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BTA Release Statistics On AC Tourism Impact

BTA Release Statistics On AC Tourism Impact

The Bermuda Tourism Authority released statistics covering the time span the island hosted the America’s Cup, saying the average hotel rate for June was 30% higher [increase of $133.38 per night] when compared to June 2016, and June hotel occupancy was 79.4%, which was on “par with the performance seen in 2016.” There were 100 superyachts... Read more of this article

BTA: Vacation Air Arrivals Up 15 Percent In Q2

BTA: Vacation Air Arrivals Up 15 Percent In Q2

Higher volumes of vacationers who are younger and spending more money on-island are fuelling another growth year for the Bermuda tourism industry through the first six months of 2017, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The BTA said, “Air visitor spending is up 31 percent [an additional $40 million] from January through June of this year... Read more of this article

Video: East End Summer Series Episode 6

Video: East End Summer Series Episode 6

[Part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s ‘East End Summer’ video series] While the epic four-day Cup Match holiday has come to an end, things are still in full stride down in the east end. In the sixth episode of the east end summer events series, Kirstin White says there’s still plenty of exciting activities to chase in St. George and St. David’s... Read more of this article

BTA Website Ranked As Top Tourism Website

BTA Website Ranked As Top Tourism Website

Skift, an international travel news site, recently ranked the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s website as one of the “25 Best Tourism Board Websites in the World.” The article wrote: “The best tourism websites in the business in 2017 are emphasizing user-generated content from platforms like Instagram and doubling down on video to... Read more of this article

BTA, Flora Duffy Team Up To Promote Bermuda

BTA, Flora Duffy Team Up To Promote Bermuda

Reigning ITU World Champion Flora Duffy has been announced as a tourism ambassador through a new partnership with the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “The agreement positions Flora to showcase her home country as host of the International Triathlon Union’s World Series events in 2018, 2019 and 2020 – and builds upon Bermuda’s reputation as a... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Bermuda Calling’ For New Yorkers

Video: ‘Bermuda Calling’ For New Yorkers

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and JetBlue Vacations worked together to surprise and delight New Yorkers with an offer to get away to Bermuda for Summer Fridays. “Bermuda Calling’ debuted recently on Broadway in New York City between West 40th and West 41st Streets. New Yorkers were surprised by the addition of new phones built into the storefront... Read more of this article

Buzzfeed Reports: Pregnant Tourists & Bermuda

Buzzfeed Reports: Pregnant Tourists & Bermuda

BuzzFeed News recently did a story looking into Bermuda as a Zika-safe-haven and how this has led to a boom in pregnant tourists visiting the island. The story says, “The recent spread of Zika virus, which causes serious birth defects such as microcephaly, has sent pregnant women, and women who plan to become pregnant, on a hunt for safe vacation... Read more of this article

Carnival Horizon Construction Continues In Italy

Carnival Horizon Construction Continues In Italy

Construction of Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon — which is scheduled to call on Bermuda in 2018 – is moving along as scheduled as work continues at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.The ship’s spaces – from the Dr. Seuss-themed WaterWorks aqua park and the 270-square-foot Seaside Theatre... Read more of this article

Dockyard Wins ‘Top Cruise Destination’ Award

Dockyard Wins ‘Top Cruise Destination’ Award

Dockyard has scooped a top award after being named as the region’s best cruise ship destination. It has been voted as the Top Cruise Destination in the Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. Last year it was named as a Top 5 destination in the region. A spokesperson for Cruise Critic said:... Read more of this article

Video: East End Summer Series Episode 5

Video: East End Summer Series Episode 5

[Part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s ‘East End Summer’ video series] Time to check your air horns supply as Cup Match approaches. This year all roads head to the east end for the 115th edition of the Cup Match Classic. No one better to give us the lay of the land than Kristin White, delivering our fifth episode of the east end summer events... Read more of this article

Black Enterprise CEO Inspires Entrepreneurs

Black Enterprise CEO Inspires Entrepreneurs

Local entrepreneurs picked up valuable insight about growing their businesses from leading international small business expert, Earl Butch Graves, Jr., CEO of Black Enterprise and board member of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. In a 30 minute talk, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers, Mr Graves talked primarily about access to capital, the... Read more of this article

Dallas: Post Election Priorities For Tourism

Dallas: Post Election Priorities For Tourism

“The Bermuda Tourism Authority was formed to provide steady and prudent leadership for our industry that is not susceptible to the volatility of politics,” Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas said. Mr. Dallas said, “No matter what the General Election outcome on Tuesday, the Bermuda Tourism Authority will present the Premier with five immediate... Read more of this article

Video: East End Summer Series Episode 4

Video: East End Summer Series Episode 4

[Part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s ‘East End Summer’ video series] The high heat of summer and the high drama of cricket are converging about now to make some magic out here in Bermuda. In the fourth episode of her east end summer video series, Kristin White gets us ready with cocktails to cool you down, cricket games to fuel your competitive... Read more of this article