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Video: Interview With BTA CEO Kevin Dallas

Video: Interview With BTA CEO Kevin Dallas

Following the release of the 2018 first quarter visitor arrival statistics earlier today, Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] CEO Kevin Dallas is speaking with Bernews this afternoon [May 8], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Jeremy Deacon. Update: The live broadcast has ended, and the 40-minute replay is below Related StoriesVideo:... Read more of this article

BTA: Ninth Consecutive Quarter Of Growth

BTA: Ninth Consecutive Quarter Of Growth

[Updated] Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] CEO Kevin Dallas is holding a press conference today [May 8] to provide information on the first quarter visitor arrivals report. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video of Mr. Dallas press conference is below, and as an additional note for those interested, Bernews will... Read more of this article

Goal To ‘Leverage The Longer-Term Value’

Goal To ‘Leverage The Longer-Term Value’

The Bermuda Tourism Authority said they aim to “leverage the longer-term value through a healthy return on investment,” saying they view the island hosting the World Triathlon Series as “part of an investment that can bring returns for many years to come.” The event was held this past weekend with an elite men’s race attracting... Read more of this article

Two Events Set For Bermuda Day Weekend

Two Events Set For Bermuda Day Weekend

Two events, including Ignite Nightclub and The Price is Right, are planned for Bermuda Day weekend, set to be held on May 26 and May 27. A spokesperson said, “Planning Factory Bermuda and Sound Concepts, two local event planning and production companies, are kicking off the new official Bermuda Day Weekend with two days of exciting activities... Read more of this article

Town Crier Calls Travellers Into Local Stores

Town Crier Calls Travellers Into Local Stores

Hamilton’s Town Crier is treating visitors to more than just city tours this year; he’s also aiming to assist them with their island shopping. A spokesperson said, “Town Crier Ed Christopher’s baritone voice and long strides are leading visitors into retail stores all over Hamilton every Thursday in the Bermuda Tourism Authority-created... Read more of this article

Flora Featured In 220 Triathlon Magazine

Flora Featured In 220 Triathlon Magazine

The magazine ’220 Triathlon’ is running a 7-page story in its latest edition profiling ITU World Champion Flora Duffy and Bermuda. “The story was captured during a tour of sports journalists to Bermuda arranged by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and hosted by Flora Duffy herself back in January of this year,” the BTA said. “In... Read more of this article

5,000 Passengers For Escape’s Inaugural Visit

5,000 Passengers For Escape’s Inaugural Visit

The Norwegian Escape cruise ship made her inaugural visit to Bermuda this week, carrying a full capacity of 5,000 passengers. A Government spokesperson said, “The Norwegian Escape, the largest cruise ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, began its 2018 summer cruise schedule to Bermuda this week in a big way. Deputy Premier and Minister of... Read more of this article

Zuiderdam Makes Inaugural Visit To Island

Zuiderdam Makes Inaugural Visit To Island

The Zuiderdam cruise ship made her inaugural visit to Bermuda this week, and Deputy Premier Walter Roban, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons and the BTA’s Pat Phillip Fairn led a Bermuda delegation to welcome the Zuiderdam, which is berthing at King’s Wharf in Dockyard. Related StoriesBermuda Cruise... Read more of this article

African-American Travel Consumer Research

African-American Travel Consumer Research

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is joining forces with other destination marketing organisations including NYC & Company, Visit Baltimore, Virginia Tourism Corporation and Greater Miami Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, to “fund new consumer research about the African-American travel market.” “Mandala Research is fielding and putting... Read more of this article

BTA: Officials Explore Superyacht Opportunities

BTA: Officials Explore Superyacht Opportunities

Officials who put on superyacht racing during the 35th America’s Cup last year are back in Bermuda this week to explore new superyacht opportunities on the island. “The people who put on the Superyacht Regatta and the J Class Regatta during the America’s Cup have been looking for the right opportunity to come back to Bermuda almost since the moment... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Sold Out For Triathlon Event

Hamilton Princess Sold Out For Triathlon Event

The official hotel for the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda — the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club — is now sold out for the weekend of festivities, April 26th – 29th and April’s occupancy numbers are trending higher than last year. Bermuda Tourism Authority confirmed today that at the beginning of April, island-wide hotel bookings... Read more of this article

Year-End Review Of Bermuda Tourism Online

Year-End Review Of Bermuda Tourism Online

A comprehensive review of last year’s record-breaking tourism industry performance is now available online, with the BTA noting that the 2017 Bermuda Tourism Year-in-Review ”provides a detailed account of the work of the Bermuda Tourism Authority in partnership with its stakeholders.” The BTA said, “The review also provides a status... Read more of this article

Stephen Todd Appointed To BTA Board

Stephen Todd Appointed To BTA Board

Stephen Todd has been appointed to the Bermuda Tourism Authority Board of Directors. His tenure began in December 2017. Since 2014, Mr Todd has been the chief executive officer of the Bermuda Hotel Association and the Hotel Employers of Bermuda. He fills the hotel sector vacancy on the Board that was created when Paul Telford was elevated to Chairman... Read more of this article