English lure for Chileans
Chilean tourists may flock to Barbados for something not advertised in brochures about the island – a chance to try out their English.
“People [in Chile] want to improve their English. If you can prepare a package that includes having fun practising English, it could be much more attractive,” Chile’s Ambassador to Barbados, Fernando Ayala, said yesterday.
According to the ambassador, Chileans have visited Spanish-speaking Cuba and the Dominican Republic frequently and now were interested in learning and speaking English.
The diplomat made the comments after he and Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy signed a Barbados/Chile air services agreement at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday. (TY)