Sunday 25 October, 2020

Most Welcome Stamp applicants are Americans: More US routes resuming

Tourism Minister, Senator Lisa Cummins speaking during a press conference at GAIA on July 30. (FILE)

Tourism Minister, Senator Lisa Cummins speaking during a press conference at GAIA on July 30. (FILE)

Barbados will see more flights from the United States from this week and this will bode well for the Welcome Stamp Initiative which is being most highly subscribed to by Americans.

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Sharing this news with Loop News is the Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins.

After welcoming America Airlines out of the Miami International Airport gateway yesterday, October 8, she told Loop:

"One of the things too that is important about this American Airlines flight is obviously also the application of the Welcome Stamp. The highest number of persons expressing interest in coming to Barbados and working for a year as a visitor, we're seeing coming out of the US market.

"So airlift is going to be critically important to allow those persons to be able to travel into Barbados."

American Airlines will be flying between Miami International Airport and the Grantley Adams International Airport five times a week.

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Cummis added that "later on in the year we'll see the opening back up of the Charlotte gateway as well, on American Airlines, and we're also going to be seeing . . . an additional flight a week coming in on JetBlue out of New York. So we're looking forward to that."

The Barbados Welcome Stamp allows non-nationals the ability to live and work from Barbados for a company outside of Barbados for up to 12 months once they meet the criteria. 

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