The cloud hanging over the future operation of three Almond Resort hotels in Barbados as a result of Neal & Massy’s decision to sell its interest in them is causing anxiety in the British travel market.
According to Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) executive vice-president Sue Springer, British tour operators and airlines “are scared” about the future of the three hotels which collectively account for 650 of the island’s hotel room stock.
Almond Beach Village in St Peter, Almond Beach Casuarina in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, and Almond Beach Club and Spa in St James are the affected properties.
Springer said she had just returned from the travel trade show Marketplace and, “without exception, every single UK?tour operator, including the airlines, was asking what is happening with Almond because they are scared that they have got bookings going forward and it could be a large number of bookings”.
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