Barbados tourist board has launched an initiative to encourage clients who’d booked through Thomas Cook to re-arrange their holidays to the Caribbean island.
Clients who re-book between now and November 30 for trips of seven nights or more up to April 14, 2020 will receive in resort credit of £100 and 20% off a range of activities and attractions at selected properties.
Around 15 hotels, all members of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BTMI), are participating in the ‘Barbados Cares’ campaign, supported by Barbados Tourism Marketing.
Kerrie Symmonds, Barbados’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport, said: “I was in the UK when Thomas Cook collapsed and, the impact was widespread and heart breaking for all involved. It sent shock waves through the entire tourism family in Barbados and across the UK.
“The ‘Barbados Cares’ offer is but a small token of our appreciation and gratitude to those travellers who are rebooking their Barbados holiday and, we hope that it will help them to have the holiday they were so looking forward to.”
Cheryl Carter, BTMI director UK, added: “Barbados has a strong relationship with the UK. and has long been a top choice for British holidaymakers. Additional seats to Barbados from Manchester and London, have been secured with Virgin Atlantic and, we believe that the ‘Barbados Cares’ offer will definitely be welcomed by those Thomas Cook customers, who are eagerly anticipating their holiday in Barbados this winter.”
Terms and conditions of Barbados Cares can be found at barbadoscares.com