Barbados thanks Thomas Cook customers

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The Caribbean was particularly badly hit with the collapse of Thomas Cook. As I wrote a week or so ago, Thomas Cook customers to the area amounted to 1.3% of all visitors are brought there by Thomas Cook.

With the peak season approaching for the Caribbean, many nations are planning schemes to attract British and other European visitors this winter for the alternative is a very lean time.

Although Barbados is involved with the current Caribbean Tourism Organization’ promotion – Caribbean Calling – it has ventured out on its own to thank those that would have travelled with Thomas Cook.

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and members of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA), have partnered to launch ‘Barbados Cares’, a campaign which will provide visitors who were due to travel to Barbados with Thomas Cook, incentives or rewards for their loyalty to the island.

If you hadn’t yet re-booked then the Barbadian offer might prompt you to choose Barbados.

The campaign, which has received the support of approximately 15 local hotels, will offer consumers who have booked a package holiday for 7-nights or more, £100 in resort spend throughout their stay and, 20% discount off several activities, attractions, bars and restaurants, cruises, car rental and tour companies.

Unless you are leaving for Barbados in the next few days, you will miss the Barbados Food and Rum Festival but rum and food are constant attractions on the island. Coming up though is the Open water Festival and the Barbados Pro – an event in the calendar of the world surfing championships. In January there is sailing week and February sees the Holetown Festival which celebrates the anniversary of the first English settlement in Holetown on February 17, 1627

The booking window for the campaign runs from October 18 to November 30, 2019, for travel up to April 14, 2020

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