Accessible Barbados? This Random Test Proves Encouraging!

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Having a particular interest in Barbados right now I cannot help but wonder what standards of accessibility  Regatta Travel Solutions adheres to in the OTA it has implemented for the island. While i wait for colleagues to run the site through their tools I took a moment to see the quality of the content posted about the hotel rooms offered. While the site does not yet have any depth and thus the standards used for assessing accessibility are not published I discovered that the first htel listed claimed to be accessble:

The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) has signed an agreement with Regatta Travel Solutions to launch BookBarbadosNow.com.  The site aims to become the primary resource for information and reservations for hotels and activities in the destination of Barbados.  Regatta recently announced the official release of its private label OTA Software (Online Travel Agency) and the signing of its first agreement with Puerto Rico.  Now Regatta will also work hand in hand with Barbados to attract more travelers to the destination while reducing the cost of each booking to suppliers.

"It is so exciting to have a high profile destination like Barbados embrace Regatta," said Ashwin Kamlani, President of Regatta Travel Solutions.  "This is going to change everything about the power that DMOs have to impact the tourism and local economies within their destination."

"We evaluated several companies for this project," said Sue Springer, Executive Vice President of BHTA.  "But Regatta is the only system that is specifically designed to handle everything we were looking for.  The combination of the advanced technology and the marketing knowledge that they bring to the table is very attractive to us."

The initial phase of www.BookBarbadosNow.com is live and has already generated bookings for the destination.

About the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association

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."  Visit bhta.org for more details.

About Regatta Travel Solutions Inc.

Founded by Ashwin Kamlani, Regatta Travel Solutions provides specialized online booking technology and marketing tactics for DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations).  DMOs that use Regatta to book travel on their sites can increase demand for their destination, lower the cost paid by suppliers per booking, and increase membership and participation for their organizations. Visit www.hotelinternethelp.com for more details.

SOURCE Regatta Travel Solutions

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Family-owned and operated, with a unique friendly atmosphere, Rostrevor Hotel, located in the heart of St. Lawrence Gap features spacious, self-catering, oceanfront guest rooms that offer excellent amenities and tasteful Caribbean-style décor. The 28 Superior Ocean Front Studios in the refurbished block have air-conditioning; and an elevator and accommodation for the physically challenged traveler is provided within this block. All rooms have cable television and are equipped with kitchen, private bathroom, safety deposit box (surcharge), radio, telephone, and there are ceiling fans in each bedroom. Rostrevor's pool-side bar serves breakfast & lunch and Harlequin Restaurant offers casual starlight dining. The hotel is near to many vacation conveniences and is an official partner of the Barbados Golf Club. Free wireless internet access is available, and there is an internet kiosk (surcharge) at reception for those traveling without laptop computers. Daily maid service is provided. Rostrevor also offers wheelchair accessibility.

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