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Airbnb & BTA Launch Experiences In Bermuda

Airbnb & BTA Launch Experiences In Bermuda

Today, Airbnb and the Bermuda Tourism Authority officially launched Airbnb Experiences for the island, offering visitors an array of immersive experiences; all hosted by locals looking to share their passions and interests with people from all over the world. “Airbnb Experiences are designed to allow people to immerse themselves in local communities... Read more of this article

Airbnb Partnership Nets Big On Social Media

Airbnb Partnership Nets Big On Social Media

A Bermuda Tourism Authority marketing partnership with Airbnb has turned in very impressive numbers on social media. A two-week long Bermuda-themed campaign this past December generated almost 5 million impressions among Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users in North America and Europe. Screen shot of several Airbnb Bermuda-themed social media posts“Facebook... Read more of this article

Airbnb Experiences Launches Soon In Bermuda

Airbnb Experiences Launches Soon In Bermuda

The final countdown is underway for the launch of Airbnb Experiences in Bermuda. “Residents who would like to host an Experience on Airbnb are encouraged to submit their online applications by February 15, 2019. This inaugural group of hosts will benefit from increased exposure during the official launch of Experiences on the island, scheduled... Read more of this article

Information Sessions On Airbnb Experiences

Information Sessions On Airbnb Experiences

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and Airbnb will host information sessions to prepare the community for the introduction of Airbnb Experiences, with the free sessions set take place on November 28 and 29. “Airbnb Experiences is scheduled to launch in Bermuda next spring,” the BTA said. “Bermuda will be the fourth Experiences destination... Read more of this article

Airbnb Will Collect 4.5 Percent Visitor Fee

Airbnb Will Collect 4.5 Percent Visitor Fee

Airbnb will collect the new 4.5 percent visitor fee on vacation rentals from guests staying at Bermuda Airbnb listings, and Bermuda will be featured on Airbnb’s new Experiences platform. The Vacation Rental Act 2018, which came into effect earlier this year, requires vacation rental owner to register their property and pay a 4.5% vacation rental fee. “Airbnb... Read more of this article

BTA: Opportunity ‘Bigger Than First Thought’

BTA: Opportunity ‘Bigger Than First Thought’

As many as 3,300 unoccupied residences in Bermuda could be primed for the vacation rental market, according to a figure was revealed at the first of four Airbnb-Bermuda Tourism Authority vacation rental information sessions last night. “This is the first piece of raw data that helps quantify the size and scope of the vacation rental opportunity in... Read more of this article

Airbnb Information Sessions Set For This Week

Airbnb Information Sessions Set For This Week

Airbnb officials arrive in Bermuda this week to present information about growing the vacation rental market on the island. It’s one of the first steps in a Memorandum of Understanding the company signed with the Bermuda Tourism Authority one month ago. “The Bermuda Tourism Authority entered into a partnership with Airbnb to build on the island’s... Read more of this article

Minister: No Intention Of Bringing Heavy Taxation

Minister: No Intention Of Bringing Heavy Taxation

Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Minister Michael Fahy believes “there will be significant growth in the vacation rentals and home stay market not just through AirBnB, but also through other organisations that promote tourism alternatives to hotels,” adding that “the Government has no intention of bringing heavy taxation to the... Read more of this article

‘Airbnb Arrangement Merits Close Examination’

‘Airbnb Arrangement Merits Close Examination’

“We welcome this new agreement for the positives that could be generated for Bermuda,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said, adding that “with Bermuda’s history of promoting monopolies as well as over-regulating and over- taxing new, competitive and innovative entrepreneurial enterprises, this new arrangement between the BTA... Read more of this article

BTA Signs “Major” Agreement With Airbnb

BTA Signs “Major” Agreement With Airbnb

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and Airbnb have signed a “major agreement that will help to promote Bermuda as a world-class destination for leisure, group travel and tourism investment.” A spokesperson said, “This partnership will also create a framework that opens a dialogue between the Government of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With BTA CEO Kevin Dallas

Video: Interview With BTA CEO Kevin Dallas

Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] CEO Kevin Dallas sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the America’s Cup, the airport redevelopment and digital marketing. Speaking with guest interview Jeremy Deacon, Mr. Dallas also touched on airline service to Bermuda, the tourism... Read more of this article

PLP Welcomes Recognition Of Vacation Rentals

PLP Welcomes Recognition Of Vacation Rentals

“The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party welcomes the news that the OBA has joined the PLP in acknowledging the significance of home sharing and vacation rentals and is moving forward to formally recognise the opportunities available for Bermudians,” according to Shadow Minister of Tourism Jamahl Simmons. MP Simmons said, “Expansion of... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Fahy On Vacation Rental Market

Video: Minister Fahy On Vacation Rental Market

“There is an untapped potential here in Bermuda, a vacation rental market that can be a source of revenue and security to many Bermudian households”, according to Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy. Minister Fahy said today [Jan 25], “This would be a fantastic opportunity for Bermuda and also increase the... Read more of this article