Record Cruise Arrivals Projected for Barbados in 2010-2011


barbados-body is reporting that senior officials at the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) and the Ministry of Tourism are projecting record cruise passenger arrivals for 2010-2011.

BTA board member Denis Roach reported that Barbados' cruise industry is on course to achieve a 5-percent increase in passenger arrivals for 2009 when compared against the previous year. He added that the sector is also on target to see unprecedented growth for the following period. Information from the major cruise lines indicate that for the period 2010-2011, Barbados should receive over 800,000 passengers and could reach as high as 900,000.