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Brands Events Manager: Thomas Lightbourne

Brands Events Manager: Thomas Lightbourne

Thomas Lightbourne has been hired as brand events manager, the Bermuda Tourism Authority announced today [Dec 10]. “The young Bermudian talent moves over from the Corporation of Hamilton where he had eight years of experience in event management and marketing, including responsibilities for City Food Festival and Bermuda Fashion Festival,”... Read more of this article

Jakai Franks To Manage Visitor Services Centres

Jakai Franks To Manage Visitor Services Centres

Bermuda’s Visitor Services Centres will have new leadership soon, as Bermudian Jakai Franks will fill the role as Operations Manager in January, bringing with him 14 years of retail experience – including more than six years in senior management. BVSC Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Bermuda Tourism Authority and is charged primarily with increasing... Read more of this article

Leonard Williams In BTA Career Programme

Leonard Williams In BTA Career Programme

The Bermuda Tourism Authority said they have “placed another promising young team member on a pathway to the management ranks.” “Since August of this year, Leonard Williams, 24, has been with NYC & Company as part of a BTA career development programme,” the BTA said. “When he wraps up with New York City’s official... Read more of this article

Bill For Tax Relief For Bermudiana Beach Resort

Bill For Tax Relief For Bermudiana Beach Resort

A Bill tabled in Parliament seeks to offer relief from customs duty, hotel occupancy tax and exemption from the employer’s share of the payroll tax for a period of ten years for the Bermudiana Beach Resort. Titled the “Tourism Investment [Bermudiana Beach Resort] Order 2018,” the Bill is in relation to the Grand Atlantic property on the... Read more of this article

Panelists For Tourism Plan Info Sessions

Panelists For Tourism Plan Info Sessions

Three upcoming information sessions are aiming to spread awareness of the National Tourism Plan, with the events to be held this week by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Monday, Dec 3 at Port Royal Golf Course Clubhouse [6-7:30pm]Minister Zane DeSilva, Ministry of Tourism & Transport Hazel Clark, BTA Director of Sports Business Development Sean... Read more of this article

National Tourism Plan Information Sessions

National Tourism Plan Information Sessions

Three upcoming information sessions are aiming to spread awareness of the National Tourism Plan, with the events to be held on December 3, December 5, and December 6. The event poster says, “Learn how the National Tourism Plan affects you, your country and the future. Three information sessions are coming to a meeting place near you.West –... Read more of this article

Column: MP Scott Simmons On BTA Legislation

Column: MP Scott Simmons On BTA Legislation

[Opinion column written by MP Scott Simmons] The Bermuda Tourism Authority Amendment Act 2018 was passed on Friday. The main purpose of the tabled amendments is to ensure that the Government of the day has input into who sits on the Board of this taxpayer-funded entity. Currently, the board of the BTA was appointed by the former OBA government, and... Read more of this article

Column: MP Leah Scott On BTA Legislation

Column: MP Leah Scott On BTA Legislation

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] In the House of Assembly on Friday, November, 23, MP Scott Simmons spoke of “dismantling” the BTA. When challenged on the use of the word “dismantle”, MP Simmons then tried to waffle his way out of the statement, but there is no denying that MP Simmons used the word “dismantle”. He was then... Read more of this article

2017: Tourism Contributed 16% Of Govt Revenue

2017: Tourism Contributed 16% Of Govt Revenue

Tourism contributed $162 million [or 16%] of the total government revenue for 2017, the total number of jobs related directly to tourism increased from 2,607 in 2016 to 2,996 in 2017, and the total combined contribution of the tourism industry’s Gross Value Added [GVA] to the Bermuda economy was $754 million. This is according to the 2017 Tourism... Read more of this article

BTA: $655,000 To Support Entrepreneurial Ideas

BTA: $655,000 To Support Entrepreneurial Ideas

Innovative tours headline a crop of two dozen experiences and events set to receive investment funds as a result of the Tourism Experiences Investment process, with $655,000 assigned to supporting entrepreneurial ideas in 2019. The Bermuda Tourism Authority took in 52 completed applications for home-grown tourism ideas, approving 46 percent of them. Most... Read more of this article

Tourism Minister On Vacation Rentals Tax Relief

Tourism Minister On Vacation Rentals Tax Relief

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 16], Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva provided information on the “reasons this Government will seek to amend the Tourism Investment Act to implement a fair and equitable approach to the provision of tax relief on all vacation properties.” “This Government is committed to... Read more of this article

BTA: Eleventh Consecutive Quarter Of Growth

BTA: Eleventh Consecutive Quarter Of Growth

Bermuda’s tourism industry is “on pace to have its second consecutive year of record visitor arrivals,” the BTA said today as they released the 2018 third quarter arrival statistics, revealing the “eleventh consecutive quarter of growth for leisure air arrivals and spending.” “Vacation air arrivals were up 10 percent... Read more of this article

MP Scott & Minister DeSilva On BTA Board Bill

MP Scott & Minister DeSilva On BTA Board Bill

Minister of Tourism & Transport Zane DeSilva said it “is unfortunate that the Opposition seems more interested in scaremongering and innuendo,” while Shadow Minister of Tourism Leah Scott said the Government’s “standard reply, when they have absolutely no rebuttal to facts and accurate data, is that the Opposition is practicing... Read more of this article