Daily Archives: April 9, 2013

Some good news – Thomas Cook to launch 2 weekly flights Manchester to Barbados in Winter 2013

Thomas Cook airline

Hey… It’s only two airplanes once a week on Thursday and Sunday, but we need all the help we can get!

Thomas Cook announces new Manchester-Caribbean flights

Thomas Cook Airlines has announced it will fly from Manchester to St Lucia, Antigua and Barbados this winter.

From 10 November the airline will operate weekly Sunday flights on the Manchester-St Lucia-Barbados route, while the Manchester-Antigua-Barbados route will launch on Thursday 19 December. The flights will depart in late morning to allow for regional connections.

“It’s fantastic news that we’re able to offer UK travellers seat-only and holidays from Manchester to some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, initially for the coming winter season,” said Christoph Debus, head of air travel at Thomas Cook Group.

… full news release at Travel Daily Media


Filed under Aviation, Barbados, Barbados Tourism

Barbados Economic Performance – 2013 First Quarter

“Growth in tourism has not be sustained this year”

  • 11.6% unemployment in 2012
  • VAT receipts down 7%
  • Income tax receipts down 18%

I need a rum!


Filed under Economy