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History of Tourism

When did tourism really begin in Barbados? There are many ways that the tourism industry and grown has developed over the years, explore Barbados' Tourism History Timeline to see some important milestones in our history.

Tourism Statistical Snapshot

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Tourists traveling to Barbados could stay in one of the four types of accommodation, Hotels, Apartment, Guest houses and Vacation Rentals registered at the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport. Learn More

153

Establishments

6573

Bedrooms

Tourists traveling to Barbados arrive by air (long stay) or by sea (stay over) from various source markets, which primarily include United Kingdom, United States of America (USA), CARICOM, Canada, Europe. Learn More

692659

Longstay

686813

Cruise Passengers

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Average daily expenditure per visitor from various source markets, which primarily include United Kingdom, United States of America (USA), CARICOM, Canada, Europe. Learn More

220.72

February 2020

252.57

January 2020

Publications & Statistics

Official Publications

Ministry of Tourism and International Transport also acknowledges with appreciation the Barbados tourism industry for their continued cooperation and assistance in the compilation of data for the official publications.