Barbados Tourism Authority Adds Regatta to

By Regatta Travel Solutions, PRNE
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MIAMI, July 6, 2011 -

The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) has endorsed the recent
launch of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s OTA
(Online Travel Agency), and has implemented the Regatta booking
engine on href="">, the
official government sponsored destination website for Barbados.
 The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) announced
the launch of the OTA Software ( href="">
on May 31st and has seen an increasing number of bookings

“It just makes perfect sense,” said David Rice, President &
CEO of the Barbados Tourism Authority.  ”It is a huge added
convenience to our visitors, the hotels and attractions love it
since they retain more of the net earnings from bookings, and it
helps the economy of Barbados.  It’s a win-win all

“We are excited that the BTA is collaborating with us on this
important project,” said Sue Springer, Executive Vice President of
BHTA.  ”The hotels are very enthusiastic,
has a high amount of targeted traffic, and Regatta has been
wonderful to work with.  It’s the perfect recipe for

Since launching on May 31st, Regatta has released a new layout
of the booking engine that includes their innovative Concierge tool
which allows customers to find their perfect hotel by selecting
their desired criteria.  In July, they will launch Activities
allowing customers to search and book a variety of tours and

About the Barbados Tourism Authority

The BTA’s mission is to provide leadership in the sustainable
development of  Barbados’ tourism industry through the
formulation of policy, the provision of timely and quality
research; the development and maintenance of industry-wide
standards and the facilitation of appropriate product development
whilst ensuring maximum economic benefits to  Barbadians.

About the Barbados Hotel & Tourism
Association (BHTA)

The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association was established in
1952.  Their mission is “Bringing people, research knowledge
and technology together to resolve challenges of business and to
stage a world class experience and performance.”  

About Regatta Travel Solutions

Founded by Ashwin Kamlani, Regatta Travel Solutions provides
specialized online booking technology and marketing tactics for
DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations).  DMOs that use
Regatta on their sites can increase demand for their destination,
lower the cost paid by suppliers per booking, and increase
membership for their organizations. Visit href="">

Arancha Santos, Public Relations, Regatta Travel Solutions, PR at, +1-786-447-1895

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