Think about the business of being a travel agent or tour operator in Australia and working with airlines and Barbados hotels and other tourist venues on the island to put together packages for Aussies who want to attend Cricket World Cup. Maybe two years of work, planning, calls, preparing marketing materials and finally booking clients and taking deposits.
Customer: “Do I need a visa to go to Barbados?”
Travel Agent: “No, Barbados doesn’t require Australian citizens to have visas.”
Then Just Weeks Before Cricket World Cup – Australians Learn They Will Need An Expensive Barbados Visa
If the number of visits we’ve been receiving from Australia is any indication – Aussie cricket fans are livid. Whoever is responsible for this mess should fall on their sword, but that’s not the Bajan government way.
From The Nation News Aussies Angry Over US$100 Visa Cost