for service with a smile is a lot easier to swallow than high prices with f/u attitude.

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