Central Bank of Barbados Dec 2015 Press Release

"The Barbados economy is estimated to have grown by 0.5 percent in 2015, thanks mainly to a stellar tourism performance. There was a 13 percent increase in airlift from major source markets, an expansion in room stock, and refurbishment of aging hotel plant. The tourism outturn was the best on record since 2007, with activity in the sector rebounding to pre-crisis levels. Tourism receipts grew by an estimated 5 percent, with arrivals up by 14 percent, and all major markets recorded double digit increases."

Source: Central Bank Barbados

http://www.centralbank.org.bb/Portals/0/Press%20Release%20December.pdf