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SOURCE Barbados Tourism Authority
NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Valentine's Day, Barbados is offering a "gift of love" to travelers with the return of the wildly successful Barbados Island Inclusive offer for those looking to book their dream Caribbean getaway. Whether planning a quintessential island escape to master Barbados' art of fine living or to discover the rich cultural heritage of the island, guests can use free spending money for a variety of island experiences! With many more hotels, attractions, activities and restaurants to try, this exciting offer is available for travel May 1 – December 19, 2014 inclusive but trips must be booked from February 14 – March 31, 2014.
With the Barbados Island Inclusive, guests receive "free spending money" based on their length of stay for use at participating attractions and restaurants while on-island. With a minimum stay of five-nights guests will receive $150.00 per person and on stays seven-nights or longer guests will receive $200.00 per person based on a maximum of two (2) persons per room. Vouchers will be distributed to guests upon hotel check-in. This added value promotion invites back the island's loyal travelers and the first-time visitors to discover the rich culture, the spirited festivals and unforgettable cuisine that make Barbados a Caribbean favorite.
"Following the success of the Barbados Island Inclusive launch in 2013, we are thrilled to reintroduce this value-added offer today," says Campbell Rudder, Vice President Marketing USA of The Barbados Tourism Authority. "Our Bajan hospitality, diverse landscape and signature experiences make Barbados one of the most unique destinations in the Caribbean, and the Island Inclusive offer affords travelers access to our sunny shores with free spending money for a variety of island experiences of their choosing. Re-launched on Valentine's Day, with love from Barbados, we're inviting travelers to take advantage of this special offer to make the most of their vacation for a truly authentic and memorable Barbadian experience."
With most properties participating in this exciting campaign, boasting over 30 attractions and restaurants, guests will have the opportunity to experience Barbados through dining and adventure! Go to VisitBarbados.org/islandinclusive or www.Bookbarbadosnow.com/island-inclusive for a list of preferred partners and participating attractions and restaurants. To book at any participating hotel partner use booking code: BII2014. Upon check-in, guests will receive vouchers in denominations of $50.00 in Barbadian increments and will be provided a list of all participating service providers.
Particularly useful for those wanting to participate in the island's biggest events, travelers are encouraged to use the Barbados Island Inclusive to take part in several of the island's exciting upcoming events such as the Top Gear Festival, Gospelfest, the 40th annual Crop Over Festival and the 5th annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, for a truly authentic Barbadian experience.
Getting to Barbados
American Airlines offers connecting service from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and two nonstop flights from Miami International.
JetBlue Airways continues to offer daily nonstop flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados, as well as twice daily flights effective June 18th, 2014. Those traveling from Boston can also easily connect through New York to arrive in sunny Barbados.
US Airways continues to offer nonstop service once a week each Saturday out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados. Additional Sunday service will be offered in the months of March, July and August 2014.
The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes. Rated as one of the world's sexiest beaches in 2008 by Concierge.com; Barbados' Crane Beach in St. Philip stands as a premier destination for travelers. Barbados is also the first Zagat-rated Caribbean island with numerous internationally renowned chefs who masterfully put signature spins on local delicacies and traditions. Barbados is an ideal stage for world-class events and in collaboration with American Express Publishing Corporation, Barbados has hosted its first annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival in November 2010. The country has also hosted numerous athletic championships, including the 2006 PGA World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals in 2007, the Sentebale Charity Polo match with Prince Harry of Wales in 2010, and the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Finals for 2010. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas, to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning, five-star resorts. Grantley Adams International Airport offers even more non-stop and direct service from a growing number of U.S. cities via Jet Blue and American Airlines, making Barbados the true gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. Barbados was voted eighth in the World by Trip Advisor's '2008 Travelers Choice Destination Awards' in its Top 100 Destinations category. For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org, follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VisitBarbados, via Twitter @Barbados or contact the Barbados Tourism Authority at 1.800.221.9831.
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