an effort to improve Barbados' hospitality offerings, the Barbados
Tourist Association has introduced the AAA diamond rating system,
which ranks hotels and restaurants in various categories.
The rating system,
which is in place at some hotels and restaurants already, will be
instituted island-wide by January and ranks the hospitality
offerings in several categories, including operations, room decor,
ambience and service standards.
restaurants currently are undergoing inspections and ratings,
according to the BTA.
The introduction of
the AAA system will mark Barbados' second foray into the
ranking-and-rating game. The "Zagat Barbados Guide," developed by
the Zagat Survey, was launched in September.
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