Tag: Bermuda tourism

PLP: “We Must Ensure That All Are Included”

PLP: “We Must Ensure That All Are Included”

[Updated] “The PLP is deeply concerned at reports from taxi and boat operators that they appear to have been deliberately left out of efforts by the Bermuda Tourism Authority to sell Bermuda to the hundreds of travel agents set to visit Bermuda,” said Shadow Tourism Minister Zane DeSilva. Mr. DeSilva said, “As the BTA has consistently... Read more of this article

First Visit Of Year: AIDAluna Cruise Ship

First Visit Of Year: AIDAluna Cruise Ship

The Aidaluna cruise ship is making her first visit to Bermuda this year, and is presently berthed in Dockyard along with the Norwegian Breakaway. According to 2014 cruise ship schedule [PDF], the 827ft long AIDAluna is scheduled to make three calls to Bermuda, with a projected 2150 passengers and 646 crew. This is her first call to the island this... Read more of this article

Glenn Jones On “Misperceptions” About BTA

Glenn Jones On “Misperceptions” About BTA

Newly appointed Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Stakeholder Relations Adviser Glenn Jones said the “politics of the day do not drive or direct” the BTA team, and asked people to “keep the BTA out of the political crossfire because doing otherwise is counterproductive to the goals I know all of us want to achieve.” Mr. Jones said,... Read more of this article

400 Travel Agents To Arrive On Cruise Ship

400 Travel Agents To Arrive On Cruise Ship

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and tourism industry stakeholders have teamed up to showcase the island to the world’s largest association of travel professionals, with hundreds of travel agents set to arrive in Bermuda via cruise ship this week. About 400 members of the American Society of Travel Agents [ASTA] and their guests... Read more of this article

PLP, Minister Respond To Guest House News

PLP, Minister Respond To Guest House News

“The news of the closing of the Salt Kettle Guest House is bad news for the owners, bad news for Bermuda and bad news for Bermudians,” said Shadow Tourism Minister Zane DeSilva, adding that it means job losses and a reduction in beds for our visitors. As Bernews reported on Friday, the Salt Kettle Guest House in Paget [pictured] plans to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Tourism Authority Hires Glenn Jones

Bermuda Tourism Authority Hires Glenn Jones

[Updated] The Bermuda Tourism Authority announced they have hired Glenn Jones on a “part-time basis to further strengthen its partnerships and communications with tourism industry stakeholders throughout the local community.” The BTA said, “Glenn, a Bermudian, has 15 years of experience domestically and internationally in media and... Read more of this article

Salt Kettle To Change To Residential Rentals

Salt Kettle To Change To Residential Rentals

After more than four decades of serving the visitor market, the Salt Kettle Guest House in Paget plans to transform itself from a small guest house to a five-unit residential rental offering in the coming year. Opened in 1970 by Bobby and Hazel Lowe, the Salt Kettle Guest House has enjoyed a high return guest history spanning generations, and the family-owned... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Prince Khaled Bin Sultan

Premier Meets With Prince Khaled Bin Sultan

This weekend, Premier Michael Dunkley had the opportunity to meet with His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Bin Khaled Bin Sultan, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family which owns the Elbow Beach hotel. This weekend’s meeting took place at the South Shore property.Premier Dunkley said the meeting provided a chance for the two to discuss a... Read more of this article

Billy Griffith To Head Up Barbados Tourism

Billy Griffith To Head Up Barbados Tourism

Former Bermuda Director of Tourism William “Billy” Griffith has been chosen to head Barbados’ new tourism body, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., the Nation News reports. The report said, “The new entity which replaces the now defunct Barbados Tourism Authority went into operation a week ago and is currently being managed by an... Read more of this article

Opposition Suggest Hotel Licence Policy Reform

Opposition Suggest Hotel Licence Policy Reform

“The news that many new Bermudian owned tourism properties may have run afoul of the Hotel [Licensing and Control] Act 1969 [PDF], requiring any tourist accommodation which sleeps six or more people to be licensed with the Government as a hotel, and for the owners to pay hotel occupancy tax is disheartening, yet represents a real opportunity for... Read more of this article


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