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Call for standards on leased rooms

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Call for standards on leased rooms

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THE TIME HAS come for visitor accommodation in private homes and similar privately-run tourism services to be regulated.

Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Roseanne Myers, made the point yesterday while noting that the non-traditional accommodation sector was growing faster than the hotels, guest houses and apartments sector of that business.

She suggested that owners of such businesses should register with the BHTA and be subjected to certain standards in order to maintain Barbados’ brand position in a competitive global tourism environment.

An increasing number of Barbadians are registering with online hospitality agencies such as the internationally recognised Airbnb, leasing rooms in their homes or the entire property to visitors. (GC)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.