Barbados has so far received $1 million worth in application fees for Government’s Welcome Stamp programme.
Revealing this yesterday, Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins said while these applications from individuals and companies were being processed, measures were being devised to roll out the second wave of the initiative.
She also indicated increasing interest, saying more than eight million hits had so far been recorded on the websites on which the Welcome Stamp was being promoted.
Applications for the Welcome Stamp Visa must be submitted with fees of US$2 000 for an individual and US$3 000 for the family bundle, which are not refundable.
Giving an update on the reopening of tourism for Barbados during a Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) virtual discussion, Cummins said enquiries about the programme continued to flow in from “sub groups” such as students, ‘digital nomads,’ and ‘techies.’