Bermuda Department of Tourism Office Closure

March 18, 2014

Effective March 21st 2014, the Bermuda Department of Tourism’s local office located at 43 Church Street, Global House in Hamilton will be closed for regular business, the Government said this morning.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Department of Tourism [BDOT] is in its final transition stage of passing over its day-to-day business to the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] located at 22 Church Street, Penthouse Floor of the Washington Mall Building in Hamilton.

“The responsibility for all matters tourism related will be transferred from BDOT to the BTA – an entity established on December 16, 2013 – effective April 1, 2014, with the exception of the Regulatory and Policy section, to include Hotel Licensing, which now falls under the Ministry of Tourism Development and Transport.

“The BTA can be contacted at telephone number 296-9200 or via e-mail at contact@bermudatourism.com for any Bermuda Tourism related questions or information.

“Please note that the submission of final invoices for services provided to BDOT prior to March 31, 2014 must be received by BDOT by March 20, 2014. The BTA will not accept invoices, accounts or any form of claim against BDOT for work contracted by BDOT prior to March 31, 2014.

“To confirm the status of any open live contracts with BDOT, please contact BTA. Open live contracts are defined as contractual agreements having a term or period that extends beyond March 31, 2014.

“Should you wish to obtain more information regarding opportunities to provide services to BTA in the future, please email contact@bermudatourism.com.”

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  1. watching says:

    So when will we see the eradication of the post of Minister of Tourism? and all the junkets and trips that are as a result of it?

  2. Fowl says:

    Why didn’t the new BTA move into the old BDOT offices at Global House? Where it is ‘free’since its a Govt owned building instead of leasing office space at Washington Properties for some ridiculous amount.

    • hold on says:

      i wonder if the owners of Washington properties are oba supporters…well at least they are now

      • eview says:

        Its not their money remember TA it was called private now semi-private

  3. Ringmaster says:

    The Penthouse at that building? Why a Penthouse anywhere? This is a total misuse of funds. Funds should be for the marketing of Bermuda and getting visitors here, not to featherbed what is fast becoming another bloated bureaucracy. That’s the final nail in the coffin of Tourism. Don’t be surprised when the visitor numbers continue to fall, but the employees of the TA will be happy.

    • Eye of Horus says:

      It would be nice to see some tourism funds go to extending certain pipes. They can build all the casinos they want but no one is going to come here to see floating logs. Tourist can go to snug harbor to see that & still make it to the Trump Plaza blackjack tables.

    • the label ... says:

      Labeling something a “penthouse” makes it sound luxurious. All that the label “penthouse” means is that it’s the top floor.

  4. blue bird says:

    OH! I did not know that Government Owned building are all “FREE”
    My Goodness me think I should get in on that,”FREE OFFICE SPACE”
    No wonder Government has no money to maintain the buildings they have
    but certainly hire a lot of staff to do it.