|Cultural Heritage Programme|
The cultural heritage programme is intended to meet the expectations of the visitor who is seeking an authentic Barbadian experience. This is a direct response to market research which indicates that today’s visitor is a more discerning individual who is seeking to experience the culture of the destination of choice, as well as interact with the local people. In other words, that visitor is looking for a vacation that is meaningful, filled with ‘on the ground’ experiences.
To this end, the Ministry of Tourism is
endeavouring to undertake projects under its cultural heritage portfolio that
will create opportunities for
The Barbados Slave Route Signage Project was
first launched in 2003. It comprises the placement of interpretative signage
across the landscape of
The project is being executed as a
collaborative effort of the Ministry of Tourism, the Barbados Tourism
A major output of the project is the development of a ‘Barbados Slave Route heritage Trail and Tour’. Under phase one of the project, five sites and places of memory have already been identified for signage and will therefore form the nucleus of the heritage tour. Those sites are:
Gun Hill, St. George
Sweet Bottom, St. George
The Barbados Carolina Connection has its
beginnings in the 1997 Twinning of the cities of
The Twinning Agreement articulated a number
of objectives including the interchange of information which would assist with
the promotion of heritage tourism in
Since the Twinning Agreement, there have
been some cultural interactions and exchanges between the two destinations.
This interaction will be continued over the course of the 2008-2011 triennium as the Ministry spearheads other planned initiatives.
Ministry of Tourism
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