BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Tourism arrivals to Barbados increased 8.9%
year-to-date compared with the same period in 2002, according to
the Barbados Tourism Authority.
In May, arrivals were up 12.4% over the same month a year ago,
the BTA said.
On the hotel front, scheduled openings include the Royal
Pavilion in October, following a $10 million refurbishment; and the
350-room Barbados Hilton in July 2004.
In other developments, the 200-room Asta Beach Hotel reopens in
August, and the management of Coconut Court hotel is restoring the
Barbados Pavilion opposite the property as a meetings and dining