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Video: Restaurant Weeks To Start In January

Video: Restaurant Weeks To Start In January

A press conference was held this afternoon [Dec 4] regarding the upcoming Restaurant Weeks 2020 event. BTA Chief Experience Development Officer Glenn Jones said, “We are six weeks away from Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2020. We felt it was the right time to start talking about it with our community because we want community to be a focal point of... Read more of this article

McEwen Visits Island To Celebrate 90th Birthday

McEwen Visits Island To Celebrate 90th Birthday

Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva attended Pompano Beach Club and met with Mr. Murray McEwen, a guest at the property, who was visiting Bermuda to enjoy his 90th birthday.Mr. McEwen, a lifetime visitor to Bermuda, was accompanied by a large number of family and friends. In recognition of being an ambassador for Bermuda and visiting the... Read more of this article

Minister On ‘Secret Shopper’ Cruise Findings

Minister On ‘Secret Shopper’ Cruise Findings

[Updated] Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva is holding a press conference this morning [Nov 28] about the recent ‘secret shopper’ cruises, and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 12.10pm: The Minister shared some of the details surrounding the Ministry’s two ‘secret... Read more of this article

Stakeholders Urged To Engage With BTAConnect

Stakeholders Urged To Engage With BTAConnect

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is encouraging tourism stakeholders to engage with their online BTAConnect.. A spokesperson said, “Hospitality stakeholders are encouraged to engage with the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] industry portal to access news and data, benefit from exclusive content, and manage events and listings on GoToBermuda.com. “Launched... Read more of this article

Nine Approved For BTA Investment Programme

Nine Approved For BTA Investment Programme

Nine entrepreneurs and event producers have been approved in the latest round of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Experience Investment Programme this fall. “Another five participants performed favourably in the application process—decisions on those proposals have been deferred pending approvals or verification of information,” the BTA... Read more of this article

BTA Release 3rd Quarter & YTD Tourism Figures

BTA Release 3rd Quarter & YTD Tourism Figures

Spending by Bermuda’s leisure air visitors is up so far this year compared to 2018, the BTA said today [Nov 8], despite fewer air arrivals during the third quarter following flight cancellations caused by Hurricane Humberto and reduced air capacity. A spokesperson said, “Notably, the year-to-date total forecasts 2019 to be the second-best [following... Read more of this article

PGA Tour: Lee Makes Bermuda Cedar Trophy

PGA Tour: Lee Makes Bermuda Cedar Trophy

Brendon Todd became the first winner of the inaugural Bermuda Championship last Sunday, with the official trophy of the PGA Tour event a Bermuda Cedar Trophy made by Bermudian carpenter Clarence Benjamin Lee. Mr Todd, who birdied nine of his first 11 holes of the day, finished at 24-under and claimed the $US 540,000 winner’s share and 300 FedExCup... Read more of this article

Island Joins Global “Purple Tuesday” Campaign

Island Joins Global “Purple Tuesday” Campaign

Local businesses are invited to pledge their commitment to accessibility and inclusion when Bermuda recognises “Purple Tuesday” next week. The November 12 initiative is part of a global campaign spearheaded locally by the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and its Accessibility Working Group to advocate for the disabled. “Purple Tuesday is about... Read more of this article

Video: Ocean Treks Show Features Bermuda

Video: Ocean Treks Show Features Bermuda

Wildlife conservationist Jeff Corwin’s globe-trotting travels for his ABC TV series Ocean Treks brought him to Bermuda earlier this year, and footage from his report on the island can now be seen online. The Bermuda episode of Ocean Treks aired on October 26 and the segment now online focusses on the ecology of the South Shore coastline, which... Read more of this article

Professionals Invited To Share With Students

Professionals Invited To Share With Students

Hospitality professionals are invited to attend two informational workshops that will pave the way for a new tourism education programme in Bermuda’s primary and middle schools. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is hosting the workshop twice at the Hamilton Visitor Services Centre to unveil its Hospitality Skills = Life Skills... Read more of this article

National Tourism Plan A Finalist At UK Awards

National Tourism Plan A Finalist At UK Awards

Bermuda’s National Tourism Plan could be named the world’s best destination strategy at an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom tomorrow [Nov 7].The BTA said, “City Nation Place, a think-tank that brings together tourism destinations from around the world, will present its 2020 awards at the conclusion of its global conference... Read more of this article

Entrepreneurs Invited To ‘Inspire Bermuda’ Event

Entrepreneurs Invited To ‘Inspire Bermuda’ Event

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is inviting visitor industry entrepreneurs to attend this week’s “Inspire Bermuda” event at Fairmont Southampton. Inspire Bermuda, happening November 8–9, brings together multicultural creatives and entrepreneurs from the United States and Bermuda. It is presented by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation... Read more of this article

Photos: PGA Tour Bermuda Championships

Photos: PGA Tour Bermuda Championships

Bermuda Championship, Bermuda’s first official PGA Tour event has concluded with Brendon Todd winning by shooting a nine-under-par 62 to go -24 under for the tournament. Todd won by four strokes over Harry Higgs. Hank Lebioda finished tied for third after shooting a 63 on the Port Royal Golf Course to finish -18. Aaron Wise, as well as Brian Gay,... Read more of this article