The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. According to CTO’s secretary general Hugh Riley, the program will highlight the various music, art, sailing, lights, food, rum, religious, literary and dance festivals celebrated throughout the region
Next year’s marketing program follows 2018’s successful Year of Rejuvenation campaign. The organization will promote the 2019 Year of Festivals over social media and traditional media channels. Additionally, it will assist member countries with a variety of promotional concepts and opportunities centered on the theme of festivals, appealing to consumers and travel professionals.
Elegant Hotel Group (LON:EHG) owns and operates seven luxury freehold hotels and a beachfront restaurant, Daphne’s, on the island of Barbados. The Group’s portfolio currently comprises 588 rooms, making it twice as large (by room number) as the closest competitor in the Barbados luxury hotel room market. Six of the seven properties are situated along the prestigious west coast of Barbados commonly known as the “Platinum Coast”. The properties are all freehold, with a total aggregate plot size of approximately 23 acres and an aggregate beachfront of 2,600 feet.