Barbados and St. Kitts Celebrate interCaribbean Expansion

by: Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor |

The reception, held on March 14, 2023, at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados, applauded the new interCarribbean Airways flight between Barbados, St. Kitts, and Nevis.

The event honored interCaribbean’s official launch of service in August 2020 in the Eastern Caribbean and marked the airline’s current introduction of direct flights between Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, just in time for the upcoming St. Kitts Music Festival, an iconic annual event celebrating its 25th year in 2023.

The cocktail reception was attended by many distinguished guests, including St. Kitts’ Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment, and Labor, Honorable Marsha T. Henderson; Barbados Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Honorable Ian Gooding-Edghill; and other government officials and representatives from the respective national tourism authorities, industry leaders, and other stakeholders, commemorating interCaribbean’s overall success in the region and its commitment to forging and strengthening partnerships for improved service and growth.

Lyndon Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean Airways, in his remarks to the gathering, stated:

“We are thrilled to celebrate our continued expansion into the Eastern Caribbean with our partners, the St Kitts Tourism Authority and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI).”

“Prime Minister Mottley, and Prime Minister Dr. Drew, I commend your vision and your political will to answer the call of the region’s people. Indeed, you give meaning to the African proverb, which says ‘if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ Your stewardship ensures that together, we are going places, and connecting the region—one island, one partnership, one vision at a time.”

The interCaribbean Airways cocktail reception was marked by networking, speeches, presentations, and entertainment—building travel and tourism alliances for the continued development of regional integration and intra-regional travel.

About Barbados

The island of Barbados is a Caribbean gem rich in cultural, heritage, sporting, culinary, and eco experiences. It is surrounded by idyllic white sand beaches and is the only coral island in the Caribbean. With over 400 restaurants and eateries, Barbados is the culinary capital of the Caribbean.

The island is also known as the birthplace of rum, commercially producing and bottling the finest blends since the 1700s. In fact, many can experience the island’s historic rums at the annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival.

The island also hosts events like the annual Crop Over Festival, where A-lists celebrities like its very own Rihanna are often spotted, and the annual Run Barbados Marathon, the largest marathon in the Caribbean. As the motorsport island, it is home to the leading circuit-racing facility in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Known as a sustainable destination, led by Jens Thraenhart, CEO of BTMI, Barbados was named one of the world’s Top Nature Destinations in 2022 by the Traveler’s Choice Awards.

For more information on travel to Barbados, go to and follow on Facebook and via Twitter @Barbados.

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