Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Golf, polo, motor racing and tennis will be developed in Barbados to attract new tourists

Minister Richard Sealy in a recent interview with local press said that the sport needs to develop in the country in such a way that it was interesting not only locals but also tourists. He noted that many sports events on the island can be integrated into the tourism industry. "There was a time when our country could attract tourists only cricket, and perhaps sailing. Now added to this list golf, polo, motor racing and tennis," - the official said. "I believe that our island has an area of 430 square kilometers, offers such a variety of sports like no other place on earth. We must continue to develop this successful combination of tourism and sports, to attract more tourists to our country," - he said.

Barbados - the most easterly of Caribbean islands (34 km in length, 23 km in width). The island, surrounded by coral reefs, on the west by the Caribbean Sea, north and east to the coast of Barbados drew near the Atlantic Ocean.

Barbados enjoys a reputation as one of the most favorable places to live on the planet. The island marked a record for the planet of long-living people.

Also of Barbados known as the reserve of big money, famed rockoshnymi resorts for the discerning and demanding travelers.

Following the adoption of the 2003 law on the development of tourism, Barbados has witnessed unprecedented growth of investment in the tourism sector. Since then, the island attracted capital of about $ 1 billion.

Now comes to Barbados every year more than one million tourists leaving the island more than $ 700 million. Within a few years to build 11 new hotels for 406 rooms, ten hotels have expanded and repaired.

Among the most popular entertainment: a variety of water sports including scuba diving, restaurants, renowned for excellent cuisine, polo, golf, shops, duty-free, jeep safari, walk through the caves, flying in helicopters, beach parties, trips to " pirated schooners, yachts and catamarans, party with limbo and swallowing fire, deep sea fishing, swimming with sea turtles, dive into the underwater world in a submarine, etc.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jamaica Threats

According to tour operators in Jamaica, there is always a threat to get into an unwanted adventure, in contrast to other Caribbean islands, where independent travel will be much more enjoyable.

During solitary walks in the Jamaican picturesque bays, parks and human settlements of any wrong turn can lead to very dire consequences.

Tourists are also advised to travel by taxi or bus instead of a rental car.

According to statistics, over the past six months in various parts of the famous resort has recorded 700 crimes. In 2007 most of the murders occurred in the capital Kingston, which is quite far from the traditional holiday destinations.

It is interesting that so sad statistics (consistently the third or fourth in the number of murders in the ratings of most criminal countries in recent years) does not prevent the rising popularity of Jamaica among foreign nationals.

Law enforcement agencies of the island recently updated its website, putting back some of the recommendations.

For example, foreign visitors are asked to more closely monitor their luggage, to refrain from walking alone on deserted beaches even in daylight, and try not to go to travel at night.

As a rule, hotel guests prefer to use the system "all inclusive", which significantly reduces the risk of unpleasant incidents. In addition, the island has increased dramatically the demand for guided tours and hikes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ship of naval forces of the USA will be flooded in the Cayman Islands and turned into an artificial reef for divers.

American rescue ship Kittiwake submarines in November will be transferred to authorities in the Cayman Islands, which are considered British territory in the Caribbean. Then one of the former U.S. Navy ships will be transformed into an artificial reef for diving excursions, Associated Press referring to the project manager of Maritime Administration Nancy Easterbrook.

Kittiwake was built in 1945 and has a displacement of 2,29 thousand tons with a length 76 meters. In recent years, the ship has not been used for its intended purpose.

Currently, the ship moored at the base at Fort Eustis in Virginia. There also are laid up, and other military vessels Defense Reserve Fleet, nicknamed ghostly. They are administered by the Office of the U.S. merchant fleet.

According to the plans, in 2009 Kittiwake find the last resting place on the bottom near the coast of the Cayman Islands. It requires the Minister of Tourism Charles Clifford Islands, after flooding in compartments Kittiwake inhabit many species of fish, and ship-reef will be a success among tourists.

Note that the administration of Cayman Islands already have experience in a similar recycling rusting "pot" of the fleet superpowers. In 1996 here was flooded and turned into a reef destroyer fall primarily in the Russian navy.

Now the 100-meter destroyer lies at a depth of 18 meters and it has stuck to a dense layer of the inhabitants of the sea depths.

Terms of the transaction between the Office of Merchant Marine and Island administration is not yet known. However, before the transfer Kittiwake in "civilian hands, the ship must undergo special processing, as it were poisonous.

Recall the spring of 2007 reported a similar decision the fate of the second-largest warship "General Vandenberg. It was supposed to flood at the island of Key West, Florida. From 1963 to 1983, the vessel is 156 meters long conducted a reconnaissance mission.

Now, "General Vandenberg towed ship docks near Washington, where he will take many months of quarantine: from it will remove any items and materials that can harm the ecology of the ocean.

Upon completion of the work that would cost 5.7 million dollars, 6 miles from the coast of Key West will be a new reef, which will provide habitat for thousands of diverse oceanic flora and fauna and, consequently, attract lovers of the underwater world. According to local professionals, the influx of tourists to boost the coffers of the state.