The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] investment process for home-grown ideas reopens for applications on September 1, 2016.
A spokespersons said, “From that date applicants will have one month to submit their ideas to grow the tourism industry and potentially receive funding to make the idea flourish.
“The new process will be for tourism experiences that take place between January 1 and December 31, 2017. The BTA funds entrepreneurs’ ideas for visitor experiences up to $75,000.
“On August 25 and 26 the BTA will host free, voluntary workshops designed to educate potential applicants about creating successful tourism experiences. The workshop, to be held at the BTA office in Hamilton, is split into three sessions, including August 25 from 4:30pm-6:30pm; August 26 from 8:30am-10:30am; and August 26 from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
“The same content will be shared at each session so applicants should only attend one session. Tourism industry trends and marketing strategies will be among the agenda items covered. Applications best aligned with industry trends and the BTA’s overall marketing strategies have the greatest likelihood to receive funding.”
To register for the workshop, visit the website. The deadline for workshop registration is Tuesday, August 23.
“Applications are categorized into four areas: Sports; Arts & Culture; Entertainment; and New Experiences.
“Important dates include the deadline for workshop registration on Tuesday, August 23, 2016; the Experiences workshop on Thursday, August 25 and Friday August 26, 2016; applications open on Thursday, September 1, 2016; the deadline for applications submission on Friday, September 30, 2016; and successful applicants announced on Monday, October 31, 2016.”