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Johnson's Tours B'dos Ltd

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Johnson's Tours B'dos Ltd

Johnson's Tours is the leading tours and transportation company in Barbados.  They can trace their origins back to 1860, making them one of the oldest and most established taxi & tours companies in Barbados. With over 140 years experience behind them, they have perfected the art of providing excellent service in quality vehicles to you and your clients.

 

Johnson's Tours provides a 24-hour, all year round, luxury and professional taxi service to the island of Barbados. They  also offer a wide variety of island tours to exciting places around Barbados.

 Johnson's Tours conducts regular customer service training for all of our staff, to maintain our very high level of customer satisfaction.  Their executive fleet consists of a wide variety of luxury saloons, vans and coaches to suit all of your transportation needs. Their services include Transfers, Weddings, Sightseeing / Island Tours, Business Transportation and General Taxi services.

 

They welcome you and your clients to sample their tours & services and meet our well trained staff who are always willing to help, and ensure a truly memorable holiday in Barbados.

 

History of Johnson's Tours

Johnson's Stables & Garage Ltd. traces its origins back to 1860, when it was named Trotman's Livery Stables. These stables used to hire out their horses and carriages to passengers and crew of the many ships that used Barbados as a stop to and from Europe, The Americas and The Caribbean.

 

After a few years, Mr. Trotman sold the enterprise to J. G. Johnson who changed the name to Johnson's Livery Stable. In 1915, the firm was purchased by a Mr. Edwards who retained the name until 1917, when it was modified to Johnson's Stables & Garage to accommodate the motor cars that were making their appearance.

 

In 1926, U.J. Parravicino or "Poor Bob" as he was known, joined the firm and a couple of years later, purchased it. "Poor Bob" probably is as far from the truth as you can get. He was a man ahead of his time and was involved personally and financially in many local tourism ventures, long before the potential of the industry was realized. He changed the name to Johnson's Stables & Garage Limited in 1937 and has been run through two generations of the Parravacino family.

 

In 2003, Johnson's Stables changed management control and joined the Caribbean World Travel Services group of companies, headed by Chairman, Bernard Weatherhead J.P., which operates various tourism related businesses, including Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals in Barbados and St. Lucia, Going Places Travel in Antigua, Barbados, Bequia, Cariacou, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad, and Dominica, Sandridge Beach Hotel in Barbados, Homar Rentals Ltd. in Barbados, Island Safari in Barbados and Antigua, Forest Safari Barbados, SeaFari in Barbados, Tropical Weddings Barbados, Island Executive Services, Sugar Cane Club Hotel Bar and Restaurant Barbados and Suntours Caribbean in Barbados, Antigua and St. Lucia.



Today, Johnson's Stables has moved to the name Johnson's Tours and specializes in sea and airport transfers, around the island coach and taxi tours, destination management and boasts the island's largest fleet, in luxury taxi service.

 

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