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.