PesonaHolidays Posts Update on TripSavvy Review of Fun Barbados Activities For Kids

PesonaHolidays Posts Update on TripSavvy Review of Fun Barbados Activities For KidsIn its lovely review of Barbados family holidays with kids, TripSavvy noted 10 fun adventures that were especially popular with children. They are indeed great things for families with kids to do, but their is so much more.

Not mentioned in the TripSavvy excellent review are some of our PersonaHolidays favorite stops for children. One is the enchanted and magical Gardens Of Anthony Hunt near Bathsheba, another must see spot on the review. It may seem odd that we could think of a visit to Hunts Garden as a treat for kids, but its a delight for children and you will see their face shine with joy as they explore the nooks and crannies of the gully. There are hidden dens and sitting area amongst whimsical statues, garden Nome’s and ornaments set elegantly beside exotic plants and towering palms.

On the theme of gardens, Trip Savvy had praise for the Animal Flower Cave with its sea plants that flower in the shallow pools. They are alive and will shut up tight as a clam when disturbed. They are a little similar to the water plants at Hunts Gardens that also shut when touched. However, the Animal Flower Caves anemone are more alive and dramatic.

THe cave is a bit slippery and rocky – It may be a challenge for the elderly but the guides will steady you along.

For another underground garden of a different sort, Harissons Cave is also a delight for kids. Children enjoy the train ride through the cave as it visits cavern with waterfalls, emeral clear pools and the huge stalactites and stalagmites.

The film that is shown before the tour is very educational as it traces the geology and formation of Barbados island and the caves. It may be a bit over the head for the very young.

Yes, the Atlantis Submarine is a must. Its in line with our theme of gardens except this takes you under the waves in a real submarine.

Children love to see the Caribbean’s marine natural charm from the inside of a real holiday sub. From a close encounter with a coral-encrusted shipwreck to the tropical fish, diving beneath the waves to the bottom of the sea is always a treat for kids of all ages.

Video of Barbados Families Vacations

In this video by Distinctly Charming Barbados we see many of the family holiday activities that children enjoy. Naturally Atlantis Submarines, Gardens and cave are included along with several other ideas:

For More information of things to do for families in the island see


Barbados Cultural Heritage Holidays Featuring Chalky Mount Pottery

Barbados Cultural Heritage Holidays Featuring Chalky Mount PotteryHere is this video we can see Barbados artist John Springer Master Potter, Professor and historian.

He welcomes you to drop in whenever you want. Generally he will be at work creating a mug or jar. If not at work he will halt whatever he is doing and entertain you with his amazing skills at the potters wheel.

John tells us how potting is magic even to him I keep saying that its one of the more intriguing arts you can come across. I have been making pots all these years. And there are very few things which thrill me more that to see another potter at work. First time I saw it being done, I really thought I was seeing magic.

As he says, “Back in the old days all villagers got the mugs and jars here all made from local clays from right here in the village.”

See the script for the video here

Get Ready to be Fascinated – Persona Holidays Video Launched

Fascinating Travellers with Personality Matching Hotels from persona holidays

We have now launched a new version of the personaholidays video with the slogan used by the Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia “Get Ready to Be Fascinated”.  It is about Fascinating Travelers with the Personality Hotels Matchmaker that is the heart of PersonaHolidays. The technology is licensed to Barbados for its travel planning and booking website.

PersonaHolidays in partnership with sally Hogshead’s “How To Fascinate” personality brand assessment and marketing has created the unique artificial intelligent systems. It matches travelers with hotel and holiday options based on Personality. It is a timely solution for travel as their is growing dissatisfaction with traditional booking and trip planning system have not changed in over a decade.

All booking engine provide hotel search options that are geared to location, amenities and price. They do not understand the personality of the person who is searching for hotels and holidays options. They do not appreciate that hotels, resorts and all places to stay appeal to different personalities in many different and very personal ways. They have a brand personality created by its owners, managers, staff and marketing partners.

Persona Holidays, by contracts analyses the travelers behavior and delivers results that are relevant to personalities. All hotels are assessed by the Persona team and assigned a HowToFacinate Archetype. This then generates the watchwords by which travelers are paired with hotel of like character. It is a fascinating project that has caught the attention of many in the hospitality and tourism marketing business.

facinatingtravelers-Get Ready to be Fascinated

Personality matching is fascinating travelers who like to get recommendations from someone who understands them. See it in action at Holidays Barbados

PersonaHolidays Personality Hotel Matching Featured on Travel Weekly

Personaholidays Personality Hotel Matching Featured on Travel Weekly

PersonaHolidays is delighted to announce that Travel Weekly Magazine has featured Personality Hotel Matchmaker software, a state-of-the-art travel planning solution for Destination Marketing Organizations.

The Application is now being used by the Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia, a Destination Marketing Organization providing extensive travel related information pertaining to the island. It also offers a comprehensive service for holiday planning and bookings. With PersonaHolidays hotel matchmaker App Barbados is able to match visitors up with hotels based on their personality.

The Holiday Matching application is for Hotel Associations and Destination Marketers

Here are a few of the Advantages of using the App

  • The software builds holiday profiles by tracking users search behavior and discerns their persona . It is lightening fast, easy and fun ! to use.
  • Travellers enjoy the process and many comments have been received saying how accurate it is. Results are very targeted with personal vacation recommendation.
  • The App/application significantly minimizes clutter and overload, which is one of the biggest complaints with booking systems.
  • Destination marketers can install the app on top of any booking engine or travel planning system they may have. This means hotel marketers do not have to i acquire costly solutions or replace existing systems.

Investment & Licensing

PersonaHolidays has performed comprehensive evaluations of the App on the Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia Marketing Site. It has demonstrated meaningful improvement in engagement and bookings conversion. Work is still continuing on split tests of the sales channel and perfecting the conversion of traffic to bookings.

The company has interest from many travel marketing organization and is planning to license the technology to other destination soon.

Partners and investors may contact PersonaHolidays  here

 To see PersonaHolidays  App in action go to

Here is the  Travel Weekly Featured Article

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Wonderful 5- Star Animated Review of PortFerdinand Luxury Resort

In this video review and presentation we discover Port Ferdinand Luxury Resort and marina in Barbados. The Video shows the fantastic decor and service provided by Port Ferdinand Marina-Resort in Barbados.

Port Ferdinand Animated Video Review

The video is an animated film of the apartments, the facilities and the world class resort-marina complex. Based on the a 5 Star review by Miss Trave. Miss Trave added the testimonial on TripAdvisor saying that their vacation was truly wonderful.

Trave shared details of the service, the very friendly and caring hospitality and the wonderful watertaxi trips around St. Peters Barbados. The marina, she says, with all its yachts and the Mediterranean architecture” had the feel of Venice.”


She particularity loved the VIP greeting at the airport that helped the family through immigration and onto the resort with the greatest of ease.

The animated video describes just a small part of what TripAdvisor says. Travel left a very complete account of the excellent service and incredible villas! In her full testimonial travel also says:

“Seeing Saint Peters Bay property was just as luxurious !! Set on a beautiful stretch of beach!! Seeing the 5 bedroom apartment and having a tour there was great in comparison to Port Ferdinand. Its great that guests have full exchange privileges with both properties and nice to see the difference between the two! Such wonderful service from both resorts!.”
The Port Ferdinand Video Review was produced for PersonaHolidays, the first truly personal holiday planning and tourism recommendation engine.

It an intelligent system that gets to know holiday shoppers personality and matches them with hotels of similar character. It allows you to search for accommodation and holiday options by character and recommends the best possible match for your desires and preferences.

See for a demo of how PersonaHolidays get personal.

Persona Holidays

This is the post excerpt.

Travelers are looking for authentic, personal holiday vacations that are designed for their own personal needs and expectations. PersonaHolidays is uniquely personal.


It creates travel experiences holiday and vacation based on personality and matches travelers to hotels and experiences that matches by character. PersonaHolidays analyses visitors  behavior and assignes a unique personality profile matching them up with hotels that are similarly classified.