dnata partners with Visit Barbados to boost tourism from the GCC

dnata, a leading global provider of air and travel services, has partnered with Visit Barbados with the aim of attracting more travelers from the GCC region.

The Caribbean island country’s official tourism authority reports an impressive 32% increase in travelers from the GCC in 2023, compared to the previous year.

The latest passenger arrivals demonstrate notable growth in travel to Barbados from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Popular locations across the island with GCC travelers include its capital, Bridgetown, and the world-renowned beaches that line the island’s west coast and south coast, where many of its luxury villas and resort accommodation are located. all-inclusive resorts, high-end restaurants and entertainment options. reside.

Visit Barbados has appointed Dubai-based dnata Representation Services as its exclusive sales, marketing and public relations representative in the GCC, to deliver the latest news, exclusive rates, customized itineraries and more from the destination to travelers across the region. The partnership will focus on showcasing trending experiences for 2024, including travel packages for the highly anticipated ICC T20 World Cup games being played in Barbados this year, with the key objective of increasing passenger numbers in the country.

Rakhi Purohit, Head of Representation Services, dnatacommented:

“We are proud to partner with Visit Barbados and look forward to promoting the island as a multifaceted, sophisticated and high-value destination. “We will focus on the island’s impressive luxury accommodation product, fabulous food scene and a wide range of unique activities and attractions, from Barbados Sailing Week to eco-adventure experiences and more.”

Minister of Tourism and International Transport of Barbados, Hon. Ian Gooding-Edghillaggregate:

“Barbados presents an attractive long-haul GCC holiday destination. With excellent end-to-end connectivity, our dnata partners can help local travelers with the latest in travel, accommodation and experiences. “We have prepared a recommended seven-day itinerary for travel in 2024 that showcases the best of the destination and its own style of luxury.”

Day one

Stay in a luxury resort or villa with a private chef on a picturesque south or west coast beach near Bridgetown. Charter a private yacht for an afternoon cruise along the west coast, also known as the “Platinum Coast” for its stunning white sand beaches. Head to The Cliff Restaurant for fine dining by Michelin star chef Matt Worswick.

Day two

Start at Limegrove Lifestyle Center for high-end shopping. Here, and close to the popular Holetown Beach, you will find attractive dining options. Travel to nearby Sandy Lane Estate, an iconic luxury resort with three championship golf experiences, tennis and paddle tennis courts, several restaurants and an award-winning spa.

Day Three

After breakfast overlooking your villa or resort accommodation, head to the QP Bistro. On the edge of a cliff, this glamorous restaurant offers beachside dining with Caribbean flavors. With live entertainment every day, enjoy local music as the sun sets over the ocean.

Day four

Take a private tour of the island by air-conditioned vehicle and local guide. Easily accessible, it is possible to travel around the entire island or visit a selection of the highlights in one day. Examples of excursions include a tram tour of Harrison’s Cave and beach time at Carlisle Bay with sea turtles. Return to your accommodation, enjoy a candlelit dinner by the beach.

Day five

Host a private, fully catered party at a local restaurant with friends and family. Recommended spots include Deia Beach, an exclusive beach club, Sea Shed at Mullins Beach, an attractive rustic-style option with fresh seafood, or Tides Restaurant, for fine oceanfront dining and an art gallery in one .

Day six

Explore the island’s capital, Bridgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the colorful buildings, lively boulevards and history of the island. Broad Street and Swan Street are main areas for shopping and dining, while Baxter Road is best for nightlife. The popular Carlisle Bay is nearby, popular for snorkelling with multiple wrecks in shallow water.

Seventh day

Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Port St. Charles, a luxury resort overlooking the marina, before taking a tour of some of the island’s best natural sites. Options include a hike through Welchman Hall Gully, a gentle cliffside trail dotted with local wildlife for a family outing, horseback riding along Bath Beach or a stroll through tranquil Hunte’s Gardens.

GCC travelers can connect to the Caribbean island of Barbados through key gateways in London, New York, Toronto, Amsterdam and Panama. The island has solid air connectivity with many of the world’s main cities, with a view to expanding it in the short term.

Part of dnata travel group, dnata Representation Services is the global representation services partner of choice for multiple airline, hotel, transportation and tourism board partners around the world. Get more information at Find out more about the island of Barbados, at:

News source: Dubai Press Office

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