This month marks 65 years since the launch of the first-ever British Airways one-stop flight from London to Barbados
To celebrate the milestone, the tourist board and airline have partnered to host a mega-fam.
Taking place from June 18-25, 2019, the mega-fam is designed to reward 65 of the UK’s top-selling agents with some of Barbados’ best experiences. These will include tours of Bridgetown, thrilling watersports, catamaran cruising and a number of opportunities to taste the island’s renowned rum.
TTG readers are being offered the opportunity to win one of two places on the mega-fam by answering a question before midnight on May 15. The only requirement to be eligible to win is to have registered for the Barbados Elite Club training programme.
Agents joining the five-night trip will be hosted by Barbados’ and British Airways’ hotel partners – Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, Sea Breeze Beach House and brand-new property The Sands – and will fly direct with the UK’s national carrier.
In 1954 the first one-stop flight was operated via Bermuda, and the route continued to require a stopover until winter 1968/69 when the airline launched its first non-stop service on its London-Barbados route.
This year British Airways is also celebrating its centenary.