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Bermuda Is ‘World-Class Sporting Destination’

Bermuda Is ‘World-Class Sporting Destination’

“Bermuda SailGP is another example of Bermuda’s position as a world-class sporting destination, and a positive step towards reestablishing Bermuda’s global profile as we rebuild pre-pandemic tourism industry,” the BTA said today.A spokesperson said, “A picture-perfect weekend on Bermuda’s Great Sound provided the ideal stage for... Read more of this article

Help Develop Bermuda’s Hospitality Education

Help Develop Bermuda’s Hospitality Education

Tracy Berkeley — the Chief Administration Officer Bermuda Tourism Authority — has asked tourism stakeholders to sign up to be a part of the development of the new Hospitality Signature School, noting that the deadline is May 24th. In an email sent out to stakeholders, BTA Chief Administration Officer Tracy Berkeley said, “As you may know,... Read more of this article

Tourism Minister Meets Hotel Property Managers

Tourism Minister Meets Hotel Property Managers

“The Government is committed to strengthening working relationships with our tourism stakeholders,” said Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell as he visited tourist accommodations across the island to meet with managers. Minister Campbell — accompanied by MP Crystal Caesar — met with Mid Ocean Club General Manager Austen Gravestock,... Read more of this article

‘Bermuda Day Experience’ Package Offered

‘Bermuda Day Experience’ Package Offered

A ‘Bermuda Day Experience’ is being offered by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, with the package including a reserved seat to watch the parade, lunch with a complimentary drink, and a meet and greet with local parade entrants, with tickets costing $50 for adults and $25 for children. The event page says, “The Bermuda Day Parade is an explosion... Read more of this article

Jennifer Phillips Appointed To Tourism Board

Jennifer Phillips Appointed To Tourism Board

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] today announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Phillips, an established entrepreneur with expertise in the local arts, entertainment, and culture scene, to its board. Ms Phillips will join other newly appointed board members including Shiona Turini, Bushara K. Bushara, and Carol Blaser, who were selected for the role... Read more of this article

Cruises: 27 Calls, 45K Passengers & $4M In Taxes

Cruises: 27 Calls, 45K Passengers & $4M In Taxes

Since April 4, Bermuda has received 27 cruise ship calls with approximately 45,600 passengers visiting our shores and the estimated revenue generated so far for government taxes is $4 million and passenger spending is $10.2 million, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 20], Minister Scott said, “Since... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Isle Of No’ Must Become Open Minded

Column: ‘Isle Of No’ Must Become Open Minded

[Opinion column written by MP Neville Tyrrell] For years Bermuda has been known as the “Isle of No”, when it comes to enhancing our tourism product and offering new and innovative services and experiences to our visitors. Whenever someone tries to develop something new or different, it is often shot down, attacked, and usually stopped dead... Read more of this article

Senate Passes Fairmont Southampton Act

Senate Passes Fairmont Southampton Act

[Updated] The Senate today [May 18] passed the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022, with the passage following after a procedural delay which saw the normal morning session adjourned, with the debate starting in the afternoon. The delay was apparently caused as OBA Senators wanted to table amendments to the legislation, so the session was adjourned... 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 [May 18], making the first of what is currently scheduled to be three calls for this year. According to the 2022 Bermuda Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the 170 meter long Regent brand cruise ship – which has been visiting the island for years stopping in both Hamilton and St George’s... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Bringing Tourism Back Post-Pandemic’

Column: ‘Bringing Tourism Back Post-Pandemic’

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Anthony Richardson] The unanimous passage of the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022 on May 6, 2022 represents a clarion call to all Bermuda residents to ‘Get Ready’! Bermuda is now one step closer to seeing the iconic Fairmont Southampton reopen its doors. The passage of the historic Act is significant for more... Read more of this article

BTA Releases First Quarter Results For 2022

BTA Releases First Quarter Results For 2022

The Bermuda Tourism Authority today [May 16] released first quarter figures that they said “highlighted gradual recovery for several key tourism metrics.” A spokesperson said, “According to the data, leisure air visitor arrivals were down 70% over pre-pandemic figures which reflected 314% growth over 2021 measures. Bermuda’s air... Read more of this article

Government’s Presentation On Fairmont Hotel

Government’s Presentation On Fairmont Hotel

“If there is no hotel operating there are no taxes” and “most of our competitor jurisdictions offer tax concessions far in excess of what is offered in Bermuda” were two of the statements in the Government’s presentation on the Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act. Premier David Burt, Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell and BIU... Read more of this article

Special Ferry Service To SailGP Event

Special Ferry Service To SailGP Event

Sailing fans in the East End can enjoy a traffic-free journey this weekend with a non-stop ferry to the Bermuda SailGP, which will be held in the west end. A spokesperson said, “If you live in St. George’s skip the hour-long drive toward the West End and instead hop on the island’s water taxi to transport you from Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s... Read more of this article