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Photos: Regatta Cruise Ship Visits St. Georges

Photos: Regatta Cruise Ship Visits St. Georges

After paying a visit to Hamilton earlier this week, the Regatta cruise ship arrived in St. George’s today [Apr 21], with the 594-foot long vessel making her way to the east end. According to the latest version of the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the ship is carrying an estimated 709 passengers and 629 crew as it makes its Bermuda stop. ... Read more of this article

BTA & Minister On Conference, New Legislation

BTA & Minister On Conference, New Legislation

“New legislation to spur hotel investment is expected to move through Parliament in the coming months, which could help to grow Bermuda’s hotel capacity by 1,500 rooms in about ten years,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority said, adding that if “passed this year, the Tourism Incentives Act will play a key role during the upcoming Caribbean... Read more of this article

Two Chicago Families Looking Forward To AC

Two Chicago Families Looking Forward To AC

As Bermuda lends itself to enable America’s Cup fans to watch the racing and stay on board boats for the duration of their stay, some visitors will be embarking on a ‘water-borne vacation’ to the island to watch the 35th America’s Cup. One family who have taken full advantage of this unique opportunity are the Samis family from Chicago,... Read more of this article

‘Regatta’ & ‘Le Ponant’ Ships In Bermuda

‘Regatta’ & ‘Le Ponant’ Ships In Bermuda

The Regatta and Le Ponant cruise ships are both in Bermuda, with the vessels being seen Hamilton today [April 19]. According to the latest version of the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the 594-foot long Regatta is carrying an estimated 709 passengers and 629 crew, while the 276-foot long Le Ponant is scheduled to be the smallest cruise ship... Read more of this article

BTA 2016 Year-In-Review Published Online

BTA 2016 Year-In-Review Published Online

A comprehensive multimedia compilation of the 2016 year in tourism is now available online. It’s a digital version of the 2016 Year-in-Review, a publicly available resource that provides a detailed account on the work of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. In the foreword of the document Chairman David Dodwell writes: “At the end of 2016, Bermuda finds... Read more of this article

BTA: Opportunity ‘Bigger Than First Thought’

BTA: Opportunity ‘Bigger Than First Thought’

As many as 3,300 unoccupied residences in Bermuda could be primed for the vacation rental market, according to a figure was revealed at the first of four Airbnb-Bermuda Tourism Authority vacation rental information sessions last night. “This is the first piece of raw data that helps quantify the size and scope of the vacation rental opportunity in... Read more of this article

Column: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?

Column: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Bermuda Tourism Authority has announced a series of seminars which is a direct outcome from their recent Memorandum of Understanding with Airbnb; the global leaders of the transformation of the world-wide vacation rental market. The seminars, open to local home owners interested in hosting visitors to our... Read more of this article

Horseshoe Bay One Of “Most Colorful Beaches”

Horseshoe Bay One Of “Most Colorful Beaches”

Yahoo has named Horseshoe Bay Beach as one of the “world’s most colorful beaches,” saying that a “mix of crushed shells, coral, and calcium carbonate create the sand’s delicate pink color.” The story said, “It’s no surprise this blushing beach on the southern coast of Bermuda is one of its most popular. A mix of crushed... Read more of this article

Airbnb Information Sessions Set For This Week

Airbnb Information Sessions Set For This Week

Airbnb officials arrive in Bermuda this week to present information about growing the vacation rental market on the island. It’s one of the first steps in a Memorandum of Understanding the company signed with the Bermuda Tourism Authority one month ago. “The Bermuda Tourism Authority entered into a partnership with Airbnb to build on the island’s... Read more of this article

‘Dream Existence On Sunny Shores Of Bermuda’

‘Dream Existence On Sunny Shores Of Bermuda’

In a story titled “Packing Inspiration for a Sun-Filled Getaway,” fashion publication Elle has spotlighted Bermuda, saying, “just in time for spring and summer travels, we’re playing at a dream existence on the sunny shores and curvy roads of Bermuda.”The story said “The lure of a long weekend in the sun is multifold.... Read more of this article

Football & Traditions Merge At Triangle Cup

Football & Traditions Merge At Triangle Cup

Sixty-five youth football players and their families are in Bermuda this weekend for the second annual Bermuda Triangle Cup, sponsored by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. This year’s tournament takes place during Easter Weekend, exposing visitors to Bermuda cultural traditions like fish cakes, kite flying and Gombeys. Organisers plan to include a Gombey... Read more of this article

BTA: East End To See Higher Visitor Numbers

BTA: East End To See Higher Visitor Numbers

Clearwater and Tobacco Bay beaches should see higher numbers of visitors this spring as construction work finishes up at Horseshoe Bay, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said. Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas told east end tourism stakeholders at an annual meeting last night his team will encourage visitors and locals typically bound for Horseshoe... Read more of this article

Tourism Forward: Bermuda A Leader In PR

Tourism Forward: Bermuda A Leader In PR

[Part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s ‘Tourism Forward’ series] Fourteen months of consecutive vacation air arrivals growth proves travel consumers are responding well to Bermuda’s positioning as a youthful sport and adventure destination. Over the past two years, the Bermuda Tourism Authority marketing team has pitched adventure storylines... Read more of this article