Inter-American Development Bank Aids Barbados World Heritage Tourism

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“IDB loan to enhance the appeal of Barbados as a World heritage tourism and culture destination”
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“With support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Barbados will increase the appeal of its tourism attractions, with a focus on encouraging more spending by visitors on its unique heritage and cultural products, enhancing the digital visibility of Barbados in the global tourism market, and increasing the country’s international aviation connections.”

$20 Million Loan In Three Areas

World Heritage MagazineFirst – development of new tourism venues, including:

  • a new Visitor Centre in Bridgetown’s Old Town Hall Building
  • the enhancement of an urban tourist route through historic Bridgetown
  • improvements to the National Museum at the Garrison and the Oistins Waterfront


Second to increase the digital visibility and market awareness of Barbados as a cultural tourism

Third establish new air connectivity between Barbados and new markets.

Term Of Loan

This is a 25-year term, with 5.5-year grace period, and a LIBOR-based interest rate.

Aim: To help the Government of Barbados tourism sector, enhancing Barbados tourism brand, and connecting Barbados with new markets.

Managed by the Barbados Tourism Investment, Inc. (BTI).

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Barbados Heritage and Culture Museum in The Garrison – a UNESCO World Heritage Designated site