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Salt Kettle To Change To Residential Rentals

Salt Kettle To Change To Residential Rentals

After more than four decades of serving the visitor market, the Salt Kettle Guest House in Paget plans to transform itself from a small guest house to a five-unit residential rental offering in the coming year. Opened in 1970 by Bobby and Hazel Lowe, the Salt Kettle Guest House has enjoyed a high return guest history spanning generations, and the family-owned... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Prince Khaled Bin Sultan

Premier Meets With Prince Khaled Bin Sultan

This weekend, Premier Michael Dunkley had the opportunity to meet with His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Bin Khaled Bin Sultan, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family which owns the Elbow Beach hotel. This weekend’s meeting took place at the South Shore property.Premier Dunkley said the meeting provided a chance for the two to discuss a... Read more of this article

Billy Griffith To Head Up Barbados Tourism

Billy Griffith To Head Up Barbados Tourism

Former Bermuda Director of Tourism William “Billy” Griffith has been chosen to head Barbados’ new tourism body, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., the Nation News reports. The report said, “The new entity which replaces the now defunct Barbados Tourism Authority went into operation a week ago and is currently being managed by an... Read more of this article

Opposition Suggest Hotel Licence Policy Reform

Opposition Suggest Hotel Licence Policy Reform

“The news that many new Bermudian owned tourism properties may have run afoul of the Hotel [Licensing and Control] Act 1969 [PDF], requiring any tourist accommodation which sleeps six or more people to be licensed with the Government as a hotel, and for the owners to pay hotel occupancy tax is disheartening, yet represents a real opportunity for... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Phase 2 Work Underway

Hamilton Princess Phase 2 Work Underway

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has revealed that phase two of the hotel’s $90 million renovation project will begin today [Sept 2]. The second phase of renovations to the historic property will include the creation of a new signature restaurant under the direction of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, major renovation of the Gazebo wing guestrooms,... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

Tourism Authority Increases Digital Marketing

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has a decidedly more digital marketing strategy to attract visitors to the island, a new quarterly report reveals. The BTA said, “In the second quarter of 2014 – the first quarter of operation for the BTA – 82 percent of all marketing was online, a 26 percent increase over the previous quarter. “Most... Read more of this article

BTA Sponsoring Bermuda Marathon Weekend

BTA Sponsoring Bermuda Marathon Weekend

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] will be a sponsor of the 2015 and 2016 Bermuda Marathon Weekend, the first time the BTA has signed a multi-year deal under the new Tourism Experiences investment program. The BTA said the sponsorship of the three-day event for runners from around the world is aligned with the National Tourism Plan objective of reducing... Read more of this article

Fairmont Southampton’s First Upgrade Phase

Fairmont Southampton’s First Upgrade Phase

The Fairmont Southampton has recently completed the first phase of an $11.5 million renovation of 230 guest rooms and suites, with an additional 172 rooms set to be renovated this winter along with the corridors. “The entire renovation has been thoughtfully phased and there will be no interruption to guests,” a spokesperson said.“The... Read more of this article

Cruise Ships Leave Early Due To Hurricane

Cruise Ships Leave Early Due To Hurricane

The Ministry of Tourism Development and Transport has advised of the following cancellations and early departures as a result of the approach of Hurricane Cristobal. Early Departures:Norwegian Dawn departed on Tuesday morning August 26, 11 ½ hours early of original departure. Explorer of the Seas departed on Tuesday morning, August 26, 10 hours early... Read more of this article

BPS Still Seek Rental Cycle Bag Theft Suspects

BPS Still Seek Rental Cycle Bag Theft Suspects

The police continue to seek the suspects who were filmed stealing from a visitor’s rental cycle on August 5th, with investigators continuing to appeal for any information that can identify the two individuals. Speaking yesterday [Aug 25], a police spokesperson said, “Inquiries into this incident are ongoing, with investigators continuing to... Read more of this article


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