Welcome To BTI

The BTI is a critical conduit to guide your Barbados investment experience by providing details on all relevant private sector and government agencies to help you better leverage your time and resources.

The Government of Barbados has acknowledged the importance of travel and tourism as a vital export sector and has offered attractive incentives to investors such as a reduction of duties and taxes on all inputs to the industry. Factors such as this has led to the island being voted in the top 10% worldwide for its emphasis on the travel and tourism industry.


To be the lead Agency for facilitating investment in tourism and urban regeneration in Barbados

Corporate Profile

Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. (BTI) was formed under the Companies Act on April 17, 1998. The Government of Barbados is the sole shareholder and is represented by the Minister of Tourism and International Transport. BTI has the following mandate:

  • to develop a portfolio of tourism-related properties on its own or in joint venture with private and public partners;
  • to manage the implementation of the Urban Rehabilitation Programme for Bridgetown, Speightstown, St. Lawrence Gap, Oistins as Executing Agency for the Government of Barbados; and
  • to facilitate both public and private sector-owned investment in tourism and hospitality sector in Barbados

About Barbados


Language and Culture

The official language of Barbados is English, however the local dialect “bajan” is the natural choice for casual and social communication. Barbados is considered to be the activity centre of the Eastern Caribbean and its culture is expressed through lively calypso music, rhythmic dance, national festivals and fairs. Arts, crafts and island cuisine are equally expressive of the essence of Barbados.

A wide range of sports including cricket, soccer, sailing, golf, and basketball are played on the island with great enthusiasm. Many Barbadian sportsmen have excelled internationally in a wide range of sporting disciplines including athletics, cricket and draughts.

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  • Area: 431 Km./166 Sq. Miles
  • Population: 287, 415 (2015)
  • Capital City: BRIDGETOWN
  • Labour Force: 130,200 (June 2006)
  • Language: English
  • Air Temperature: 22-30º C/ 70-90º F
  • Relative Humidity: 60-70º
  • Currency: Barbados Dollar (BDS$)
  • Fixed Parity: BDS $1.00 –US $0.50
  • Major Trading Partners: USA, CARICOM, UK, Canada, Japan