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Minister On Proposed Tourism Investment Bill

Minister On Proposed Tourism Investment Bill

The proposed draft Bill is “envisioned to be more attractive to developers to build new hotels, restaurants and attractions, and/or reinvest in Tourism products, and to eliminate the cumbersome and costly administration,” Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy said. Speaking in the Senate, the Minister said, “The... Read more of this article

NCL To Charter Vessel On Temporary Basis

NCL To Charter Vessel On Temporary Basis

Norwegian Cruise Lines [NCL] will charter a vessel from May through October 2017, while they continue to build two smaller purpose built tenders to service Bermuda between 2018 and 2022, Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy announced today. Minister Fahy said, “I wish to share an update regarding the Government of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Column: “Tourism Jobs Continue To Fall”

Column: “Tourism Jobs Continue To Fall”

[Opinion column written by Jamahl Simmons] OBA politicians beating their chests and boasting over the latest tourism numbers while tourism jobs continue to fall, truly reinforce the reality that there are two Bermudas; one for the wealthy and privileged and one for the rest of us. Under the OBA, tourism jobs have been lost every year, culminating in... Read more of this article

Bloomberg: Princess One Of Best New Resorts

Bloomberg: Princess One Of Best New Resorts

Bloomberg has highlighted the Hamilton Princess as one of the “Best New Resorts in the Caribbean,” saying that their “$100 million investment has breathed new life into this grand dame.” Saying that “Bermuda isn’t technically in the Caribbean, but but we’ll let this slide,” Bloomberg including the Hamilton Princess... Read more of this article

BTA: 400 Visitors Expected For Sporting Events

BTA: 400 Visitors Expected For Sporting Events

[Updated with video] “An eventful weekend in sports tourism has local transportation companies, hotel workers and others in the tourism industry very busy during what is typically a non-peak time,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today, adding that some 400 visitors are expected for four major sports tourism events this weekend. The BTA... Read more of this article

Royal Caribbean Confirm 2018 Bermuda Cruises

Royal Caribbean Confirm 2018 Bermuda Cruises

Royal Caribbean unveiled their North American itineraries for 2018, with the Anthem of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas all set to visit Bermuda. In listing the Bermuda cruises, the company said, “Quantum-Class Anthem of the Seas will continue year-round itineraries from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey sailing... Read more of this article

Bermuda Government Signs MOU With Mexico

Bermuda Government Signs MOU With Mexico

The Governments of Bermuda and Mexico have signed an agreement to “cooperate in the development and promotion of each country’s tourism market.” The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Ministry of Tourism of the United Mexican States and Bermuda’s Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities. The MOU creates a relationship... Read more of this article

Minister: No Intention Of Bringing Heavy Taxation

Minister: No Intention Of Bringing Heavy Taxation

Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Minister Michael Fahy believes “there will be significant growth in the vacation rentals and home stay market not just through AirBnB, but also through other organisations that promote tourism alternatives to hotels,” adding that “the Government has no intention of bringing heavy taxation to the... Read more of this article

Entrepreneurs Sought For John Smith’s Bay

Entrepreneurs Sought For John Smith’s Bay

An opportunity has emerged for beach entrepreneurs, as the Government has launched their concessionaire recruitment process for John Smith’s Bay, seeking businesses that can deliver a health and wellness experience at the beach this summer. “The Bermuda Beach Economy Vision establishes an identity for each of the five public beaches in the plan.... Read more of this article

‘Airbnb Arrangement Merits Close Examination’

‘Airbnb Arrangement Merits Close Examination’

“We welcome this new agreement for the positives that could be generated for Bermuda,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said, adding that “with Bermuda’s history of promoting monopolies as well as over-regulating and over- taxing new, competitive and innovative entrepreneurial enterprises, this new arrangement between the BTA... Read more of this article

BTA Signs “Major” Agreement With Airbnb

BTA Signs “Major” Agreement With Airbnb

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and Airbnb have signed a “major agreement that will help to promote Bermuda as a world-class destination for leisure, group travel and tourism investment.” A spokesperson said, “This partnership will also create a framework that opens a dialogue between the Government of Bermuda... Read more of this article

NY Cosmos Football Team To Train In Bermuda

NY Cosmos Football Team To Train In Bermuda

Professional football team New York Cosmos will travel to Bermuda in March 2017 for preseason training, the BFA and BTA announced today. “Over the past two years, the Bermuda Tourism Authority has aggressively pursued sports teams, emphasising the island’s temperate climate from November through March and leveraging high quality training facilities... Read more of this article

Seven Overseas Hockey Teams To Visit Bermuda

Seven Overseas Hockey Teams To Visit Bermuda

Bermuda is set to host seven more US hockey teams over the coming months, with the teams set to use the hockey facilities at the National Sports Centre for their pre-season training and preparations. The National Sports Centre recently hosted a visit by the ladies’ hockey team from Alvernia University, which stayed for a week. Now three more US teams,... Read more of this article