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Canada and Barbados – celebrating 65 years of travel and friendship

In 1949, Trans Canada Airlines (TCA now Air Canada) began its weekly service of Canada to Barbados, a 15 hour journey for the 44 passengers via The Bahamas and Jamaica that left on December 2 and arrived on December 3 on the island of Barbados. Barbados Tourism video Sixty five years later in 2014, Air Canada has introduced a Boeing 777 offering daily direct service from Toronto Pearson to Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, and offers three times a week daily direct service from Montreal to Barbados.

To celebrate this long-term relationship, Air Canada passengers were welcomed at the gate at Pearson with live steel pan music and while boarding, gifted with commemorative leather coasters. True to the fun-loving spirit of Bajans, passengers were welcomed by dancers and music on the tarmac upon arrival in Bridgetown as well as given commemorative certificates.

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Barbados is proud to boast that 40 per cent of Canadians become repeat visitors according to Barbados Tourism Minister Richard L. Sealy, and there are many reasons why Canucks are happy to return to this island.

The popular stretch of sand below the historic Crane Resort, boasting the only pink sand beach on the island and named one of the top 10 beaches in the world by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous:

Crane Beach

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