For those interested ,the BLP (Barbados Labour Party) , six days before the upcoming election have posted their 2013 Manifesto online. See the section Tourism - The Driving Force.
Promised objectives include: re-structuring the Barbados Tourism Authority; Staycation Tax Rebate; A Tourism Development Bond; A Restructuring Fund and a reduction in VAT rates (down to 15 per cent and 7.5 per cent on accommodation.
Perhaps BGI or other DE could post the link. I understand the DLP Manifesto will be launched tonight.
As someone involved in tourism, I would certainly appreciate YOUR comments.