Barbados Tourism hosts GCC travel partner cricket match in Dubai

by Staff Reporter
Barbados Tourism hosts GCC travel partner cricket match in Dubai

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) organized a thrilling 10-over cricket match for GCC travel trade partners at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This event served as a precursor and one of many activations as part of Barbados Tourism’s participation in the Arabian Travel Market, which started on Monday.

Cricket is not just a sport in Barbados; it’s a pivotal element of Barbadian heritage and culture. Recognizing this deep connection, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc arranged the match to be mentored by two cricketing legends, Joel Garner, the highest-ranked One Day International bowler, and Ian Bradshaw, former Under-19s West Indies captain and member of the team that won the 2004 Championship Trophy.

Under the guidance of Garner and Bradshaw, the travel trade partners honed their cricketing skills and enjoyed an unforgettable experience on the field.

This event was especially significant as Barbados gears up to host the 2024 Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup later this year, spotlighting the island’s rich cricketing legacy and its capabilities as a world-class event host.

Beyond cricket, the travel trade partners were treated to an extraordinary day that combined sport, culture, and the distinctive Barbadian hospitality. Celebrity Barbadian chef Damian Leach and mixologist Alex Chandler delighted attendees with culinary delights and refreshing beverages, giving them a taste of Barbados’ rich culture and cuisine.

Expressing her delight to host the cricket event, Cheryl Carter, Chief Operations Officer, BTMI said, “Today’s match is a testament to the integral role of cricket in Barbados and its unifying power across nations. With Barbados hosting the World Cup this year, we are excited to showcase our country not only as a top tourist destination but also as a central hub for international cricket. This cricket match was not just about sport; it was about fostering relationships and sharing the spirit of Barbados with our valued travel partners.”

“We are grateful to Joel Garner and Ian Bradshaw for their mentorship, and to Damian Leach and Alex Chandler for adding a flavourful touch to the event,” she added.

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc remains committed to engaging with travel partners and promoting Barbados as a premier tourist destination. Events like the travel partner cricket match underscore the island’s unique offerings and its warm hospitality.

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