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Pristine Beach, Improved Restrooms, Amenities

Pristine Beach, Improved Restrooms, Amenities

“Pristine beaches, improved restroom facilities and enhanced amenities” are just a few of the things that local residents and visitors to Bermuda said should be part of the ‘Bermuda beach experience’. The findings stemmed from a series of detailed surveys and focus groups carried out in recent months by the Bermuda Tourism Authority... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: ETA Motorcycles Tour Bermuda

Photos & Video: ETA Motorcycles Tour Bermuda

After ten years of travelling to Bermuda on board different cruise ships and according to President of ETA Motorcycle Cruises Steve Wallach, over three thousand bikes making the journey, another group including Police Officers from Essex County, landed on our shores today [May 11] for a two day visit. The Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club and Association... Read more of this article

NCL: St George’s Cruises, New Ferries & More

NCL: St George’s Cruises, New Ferries & More

[Updated with video] Earlier today [May 11] Premier Michael Dunkley announced several initiatives as a result of the Government’s renewed agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line, with the cruise line agreeing to provide a minimum of 12 cruise calls to St George’s per year from 2017 to 2022, as well as support other initiatives such as commissioning... Read more of this article

Column: Effort To Rebuild Bermuda’s Tourism

Column: Effort To Rebuild Bermuda’s Tourism

[Opinion column written by Senator Vic Ball] I know the Bermuda Tourism Authority is expressing cautious optimism about its excellent 2016 First Quarter tourist arrival figures. I understand why they’re cautious – it’s just the first quarter after all and one doesn’t want to get ahead of oneself. But I’m an optimist who doesn’t need to... Read more of this article

Podcast: Jamahl Simmons On Bermuda Tourism

Podcast: Jamahl Simmons On Bermuda Tourism

In the latest Bernews podcast, Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons talks about various aspects of local tourism. He welcomed the recent uptick in tourism numbers and said: “We have to be very clear that the world is our competition now, and this uptick has to be sustainable, maintained and continue to grow.”Mr Simmons said part of the issue... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Beach Economy Vision Presentation

Video: BTA Beach Economy Vision Presentation

“The Bermuda pink sand beach experience must be iconic, memorable for its natural beauty complemented by cleanliness and casual amenities that are culturally authentic,” according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Beach Economy Vision.The island’s “Beach Economy Vision” was the subject of today’s [May 10]... Read more of this article

Premier Delivers First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

Premier Delivers First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

Earlier this evening, at the iconic Yankee Stadium and clad in the home team’s jersey, Premier Michael Dunkley threw out the ceremonial first pitch in advance of the New York Yankees – Boston Red Sox game.A spokesperson said, “‎The public will be aware that the Premier is in New York to support events associated with the America’s... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Cycle Cruises Celebrate 10 Years

Photos/Video: Cycle Cruises Celebrate 10 Years

The roar of motorcycle engines crossed the island this week as a group of visiting riders on their Harley Davidsons and other supersized motorcycles were joined by members of the Bermuda Longriders on a ride across the island. The group is part of ETA Motorcycle Cruises, which offers cruises all through the Caribbean and Bermuda for motorcycle enthusiasts,... Read more of this article

BTA’s ‘Tourism Forward’: New York State of Mind

BTA’s ‘Tourism Forward’: New York State of Mind

[Part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority's 'Tourism Forward' series, written by Philip Barnett, BTA Board of Directors] Sometimes one data point can tell a story more compelling than if it were prose. Take a look at the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] results released this week regarding visitor arrivals in the first quarter. You already know about the... Read more of this article

Podcast: BTA CEO Bill Hanbury On Tourism

Podcast: BTA CEO Bill Hanbury On Tourism

In this latest Bernews podcast, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury said when he started the tourism strategy had to be completely rebuilt. But he says it is now paying dividends and that tourism in Bermuda has a bright future, adding that figures released this week for the first quarter of 2016 were the result of the BTA’s marketing strategy... Read more of this article

Video: View From Anthem’s ‘North Star’ Capsule

Video: View From Anthem’s ‘North Star’ Capsule

The Anthem of the Seas sailed into Bermuda yesterday [May 2], with the Quantum Class ship boasting a number of features including the “North Star” – a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ship, allowing them to take in unique views of the locations they visit.Royal Caribbean’s website describes it by... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Growth Fuelled By Younger Travellers’

BTA: ‘Growth Fuelled By Younger Travellers’

Growth in vacation air visitors during the first quarter was fuelled by younger travellers, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said, adding that for the first three months of the year, 83 percent of the growth is attributed to travellers younger than 45 years-old. “The largest percentage growth among all age groups was in the 18 to 24 year-old... Read more of this article

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