Tag: Bermuda tourism

Grand Atlantic To Become All-Suite Condo Hotel

Grand Atlantic To Become All-Suite Condo Hotel

[Updated with video/statement/PLP response] The Grand Atlantic property will be taken over by MacLellan & Associates who plan to turn it into a condo hotel, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin announced today [Apr 16]. Speaking at a press conference held this morning, Minister Gordon-Pamplin said that Caribbean-based MacLellan &... Read more of this article

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Ship In Hamilton

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Ship In Hamilton

The Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship is in Hamilton today [Apr 15], marking the first cruise ship visit for the island’s capital city this year. The 565ft long ship is carrying an estimated 456 passengers and 325 crew. The Seven Seas Navigator is one of almost 20 occasional callers the island is set to have in 2014, with the occasional callers... Read more of this article

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

Pink Beach Environmental Impact Statement

As part of their application for planning permission for the Pink Beach Club redevelopment, the developers submitted an Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] outlining the plans as well as any impact on the environment along with mitigating steps. The beach-front Tucker’s Town cottage colony was recently sold to Sardis Developments, and the proposed... Read more of this article

Hanbury: ‘Could Potentially Damage Economy’

Hanbury: ‘Could Potentially Damage Economy’

A recent Washington Post article on Bermuda’s beach sewage problem “could potentially damage the island’s economy as we ramp-up for the upcoming tourist season,” Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury said. Mr. Hanbury added, “The details of this story will not remain confined to just the readers of the Washington Post. A story... Read more of this article

College To Host “Who Needs Tourism?” Forum

College To Host “Who Needs Tourism?” Forum

The Bermuda College will present a free panel discussion entitled Who Needs Tourism!!//?? on Wednesday, April 9 at 7pm in the North Hall Lecture Hall G301. This is part of the Lecture Series at the College to provide the community with conversations of contemporary significance. The panel leading the discussion of Who Needs Tourism!!//?? will include... Read more of this article

First Cruise Ship Of 2014 Arrives In Bermuda

First Cruise Ship Of 2014 Arrives In Bermuda

Marking the first cruise ship visit of the year, the Explorer of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, arrived in Bermuda this morning [Apr 7] with an estimated 3,418 passengers aboard. Speaking in the House of Assembly late last year, Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell said the Ministry projects that the cruise industry will contribute over $90 million... Read more of this article

Tourism Stats Released, Premier “Optimistic”

Tourism Stats Released, Premier “Optimistic”

Premier Craig Cannonier said he is “optimistic about the current state of tourism” based on the Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics released by the Department of Statistics today [Apr 2]. The Department of Statistics data for the fourth quarter of 2013 [October to December] indicates that air arrivals increased by 6.3% compared to the same... Read more of this article

US Consulate Advisory: ‘Contaminated Beaches’

US Consulate Advisory: ‘Contaminated Beaches’

[Updated w/response from Tourism CEO] The U.S. Consulate in Bermuda has just issued a “Security Message” for U.S. Citizens entitled “contaminated beaches,” citing the “ongoing dumping of raw sewage off Bermuda’s south coast.” The U.S. Consulate said, “Changing weather conditions – wind, swells, tides, and... Read more of this article

Opposition Welcome Pink Beach Development

Opposition Welcome Pink Beach Development

Shadow Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert said the PLP welcomes “the much anticipated development of the new boutique hotel at Pink Beach,” and they look forward to “seeing Bermudians back to work on and at that historic property.” Earlier this month the Bank of Butterfield announced that it had concluded the sale of the beach-front... Read more of this article

TV’s Top Chef Contestants Sailing To Bermuda

TV’s Top Chef Contestants Sailing To Bermuda

The cruise ship Summit will be making its way to Bermuda this summer with three former contestants from popular cooking reality show Top Chef offering private cooking lessons and endless tasting sessions to other passengers along the way. 10 other former contestants will be available aboard three other ships through the end of the year, each with a... Read more of this article