BTMI & BHTA FORGE ALLIANCE TO COMMENCE “BRILLIANT BARBADOS”
Following on the heels of the strong start of the 2015 winter season, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) have launched ‘Brilliant Barbados’, a promotion aimed at increasing forward bookings for the softer summer and fall periods.
The new Brilliant Barbados campaign is a value-packed travel deal featuring discounts on hotel stays, attractions, car rental agencies and restaurants across Barbados. With the tagline, ‘More Excitement, More Value‘, the promotion seeks to position Barbados’ as a fun destination for families, couples and individuals with a packed year-round calendar of events.
Griffith also confirmed that, in keeping with the BTMI’s new digital marketing focus, an aggressive online campaign has been mounted to drive awareness of the new offer among targeted groups of prospective travellers. This online strategy incorporates search engine marketing, social media advertising, email marketing and a dedicated website at www.BrilliantBarbados.com. This is in addition to partnerships with global tour operators, travel agents and airline partners, as well as the international media.
BHTA’s CEO, Sue Springer, in her endorsement of the collaborative initiative noted that over the years the BHTA has collaborated with the public sector to promote similar programmes.
“We recognize that the travel industry is constantly changing and, in order to continue to attract repeat and new visitors to the island to sustain our sector, we must keep abreast of these trends in our efforts to continue to position the island strategically by offering the right packages and programmes, like Brilliant Barbados, to maintain our competitive advantage.”
All bookings must be made between the period March 23 – April 30 to be valid, while travel must be completed between May 9 and December 19, 2015. The offer will guarantee the first night free on a four-night stay for visitors from the US, Canada and the Caribbean and the first two nights free on a seven-night stay for visitors from the UK and Europe.
Each visitor will receive a discount voucher, which they will be required to show at participating locations. The package also includes discounts through the Re-Discover dining programme.