Island Launches “Barbados Likes You” Facebook Campaign Upon Reaching 50,000th Fan

NEW YORK, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) is proud to announce that their Facebook page,, has reached over 50,000 fans! In celebration of this milestone and to reward loyal followers, the BTA is providing 50 days of prize giveaways, including grand prize trips to the island, as part of their “Barbados Likes You” Facebook promotion.*

For 50 consecutive days, winners will be randomly selected to receive one of 50 prizes, including Kindle Fires, Mount Gay Rum and Banks Beer apparel, Barbadian cookbooks, iTunes and Amazon Gift Cards, courtesy of the Barbados Tourism Authority and partners. Grand prizes include five-day/four-night vacation packages for two to Barbados, inclusive of round-trip airfare on American Airlines from a U.S. gateway; restaurant and attraction vouchers; and luxurious accommodations provided by Ocean Two, South Beach Barbados, and Elegant Hotels’ Tamarind and Colony Club. The grand prize trip packages will be unlocked every time the page reaches an additional 10,000 likes, encouraging entrants to invite others to “like” Barbados in order to win a vacation.

The campaign, promoted through Facebook at Barbados Likes You, and on Twitter using the hashtag #barbadoslikesu, allows visitors to the Barbados Facebook page to “like” the page and submit their email addresses in order to enter.

“Our social media followers are extremely important to us, and we are so thrilled that our Facebook page has reached the 50,000 fan mark,” said Campbell Rudder, The Barbados Tourism Authority’s VP of Marketing for The Americas. “We have created the ‘Barbados Likes You’ Facebook promotion in an effort to show how much Barbados values our fans, and to encourage others to “like” our page for exciting daily updates. We eagerly anticipate awarding our fans with an array of prizes in the next 50 days, including trips to our beautiful sun-drenched island of Barbados.”

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*For ‘Barbados Likes You’ Terms & Conditions, please click on “Official Rules” on the following site: Barbados Likes You Official Rules.

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