Barbados’ hoteliers expect a strong winter cruise ship season and also report promising bookings for land-based tourism in coming months after what they say was a disappointing summer.

This assessment was provided by Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Rene Coppin during a media briefing this morning.

She says home porting business has not been as strong as previous seasons and has affected the volume of transit calls to Barbados.

Meantime, a super luxury cruise ship is today making her  inaugural trip to Barbados providing an economic boost.

Ms. Coppins says this summer was a difficult for the tourism sector and she has concerns about summer next year.

But bookings for the winter season ahead are good.

Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Rene Coppin.

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