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‘Tourism Forward’: Attracting Film Productions

‘Tourism Forward’: Attracting Film Productions

[Part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s ‘Tourism Forward’ series] Bermuda is on the short list of locations for a major motion picture. As the certified film commission for Bermuda, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] assisted the film’s producer with location scouting on the island during previous visits and helped facilitate... Read more of this article

Live Entertainment Featured Around The Island

Live Entertainment Featured Around The Island

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is financially supporting four new live performance experiences this summer thanks to an investment programme specifically for the local entertainment industry, and the performances are underway at various locations around the island. “We received 18 applications back in May which is a testament to the volume of... Read more of this article

Bermuda Highlighted In 20-Page ‘Times’ Feature

Bermuda Highlighted In 20-Page ‘Times’ Feature

United Kingdom publication The Times has featured Bermuda in a 20-page spread that can be read online, calling the island “a tiny nation with a big role on the global stage.” The widely circulated 230-year old newspaper – with a subscribers list of nearly half a million people – highlighted the island in a section entitled: “Bermuda... Read more of this article

Cheryl Hayward-Chew Named BHI Board Chair

Cheryl Hayward-Chew Named BHI Board Chair

Bermuda Hospitality Institute [BHI] announced that Cheryl Hayward-Chew will serve as their new Board Chair effective July 13, 2016. BHI’s previous Chair was Muriel Richardson, who served on the Board for five years and who after many years in the hospitality industry announced her retirement earlier this year. “Cheryl has served as a Board member... Read more of this article

Possible Impact Of Brexit On Bermuda’s Tourism

Possible Impact Of Brexit On Bermuda’s Tourism

The “travel industry is one of those most affected by currency changes,” and “depending on the currency one uses, the impact could be positive or negative,” with statistician Cordell Riley saying we should be carefully monitoring forward bookings and be “contemplating a ‘Brexit Package’ to take to the marketplace... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Content Worth More Than $26M In Value’

BTA: ‘Content Worth More Than $26M In Value’

Last year, the BTA spent $180,168 hosting journalists in Bermuda, and the “public relations efforts generated editorial content worth more than $26 million in advertising value for the island’s tourism economy in 2015,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The BTA said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] public relations... Read more of this article

Minister Fahy Updates On Search For BTA CEO

Minister Fahy Updates On Search For BTA CEO

In the Senate yesterday [July 14], Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy provided a timeline for the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s search for a CEO to replace outgoing CEO Bill Hanbury. Minister Fahy said, “In accordance with Section 6, of the Bermuda Tourism Authority Act 2013, the Board shall, after consultation... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority ‘Strongly Supports Concept’

Tourism Authority ‘Strongly Supports Concept’

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said they “strongly support the concept of small electric rental vehicles for visitors” as “Bermuda is one of the only destinations in the world not offering some sort of car rental programme” and “this new capacity will improve Bermuda’s marketability and positively impact the... Read more of this article

BHA: ‘Car Rentals Would Enhance Experience’

BHA: ‘Car Rentals Would Enhance Experience’

Following the tabling of the Motor Car Amendment Act — which would allow for rental cars to be offered on the island — the Bermuda Hotel Association said they support the Amendments as they believe “the introduction of car rentals to visitors would greatly enhance the overall visitor experience.”Bill Tabled To Allow For Rental... Read more of this article

BTA Provides Overview Of CEO Search Process

BTA Provides Overview Of CEO Search Process

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] recently hired Bermudian firm Performance Solutions Limited to manage the search for a new Chief Executive Officer [CEO], and has now provided an overview of the CEO search process.A BTA spokesperson previously said, “ Mr Hanbury is concluding his three-year contract at the end of 2016, but before his departure... Read more of this article

Bermuda Heroes Weekend Attracts 540 Visitors

Bermuda Heroes Weekend Attracts 540 Visitors

This year’s Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW] saw 540 international guests travel to Bermuda specifically for Bermuda Heroes Weekend, more than double the amount of tourists from last year – 172. This is according to the organisers, who said: “The average expenditure of each visitor was $2,800 and includes airfare, accommodations, events,... Read more of this article

BTA: Raising Bermuda’s Profile In Film Industry

BTA: Raising Bermuda’s Profile In Film Industry

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has produced a new video as part of a multi-layered approach to introduce Bermuda to filmmakers, television producers and others in the global entertainment industry. “The plan began in August of 2014 when the BTA joined the Association of Film Commissioners International [AFCI],” the BTA said. “As... Read more of this article

Travel + Leisure Ranks Bermuda 7th Best Island

Travel + Leisure Ranks Bermuda 7th Best Island

Bermuda is ranked seventh in Travel + Leisure’s “Best Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas” list, which was released as part of the travel publication’s “World’s Best Awards 2016.” Travel + Leisure said, “Given that there are more than 700 islands in the Caribbean — each with its own... Read more of this article