Barbados to Slash Taxes By 50% For Regional Travelers

  • Barbados will be going the same route as its Caribbean neighbour Antigua and Barbuda in slashing airport taxes for regional travelers by as much as 50%. 
  • Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Lisa Cummins, made the disclosure on Tuesday during a meeting with tourism stakeholders at the Hilton Barbados.  
  • "Cabinet has agreed that there is to be a 50% reduction in airport service charge for regional travelers. That brings us in line to what you have been hearing coming out of other markets. Particularly, one market that has already announced it is Antigua, where there is a 50% reduction. 
  • Cummins also revealed a slew of initiatives, aimed at boosting Barbados' tourism product. The move to reduce the taxes came a year after Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that it was a step her administration was examining.

(Source: Barbados Today)