The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association remains highly optimistic about the benefits to the local tourism industry with several new hotels coming on stream.
Among them, The Sands, located on the south coast which CEO, Rudy Grant hopes will be opened this year.
Work should also commence on the Wyndham Sam Lords and Hyatt Centric hopefully before the end of the year.
Mr. Grant updated visiting tour operators and travel agents who sell the Barbados brand on the latest with the pending properties.
Dozens are on island for Connect Barbados - the premier business-to-business marketplace event for tour operators.
Mr Grant also gave the thumbs up to ongoing hotel renovations and refurbishments.