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Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) Chief Executive Officer Dr Kerry Hall says the entertainment sector can play a huge part in the island’s leading foreign exchange earning industry.
Talking on the sidelines of this season finale of Mahalia’s Corner at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, ” Hall stated as the BPTA attempts to create a tourism industry that’s high quality, diverse and inclusive, it’s a wonderful chance to promote a number of Barbados’ most talented youth.
“Music is the universal language of those citizens of earth. It transcends ethnicities, colour, creed, nationality. We feel that we would like to showcase the ability of our people that are Barbadian and this is just one. We are supporting Mahalia’s Corner and 2 Mile Hill and Dealing with Honey Jam and Christmas Jazz,” she said.
“We feel that we need to showcase our talented Barbadians. While I look around the audience, I know we have a faithful and fantastic following with the Barbadian men and women. I need to see a few people. You never know who would be in the audience that would detect another Rihanna or even the next big thing to come from Barbados.”
Impressed with performances in Sunday night’s show, Hall revealed that the BPTA will launch several initiatives directed at placing entertainers into the mainstream tourism industry’s My Barbados app.
“I was dismissed by the Voice Project. Everything we do at the BPTA is essential to create an area for our talented Barbadians, especially our youth, who will take this nation to another level.With respect to entertainment, we’re just about to launch a program and we will be showcasing our young men and women.
She proceeded: “Tourism, since the direct business, has to bring along all the rest. This is actually the sustainable tourism we all seek to have here in Barbados for future generations.”