NEW YORK -- Agents can sell more clients on Barbados if they market
more than its beaches.
Many customers are lured by island features ranging from sports
to music, according to the Barbados Tourism Authority.
For instance, trips can focus on local festivals and events,
such as November's Sir Garfield Sobers Seniors Cricket Festival for
players over age 50.
The Independence Classic Surfing Championship is also scheduled
to be held sometime in November.
Throughout November, the National Independence Festival of
Creative Arts is held to celebrate music, dancing, singing,
photography, painting, drawing, crafts, drama, creative writing and
poetry. Finalists are featured during a gala presentation on
Barbados' Independence Day, Nov. 30.
On Dec. 5 and 6, the Run Barbados road race series attracts
runners worldwide. This series features a 10-K (6.2-mile) race Dec.
5 in Bridgetown and a marathon Dec. 6 starting at the Grantley
Adams International Airport. The marathon follows a coastal route
that culminates at Heywoods in northwestern Barbados.
The Barbados Tourism Authority, Phone: 888-BARBADOS, Web: