Friday, December 28, 2018

Vujaday Music Festival 2019 Amazing Lineup Announced

One of the most original and successful music festivals on earth is touching down again in Barbados in 2019. Vujaday music festival is in a class of its own as it combines dozens of world renowned DJs with a Safari musical adventure n the tropical island Barbados!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sugar Cane Research Seeding Eco-Future

Sugar Cane Research is Seeding an Eco-Future. The worlds very first sugar-cane research lab was established in the Caribbean Island of Barbados in 1858, a vital part of its heritage and culture for discerning vacationers.

Monday, July 23, 2018

PoinsettiaVillas St. Lucia an Oasis On the Edge of the City

PoinsettiaVillas Oasis On the Edge of the City. Your own private villa in a natural sanctuary. Just moments away from town and central to all your St. Lucia adventures.

Monday, June 18, 2018

How to Fix Bad Anchor Text Links • Travel Watch News

How to Fix Bad Anchor Text Links is explained in this short video. The video and blog show examples and link to resources that will help you to balance a bad digital footprint.

Friday, June 15, 2018

How to Balance Your Digital Footprint • Travel Watch News

How to balance your digital footprint and why you must. Badly balanced anchor text is a main reason for content marketing and brand promotions to fail.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Perfecting Your Digital Footprint & Your Hotel Brand Authority

The biggest mistakes markets make is to stack content with search terms - This leaves a bad digital footprint and insures they will not get ranked.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Digital Media marketing Book for Hotels and Tourism

Barbados tourism has a new publication that can help all members of the Barbados tourism industry weave their way through the quicksand of internet marketing. That includes Hotels, hospitality, tourism operator and destination marketers.

 The book is also a boom to any small business as the strategies perfect in the hotel and tourism sector apply to any product or business. can now get the very latest strategies that are working. See all info at TravelWatchNews blog

Digital Media is the second book in the series Marketing Hotels and Tourism Online by Best selling Author Ian R. Clayton

Friday, April 27, 2018

Vujaday Music Festival Barbados: An Amazing Event to Be Repeated | Blog

Vujaday Music Festival Barbados brought a truly remarkable sense of joy and community to the island. People were friendly and respectful. The beat was riviting and the music and dancing never stopped.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Now on Amazon Latest on Digital Media Marketing: By Best Selling Author Ian R. Clayton: Amazon Books

How to turbocharge your business digital potential with the high traffic it deserves using latest strategies in digital media marketing with Ian R Clayton, Bestselling Author. Get Your Hands On A Rich Collection Of Marketing Wisdom!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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Digital Media Marketing Book - Latest Tips and Strategies on Driving Traffic to Your Site The Primary Book For Business - Expand Your Horizons

Thursday, March 15, 2018 New Book Digial Media Marketing Hotels: Get Featured Get Found Get Booked (Tourism Online Book 2) eBook: Ian R. Clayton: Kindle Store

Buy Digital Media Marketing Hotels: Get Featured Get Found Get Booked (Tourism Online Book 2): Read Kindle Store Reviews - Launch at 99cents

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

25 Ultimate Things to Do in Barbados – Fodors Travel Guide

Come to Barbados for the beaches, stay for the culture, wildlife, and stellar views.

Digital Media Marketing Hotels Tourism

Digital Media Marketing is now the de facto way to promote your brand, product or service. And that applies to every industry and business.

My Book on Digital Media Marketing covers the latest trends in the digital revolution. That includes Content Marketing, Mobile and Reputation Marketing as well as branding. It includes the latest trends in Social Media, SEO and Google ranking. It also includes invaluable links to top industry resources and services to boost your success in marketing your brand.

The book uses tourism as its case study with illustration and examples for hotels and hospitality. The examples work for any industries and the trends are the same for all.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Barbados - Lifestyles Of The Artisan

Barbados becomes first tourism destination join - Meet the everyday people of Barbados who fish, farm, create magnificent pottery and art, and otherwise combine their talents with dedicated work to make the island such a delightful place to live and visit...

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Barbados Local Markets & Supermarkets

First time visitors to Barbados are often surprised at the wide range of imported groceries on our supermarket shelves. In fact Barbados imports much of its food supply. Most products are imported from the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. Many British brands are also available locally.

Barbados Fishing Boat in Carilse Bay

Local fishing boats in the early mooring cruise in the shallows of Carlisle Bay. Fishermen often along the beach looking for schools of fish. They will often catch with a net, as the boat drifts above or beside an unsuspecting a school.

Video - lifestyles of the artisan featuring fishing folk

Coconut Man Chopping the tops the nut

Stay tunes for more ogf the lifestyles of the coconut Man- Learn about the properties of coconut and how to climb the tree and much more at

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Barbados Sandy Lane Gold Cup Horse Race | Blog

Тhе Ваrbаdоs Gоld Сuр Fеstіvаl іs trulу а unіquе еvеnt. Іt іs thе mаrquее hоrsе rасе іn thе Саrіbbеаn аs wеll аs а hіghlу аntісіраtеd сulturаl сеlеbrаtіоn that has an international following.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Oistins Fish Market Artisans Lifestyles Barbados

Oistins fish market is one of the most popular local attractions in Barbados. it has the distinction of also being an entertainment center with live music and dance on several nights each moth.

Its open-air dining on the sea-side is a treat for all. Enjoy fresh caught fish of kinds, grilled, BBQ, or fried with peas and rice, macaroni pie, grilled potatoes, veg and salad.

Their are several bars and rum shops, local craft stores and even a farmers market. Its very local and good place to enjoy the Lifestyles Of The Artisan in Barbados.

Monday, February 26, 2018

RAJ Hasting Framers Market Barbados - How his day unfolds

Raj is formerly from Guyana where he was a full time boat builder till that economy ran aground. Now he is farmer, vendor and part time boat builder in Barbados. In this video RAJ explains how his day unfolds. Up early to gather his produce, some from his own garden and most from those farmers he is helping out by bringing their produce to market. see more like this at

Rachels Health and Wellness at Hastings Farmers market

Rachel at Hastings farmers market in Barbados. Hear her explaining her natural health products grown in Barbados. Here she talks about Noni and Soursop leaves. Soursop is now being distributed in Canada and is said to help in treating cancer!

Its best know for making candies and ice cream but recent studies show some health benefits as well as some issues:

"The long, prickly fruit comes from the graviola tree, an evergreen native to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It's also known as custard apple, guanabana and Brazilian paw paw. Practitioners of herbal medicine use soursop fruit and graviola tree leaves to treat stomach ailments, fever, parasitic infections, hypertension and rheumatism. It's used as a sedative, as well.

But claims of the fruit's anti-cancer properties have attracted the most attention. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry in 1997 suggests that soursop compounds tested on breast cancer cells in culture were more effective than chemotherapy in destroying the cells. But, without clinical trials, there is no data to support the claim." Source

n 2011, the journal Nutrition and Cancer revealed highly promising research on graviola and breast cancer. Researchers found that graviola fruit extract (GFE) suppressed expression of a breast-cancer causing oncogene known as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in animal models. According to the researchers, “a 5-wk dietary treatment of GFE (200 mg/kg diet) significantly reduced the protein expression of EGFR in breast tumors by 56%.... Overall, dietary GFE inhibited tumor growth, as measured by wet weight, by 32%.”

Rachel says that the medical profession knows of the these studies and of the cases where soursop leaves have helped others, but they are reluctant to approve or to use it other that in clinical trials. points out that "many of the health benefits of soursop may be based on its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiviral effects. "

The CancerCenter  cautions on its use and cites a  study in the French West Indies suggest that it could lead to movement disorders similar to Parkinson's disease.

However this is disputed by a habitual user who says "I grew up eating this fruit and drinking the juice made from it as a child his claim is ridiculous and very much a scare tactic." Kenisha believes that the study is flawed:  noting that people with some form or sympotoms of the disease where were questioned about what they ate. "A conclusion was then drawn that some tropical fruits and teas can lead to Parkinson or Parkinson type symptoms. - I find that to be a joke. If that is the case, my study from family history shows way over 87 ppl that have consumed soursop and it's juices for over 30+ years and none have developed this."

 Whatever the controversy is natural product seem to be growing in popularity over chemical drugs with many segments of the population, and as Rachels says "God knows what he is doing".

I am not making any claims or advocating any use. I just admire farmers and artisans who are doing their thing bringing us local fresh products from the land for all to enjoy and benefit from.


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Monday, February 19, 2018

DIGITAL MEDIA Marketing Strategies Book Launch

HOTEL DIGITAL MEDIA Marketing is easy to follow with simple, clear explanations of what needs to be done.

It provides actionable steps on how to do it, so that you can effectively hire and manage the right marketing people or do it yourself.

This is the second book is the series on marketing hotels tourism online. Book 1 WEBSITE explains how to build a website for the digital age. It includes information on messaging sales strategies for people who visit your website.

Digital media looks at how to get people to your website. It examines off site content marketing, social media, sales funnels and building authority for your tourism brand.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

booking engines doomed by personality matching

Booking Engines Doomed by Personality Matching: How psychology based artificial intelligence filtering techniques are replacing hotel search and bookings.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Convenience in Paradise – Barbados Vacation Apartments | Blog

Barbados vacation apartments combine the convenience of being able to prepare some of your own meals, with the facilities and amenities of a full-service hotel for the ultimate island vacation.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

TravelWatchNews Get Inspired - Crane 5 Star Beach Villa Resort Hotel Barbados

The Crane 5 Star Beach Villa Resort Hotel Barbados is a special place - It sits on a cliff overlook one of the 10 best beaches in the world.