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BTA Holding Seminar On Tourism Investment Act

BTA Holding Seminar On Tourism Investment Act

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is working to get the word out regarding the recently passed Tourism Investment Act, specifically the benefits it provides for Bermudian small business owners. Earlier this month at the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit [CHICOS] the new legislation was touted to attract hotel investors to the island.... Read more of this article

World Triathlon Series Race Course Revealed

World Triathlon Series Race Course Revealed

The World Triathlon Series event – which is set to take place in Bermuda next April — will see athletes compete on courses that will start and end in Hamilton, with competitors set to swim in Hamilton Harbour, bike through city streets and up Corkscrew Hill, and finish with the run along Front Street. The course was revealed at a press... Read more of this article

Video: World Triathlon Event Press Conference

Video: World Triathlon Event Press Conference

[Updated] A press conference was held this afternoon [Nov 21] to provide information on the World Triathlon Series event which will be held in Bermuda next April, with those making remarks including Senator Crystal Caesar, the BTA’s Pat Phillip Fairn, members of the organizing committee, and triathlete Flora Duffy, who is expected to compete in... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Minister Jamahl Simmons

Video: Interview With Minister Jamahl Simmons

The America’s Cup, the Casino Gaming Amendment Act, the resignation of Alan Dunch, the Bermuda Event Authority, and economic diversification were some of the topics discussed by Economic Development and Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons as he sat down with Bernews for a live interview on our Facebook page.Legislation When asked by guest interviewer... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Very Successful’ CHICOS Conference

Minister: ‘Very Successful’ CHICOS Conference

“CHICOS 2017 was a very successful event for the 300 delegates in attendance,” Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 17] following the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit [CHICOS] held in Bermuda on November 9th and 10th at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. The... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With BTA Chairman Paul Telford

Video: Interview With BTA Chairman Paul Telford

The new Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Board Chairman Paul Telford sat down with Bernews this week for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a range of topics related to tourism.Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon, Mr. Telford discussed the Tourism Investment Act, superyacht visitors, a possible film commission, AirBnB, the... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host 2019 World Sailing Conference

Bermuda To Host 2019 World Sailing Conference

Bermuda hosting the World Sailing Annual Conference in 2019 ”will not only bring incremental air arrivals, direct spending and occupied hotel rooms,” it will also bring influential event organisers that will be “test-driving the island for additional events,” the BTA said today. “World Sailing, the global governing body... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: Bermuda Tourism Summit

One Hour Video: Bermuda Tourism Summit

The third annual Bermuda Tourism Summit is being held today [Nov 15] at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, with a number of speakers and tourism related sessions. This morning’s speakers, which are shown in the video below, included BTA Board Chairman Paul Telford, BTA Vice Chair Jessie Mello, Minister of Economic Development &... Read more of this article

Viking Sun Cruise Ship Makes Inaugural Visit

Viking Sun Cruise Ship Makes Inaugural Visit

Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, Walter Roban led a delegation that greeted the Italian-flagged Viking Sun, on its inaugural cruise to Bermuda, arriving in Hamilton from the Azores. The ship just built this year, spent the day in port and continues an 11-night cruise originating in Lisbon and ending in Miami. The port... Read more of this article

Bid To Host World Sailing Conference Approved

Bid To Host World Sailing Conference Approved

Bermuda’s bid to host the 2019 World Sailing Annual Conference was voted on and approved at the World Sailing AGM in Mexico this weekend. The World Sailing website said, “The Bermudian Tourism Authority put forward a bid for Bermuda to host the 2019 edition of the World Sailing Annual Conference. Following a vote by the members, this was... Read more of this article

BTA: 2017 Third Quarter Visitor Arrivals Report

BTA: 2017 Third Quarter Visitor Arrivals Report

Healthy gains in visitor spending headlines a strong third quarter for the Bermuda tourism industry, according to new data released  by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “Estimated spending among leisure air visitors was up 15 percent in the third quarter and is up 22 percent through September 30th of this year. The growth amounts to an additional... Read more of this article

BTA Launches Partnership With Google

BTA Launches Partnership With Google

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has launched a new partnership with Google to benefit Bermuda and its local stakeholders, improving how the island’s tourism businesses are surfaced and listed on the internet search giant. A spokesperson said, “The first phase was to create a benchmark through an exhaustive assessment of Bermuda content within... Read more of this article

Canadian Track Team To Train In Bermuda

Canadian Track Team To Train In Bermuda

A track and field team from Canada is the first college to choose Bermuda for track training since the start of a 2015 partnership between the Bermuda Tourism Authority and National Sports Centre The BTA said, “In fact, the end of this year and the beginning of the next will see a flurry of sports tourism activity at the National Sports Centre,... Read more of this article