The Barbados Tourism Authority's functions is to promote, assist and facilitate the efficient development of tourism; to design and implement suitable marketing strategies for the effective promotion of the tourism industry; to make provision for adequate and suitable air and sea passenger transport services to and from Barbados; to encourage the establishment of amenities and facilities necessary for the proper enjoyment of Barbados as a tourist destination; to carry out market intelligence in order to inform the needs of the tourism industry; to register, license and classify tourist accommodation according to the standard of amenities provided; to register and classify restaurants catering primarily to tourists; according to the standard of cuisine and amenities provided; to register and regulate such forms of service for tourists as the Minister determines; and to do such other things that in the opinion of the Authority would facilitate the proper discharge of its functions or would be incidental or conducive thereto.
Colourful as much as it is gracious, Barbados distills its unique blend of West African and Caribbean culture together with its elegant blend of British heritage. Giving it a flavour unlike any other in the world. Whether your desire is to plan a memorable family vacation or sportsman's escape, romantic getaway or business trip, Barbados offers a diverse and dynamic cross-section of things to do, places to be and wonders to enjoy.
As you are aware, Barbados is a vibrant island nation that boasts a bounty of wondrous natural beauty and hospitality. We welcome all to come and experience life how it was truly meant to be lived. Nonetheless, whilst enjoying all that Barbados has to offer, there are certain customs, laws and general information that you should be familiar with before travelling to the island.
Visa & Entry Requirements
To enter Barbados, all visitors must have a valid passport and ticket. Please check the nearest Barbados Tourism Authority office for further information on Visa & Entry Requirements.
Culture & Heritage
Drawing on its English, African and West Indian roots, Barbados has established its own distinctive identity, evidenced in its customs, traditions and values, and passionately expressed through the rich history, exceptional cuisine and artistic talents of its people.
Music festivals; sporting events, culinary affairs, performing arts - here the calendar is brimming with exciting opportunities and unforgettable experiences. Whether it's a cricket match at the famed grounds of Kensington Oval or a Food & Wine festival in the heart of Bridgetown, every day brings something new to discover in Barbados.
Meetings in Barbados
Business is always a pleasure in Barbados. Our conference centres, support resources and daily international and regional air service, when combined with our lovely culture, exceptional dining and abundant recreational pursuits, create the ideal setting for any corporate meeting or event.
From trade shows and conventions to seminars ad workshops, the island's world-class business facilities can accommodate nearly any function. As an added convenience, on-island destination management companies can assist you in arranging your entire itinerary, including transfers, sightseeing tours and conference suport. Plus with many hotels offering special group rates, meeting in Barbados can be as reasonable as it is forgettable.