Government remains committed to indigenous properties providing accommodation for the tourism sector and is exploring ways to further assist them.
This assurance comes from Acting Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Colin Jordan.
It comes as the Intimate Hotels of Barbados says its members need help in overcoming the many challenges they're experiencing, as the country tries to revive its economic fortunes.
As the Intimate Hotels of Barbados explores ways to increase revenue for members, it's suggesting directing marketing through an online booking platform could be a viable strategy.
Chairman of the grouping, Omar Allahar says some members tried it, and it paid off.
Mr Allahar is also encouraging IHB members and tourism players in general to make greater use of technology.
However the chairman of the group believes that not enough attention is being paid to disaster preparedness.
He encouraged members to insure their businesses, as a way to mitigate against the very real risk of a disaster.
Meanwhile a radical shift is about to take place in the way two key state-owned tourism-related organisations are governed and operate.
The Barbados Tourism Marketing Incorporated and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority will essentially have the same board.
Word of this comes from Acting Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Colin Jordan.
Mr Jordan says since tourism marketing and product development go hand in hand, there's no need for two different boards.