Tag: Bermuda tourism

Aishah Muhammad Wins VIP Sunshine Award

Aishah Muhammad Wins VIP Sunshine Award

After being nominated by an Irish visitor who called her “a true ambassador of Bermuda” who made her “love the island and its people,” Ms. Aishah Muhammad of Co-op Taxi has been named the latest winner of the VIP Sunshine Award. Maria Gonzalez nominated Ms. Muhammad saying she originally contacted her to book a taxi, and Ms.... Read more of this article

BTA Release Updated Performance Metrics

BTA Release Updated Performance Metrics

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] today [Mar 27] announced the most recent performance metrics pertaining to tourism on the island, with continued growth measured in most categories. The BTA said in its report, “In abiding by its commitment to provide information, readers will note the broader scope of important data that is being monitored... Read more of this article

Furbert Questions Mr. Brooks Appointment Again

Furbert Questions Mr. Brooks Appointment Again

The Tourism Authority is “treading on shaky ground when it tries to skirt around the preferential appointment of Mr. Andrew Brooks as its Director of Golf,” Shadow Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert said last night. “Our issue at this time is that the Tourism Authority has set two standards – one standard for Bermudians who had... Read more of this article

Hospitality Month To Feature 30 Organisations

Hospitality Month To Feature 30 Organisations

Bermuda Hospitality Institute will be holding Bermuda’s second ever Hospitality Month next month, with over 30 organizations participating including 11 newcomers. A spokesperson said, “Hospitality Month was created with the aim of showcasing Bermuda’s unique offerings to its residents, so that locals will become more knowledgeable about their... Read more of this article

Video: Hunt “Elated” Over Morgan’s Point Act

Video: Hunt “Elated” Over Morgan’s Point Act

Businessman Nelson Hunt — one of the principles behind the Morgan’s Point Resort development — said he is “elated” following the passage of the Morgan’s Point Resort Act 2014 in the House of Assembly on Friday. Calling it the “realisation of a dream,” Mr. Hunt said it has been a “long, hard fight”,... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1930s

Photos: Bermuda Tourism Ads From The 1930s

The 1930s was a busy decade for travelers, with Bermuda beckoning a fair share of them to visit the island in order to take in its beautiful foliage, beaches, sporting opportunities, and general charm. These posters, aimed at international travelers, invite visitors to “play and dance amidst the exotic blooms and perfume” of the island’s... Read more of this article

Furbert: ‘Plum Post Handed To Non-Bermudian’

Furbert: ‘Plum Post Handed To Non-Bermudian’

“While BDOT workers are forced to apply for jobs within the new Tourism Authority, a non-Bermudian has a plum post handed to him,” Shadow Minister of Tourism Wayne Furbert said today [Mar 21] in reference to the appointment of British national Andrew Brooks. Mr. Furbert said, “The actions surrounding the hiring of Mr. Brooks as the... Read more of this article

Carnival’s 2015 Bermuda Cruise From Norfolk

Carnival’s 2015 Bermuda Cruise From Norfolk

Carnival Cruise lines announced that the Carnival Splendor will operate a series of two- to seven-day voyages, including a week-long cruise to Bermuda, from the Port of Norfolk in 2015. The 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is the newest and largest ‘Fun Ship‘ ever to operate from the Virginia port. The Bermuda cruise is set to depart on October... Read more of this article

Chef Samuelsson To Open Pop-Up Restaurant

Chef Samuelsson To Open Pop-Up Restaurant

Acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson  will open a two month pop-up restaurant, Samuelsson at HP, from June 3 to August 3, 2014 at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. The pop-up will preview his new signature restaurant, which is set to open at the hotel in May of 2015. A spokesperson said, “Chef Samuelsson has crafted a vibrant menu that celebrates... Read more of this article

PLP, MP Glenn Smith Comment On Electric Cars

PLP, MP Glenn Smith Comment On Electric Cars

Shadow Transport Minister Lawrence Scott asked if there are plans in place to rent cars to visitors, following news that Auto Solutions — which is owned by OBA MP Glenn Smith — imported three electric cars. The cars were highlighted in a newspaper article last week, and Mr. Scott first brought up the matter in the House of Assembly last... Read more of this article