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BTA Release 2015 Year End Arrivals Statistics

BTA Release 2015 Year End Arrivals Statistics

Total vacation visitor arrivals for 2015 were up 2.4%, fuelled by a 4.2% increase in cruise visitors, while vacation air arrivals were down 1.2%, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The BTA said, “Total vacation visitor arrivals for 2015 were up 2.4 percent, fuelled by a 4.2 percent increase in cruise visitors [14,876 passengers].“Vacation... Read more of this article

BTA: Increased Airlift Forecast For 2016

BTA: Increased Airlift Forecast For 2016

American Airlines will soon begin service to Bermuda with a second flight from New York’s JFK Airport, part of an 18 percent increase in commercial airline seats flying to Bermuda in the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the first quarter of 2015, the BTA said today. “Our ongoing dialogues with airline partners are showing results,” said... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Bookings Show More Promising Outlook’

BTA: ‘Bookings Show More Promising Outlook’

“The tourism industry has reason for cautious optimism as advance hotel bookings for the year show a more promising outlook thanks to an increase in group travel and a blockbuster performance from the 2016 Pink Sale,” the BTA said today. “The recent Pink Sale is estimated to bring $8.8 million to the local economy in direct visitor... Read more of this article

$607,000 Allocated To 38 Tourism Experiences

$607,000 Allocated To 38 Tourism Experiences

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said they “will financially support new culinary, heritage and water sport activities for visitors as part of its 2016 Tourism Experiences investment process” and “favourites like the Bermuda Fly-fishing Invitational, Bermuda Yoga Festival and Bermuda Heroes’ Weekend are being renewed for funding.” “About... Read more of this article

American Airlines To Introduce Additional Flight

American Airlines To Introduce Additional Flight

Commencing February 15th, American Airlines will operate a second flight between Bermuda and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Flight 1428 will depart JFK at 12 noon and arrive in Bermuda at 3:00 pm. The return flight departs Bermuda at 4:00 pm arriving in New York at 5:35 pm. The flight will operate every day except Tuesdays through... Read more of this article

Correction Made To 2014 Cruise Visitor Data

Correction Made To 2014 Cruise Visitor Data

While compiling the year-end 2015 visitor arrival data, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] discovered a discrepancy in the average cruise visitor spending category and requested its research vendor re-check both the 2014 and 2015 calculations it had supplied, the BTA said today. The BTA said, “This process resulted in the discovery of a calculation... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host International Track Meet

Bermuda To Host International Track Meet

An international event of “world class track athletes” will descend on Bermuda in April, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] announced jointly today. The Bermuda Invitational Permit Meet will take place at the National Sports Centre [NSC] on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. “An... Read more of this article

Horseshoe Bay Named On “Best Beaches” List

Horseshoe Bay Named On “Best Beaches” List

Horseshoe Bay beach has been named on a “Best Beaches to Escape to this Winter” list, with the publication citing “Bermuda’s iconic pink sand and crystal blue water.”The post on FashionBeans said, “Despite what most people think, Bermuda is not in the Caribbean. But with beaches like Horseshoe Bay, it’s easy to understand... Read more of this article

Video: 1980s Elbow Beach Hotel Promotion

Video: 1980s Elbow Beach Hotel Promotion

A 1980s promotional video for the Elbow Beach Hotel offers a look at the resort’s history throughout the 20 minute footage, from its inception onward, saying that it “set the tone for island vacations all over the world.” The video’s narrator says, “Just about a century ago, a man had a vision; a man with a passion for... Read more of this article

Huffington Post Spotlights Douglas & Ariel Sands

Huffington Post Spotlights Douglas & Ariel Sands

In an article entitled “7 Hotels You Didn’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities,” the Huffington Post has spotlighted the planned Ariel Sands resort in Bermuda. The Huffington Post article said, “Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherina Zeta Jones co-own the Ariel Sands Resort in Bermuda. “The resort, which is currently... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Agreement In Principle On Financing’

Minister: ‘Agreement In Principle On Financing’

[Updated with video + PLP response] The Desarrollos Hotelco Group, the developers for the planned St. George’s resort,  have “reached agreement in principle on all of their financing arrangements,” Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell said, adding that they are “hoping for ground breaking no later than... Read more of this article

BTA Unveil New Sailing Race Calendar Section

BTA Unveil New Sailing Race Calendar Section

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has unveiled a new sailing section on its website and updated the Sailing Race Calendar, revealing a few changes over the next 18 months for nautical tourism. The newly added M32 Winter Series, which debuted in Bermuda earlier this month, has adjusted some of its dates. Additionally, the Antigua Bermuda Race in May 2017... Read more of this article

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