Accommodations online, a new travel website dedicated to owner-direct-rentals of Barbados accommodation, is taking up the challenge to help Barbados accommodation providers supply potential guests with the information they value the most: detailed listings of a variety of accommodations and the unbiased opinions of past guests.

With Barbados accommodation providers concerned about the effects of the USA’s failing economy and the UK’s credit crunch paired with reduced airline service and rising airline costs on travel to the Caribbean region, the launch of appears timely. Juliana Blackett, creative director of and a Barbados native, said, “In designing the site, we addressed what travelers told us they wanted in order to make informed decisions about where to stay in Barbados. We set two primary goals: first, to showcase the variety of Barbados hotels, all-inclusive resorts, guest houses, luxury villas and self-catering apartments; and second, to integrate unbiased peer reviews in order to give travelers “the real deal” on Barbados accommodation. How better to know what you’re getting than to read about other travelers’ experiences?” makes it possible for travelers to tailor their Barbados accommodation search to suit their personal preferences. If a traveler is looking for an apartment with a kitchenette, within walking distance to the beach, priced between US $100 and $200 per night, can find matching properties with a few clicks of the mouse. Travelers can then read reviews, save their selections for future reference, as well as make direct enquiries and bookings with the accommodation provider, making the site a “one-stop-shop” for researching and booking Barbados accommodation.