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BTA Summer Interns Document Their Experience

BTA Summer Interns Document Their Experience

Bermuda Tourism Authority summer interns Adrian Hassell and Amber Wilson just completed their time in the Bermuda office and the BTA have shared the essays of each intern describing their experience. Adrian Hassell [20] is a Bermudian studying hotel management at Brock University in Canada. He is a Bermuda Hotel Association scholarship winner. Amber... Read more of this article

BTA Extends Registration For Tourism Workshop

BTA Extends Registration For Tourism Workshop

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has extended the registration deadline for its Tourism Experiences application workshop to August 31, with Chief Product & Experiences Development Officer Pat Phillip-Fairn saying “we’re encouraging anyone who is interested in submitting an application to receive funding for their tourism idea to attend... Read more of this article

BTA: Estimated Economic Impact Is $220/250,000

BTA: Estimated Economic Impact Is $220/250,000

The Bermuda golf tourism calendar received a “fourth quarter boost” with the PGA of Canada’s announcement that it will bring a new tournament to the island this fall, to be played at The Mid Ocean Club October 26-29, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. “The four-day Nike Golf PGA of Canada Team Championship will feature... Read more of this article

Column: “Is It Time To Change The Tune?”

Column: “Is It Time To Change The Tune?”

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Again and again, the headlines scream ‘Tourist Arrivals Plummet’, a national hand wringing then ensues about why, the talk shows are abuzz with everyone’s solutions and the politicians embark on the blame game. But are we too fixated with arrivals numbers and should we be more focused on how much visitors... Read more of this article

Males Snatch Purse From Visitor’s Rental Cycle

Males Snatch Purse From Visitor’s Rental Cycle

Yesterday afternoon, a visiting couple were travelling on Duke of Clarence Street in St Georges, when two men on a motorcycle snatched a purse from the basket of the couples rental cycle. A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:00pm on August 24 2015, a visiting couple was travelling south on Duke of Clarence Street in St Georges, when two men on... Read more of this article

PLP Pleased With Movement At Morgan’s Point

PLP Pleased With Movement At Morgan’s Point

“We are pleased to see that there seems to be movement on the Morgan’s Point project that will culminate in Phase one construction,” Shadow Tourism Minister Zane Desilva said. “Bermudians are hurting for employment and the sooner the project takes off the better. We anticipate that there will be a significant number of jobs in... Read more of this article

Layfield: In TV Land, Bermuda Is Always Sunny

Layfield: In TV Land, Bermuda Is Always Sunny

[Written by Don Burgess] It just might be the best $20,000 the Department of Tourism ever spent — a gift that keeps on giving. Every week John Layfield is on FOX TV three or four times with Gibbs Hill Lighthouse in the background and the sun shining behind him off our crystal clear turquoise waters. Mr. Layfield, a former WWE champ, serves an analyst... Read more of this article

BTA, PLP On Bonus Payments/Marketing Budget

BTA, PLP On Bonus Payments/Marketing Budget

The BTA released financial data which they said refuted an assertion in a PLP statement saying the data “proves the Parliamentarian’s suggestion is incorrect,” while the PLP said they stand by the statement and said it is “shocking that the organisation which produced the lowest air arrivals in 48 years would defend bonus payments... Read more of this article

BTA Release 2015 2nd Quarter Tourism Statistics

BTA Release 2015 2nd Quarter Tourism Statistics

According to the BTA’s latest release of tourism data, visitor spending experienced its second consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth while leisure air travel to Bermuda is down about 1,100 year-to-date. “Visitor spending experienced its second consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said. ”Among... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister: How Can We Justify Bonuses?

Shadow Minister: How Can We Justify Bonuses?

“Hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses with no accountability is doing nothing to improve the state of tourism for our people,” Shadow Tourism Minister Zane DeSilva said, asking “how can we justify bonuses like we have seen paid to the BTA executives, when all important air arrivals are at their lowest in 48 years?” These... Read more of this article

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