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Travel agents hear about Bajan life

SDB Media,

Added 19 October 2019


Two hundred travel agents from across the United States attended this year’s BTMI Spirit Of Barbados Mega Fam at the Hilton Barbados Resort yesterday. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

Just how much the annual Crop Over Festival benefits the Barbados economy will soon be known.

Chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Carol Roberts-Reifer, said her organisation was commissioning a new study to find this out.

During a panel discussion yesterday on Crop Over at the annual Spirit Of Barbados Mega Fam exposition at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point, St Michael, Roberts-Reifer did not go into many details but revealed that Government injected from BDS$5 million to $6 million into the festival annually, while the last numbers she received showed that between US$80 million and $100 million is realised over the six weeks it is held. (SDB Media)

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