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Minister: ‘Strongest Ferry Fleet This Summer’

Minister: ‘Strongest Ferry Fleet This Summer’

[Updated with video] “The Department of Marine & Ports Services is on schedule to have the strongest ferry fleet this summer,” Acting Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Cole Simons said, adding that “we committed more than $3 million to bolster the department and we found that mechanics and other staff rose to... Read more of this article

BTA: International Triathlons Make Comeback

BTA: International Triathlons Make Comeback

“Bermuda reasserts herself as a world class triathlon destination this weekend as the ITU Continental Cup arrives on the island,” the BTA said today, adding that “it’s been 20 years since Bermuda hosted its last International Triathlon Union professional race.” “A huge part of the Bermuda story we tell to the world is built... Read more of this article

‘Norwegian Epic’ Ship Makes Inaugural Visit

‘Norwegian Epic’ Ship Makes Inaugural Visit

The largest NCL cruise ship by tonnage to visit Bermuda, the Norwegian Epic, came along side Heritage Wharf this morning on its inaugural visit to the island. The deep draft ship took advantage of last year’s dredging of the North Channel to put into Bermuda. It was scheduled to leave port this evening, bound for Madeira in Portugal. Captain Frank... Read more of this article

Ministry: ‘Continued Improvement’ For Tourism

Ministry: ‘Continued Improvement’ For Tourism

“Tourism sustained its upward trajectory with continued improvement in February leisure air arrivals, as Bermuda heads into an anticipated second consecutive year of industry growth,” the Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities said today. “The latest statistics from the Bermuda Tourism Authority show a sharp increase of 28% in February... Read more of this article

New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Landmark Planned

New ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Landmark Planned

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is recruiting local artists and architects to create a “fun, interactive and iconic” Bermuda Triangle landmark at Clearwater Beach, according to a Request for Proposal document posted online today. “The Bermuda Triangle is a defining feature of Bermuda’s brand identity now so this effort is about further... Read more of this article

Video: 60 Years On The Job For Shirley Hunt

Video: 60 Years On The Job For Shirley Hunt

He has been working at the Elbow Beach Resort for 60 years, and Bell Captain Shirley Hunt says that he still enjoys what he’s doing and has no plans to retire yet. Bernews recently had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Hunt, and guest interviewer Charles Webbe introduced him by saying, “During the ten decades that this hotel has been in existence,... Read more of this article

Minister On Proposed Tourism Investment Bill

Minister On Proposed Tourism Investment Bill

The proposed draft Bill is “envisioned to be more attractive to developers to build new hotels, restaurants and attractions, and/or reinvest in Tourism products, and to eliminate the cumbersome and costly administration,” Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy said. Speaking in the Senate, the Minister said, “The... Read more of this article

NCL To Charter Vessel On Temporary Basis

NCL To Charter Vessel On Temporary Basis

Norwegian Cruise Lines [NCL] will charter a vessel from May through October 2017, while they continue to build two smaller purpose built tenders to service Bermuda between 2018 and 2022, Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy announced today. Minister Fahy said, “I wish to share an update regarding the Government of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Column: “Tourism Jobs Continue To Fall”

Column: “Tourism Jobs Continue To Fall”

[Opinion column written by Jamahl Simmons] OBA politicians beating their chests and boasting over the latest tourism numbers while tourism jobs continue to fall, truly reinforce the reality that there are two Bermudas; one for the wealthy and privileged and one for the rest of us. Under the OBA, tourism jobs have been lost every year, culminating in... Read more of this article

Bloomberg: Princess One Of Best New Resorts

Bloomberg: Princess One Of Best New Resorts

Bloomberg has highlighted the Hamilton Princess as one of the “Best New Resorts in the Caribbean,” saying that their “$100 million investment has breathed new life into this grand dame.” Saying that “Bermuda isn’t technically in the Caribbean, but but we’ll let this slide,” Bloomberg including the Hamilton Princess... Read more of this article

BTA: 400 Visitors Expected For Sporting Events

BTA: 400 Visitors Expected For Sporting Events

[Updated with video] “An eventful weekend in sports tourism has local transportation companies, hotel workers and others in the tourism industry very busy during what is typically a non-peak time,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today, adding that some 400 visitors are expected for four major sports tourism events this weekend. The BTA... Read more of this article

Royal Caribbean Confirm 2018 Bermuda Cruises

Royal Caribbean Confirm 2018 Bermuda Cruises

Royal Caribbean unveiled their North American itineraries for 2018, with the Anthem of the Seas, Grandeur of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas all set to visit Bermuda. In listing the Bermuda cruises, the company said, “Quantum-Class Anthem of the Seas will continue year-round itineraries from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey sailing... Read more of this article

Bermuda Government Signs MOU With Mexico

Bermuda Government Signs MOU With Mexico

The Governments of Bermuda and Mexico have signed an agreement to “cooperate in the development and promotion of each country’s tourism market.” The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Ministry of Tourism of the United Mexican States and Bermuda’s Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities. The MOU creates a relationship... Read more of this article