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Video: Discussion With BTA’s Glenn Jones

Video: Discussion With BTA’s Glenn Jones

Bermuda Tourism Authority Interim CEO Glenn Jones joined hosts Eron Hill and Ryan Robinson Perinchief for Bernews’ fifth episode in a special series about the Covid-19 pandemic. The BTA recently announced that the “Covid-19 crisis had a severe impact on Bermuda’s tourism industry in the first quarter of 2020, causing unprecedented declines... Read more of this article

Video: BTA’s Glenn Jones On Boston 25 News

Video: BTA’s Glenn Jones On Boston 25 News

Bermuda Tourism Authority Interim CEO Glenn Jones recently spoke to Boston 25 News about the island and the eventual re-opening of international travel in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report on Boston 25 News said, “After weeks spent cooped up inside, the travel deals already being advertised seem enticing. “There will be pent up demand... Read more of this article

‘BTA Team Pivot To An Inside-Out Approach’

‘BTA Team Pivot To An Inside-Out Approach’

“When COVID-19 hit our shores and hotels shuttered their doors, about 2,000 people were out of work, suddenly and devastatingly,” the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Interim CEO Glenn Jones said. An email sent out by BTA Interim CEO Glenn Jones said, “The sudden joblessness created by this pandemic has reminded me of a statistic often... Read more of this article

‘Substantial Doubt’ For Norwegian Cruise Line

‘Substantial Doubt’ For Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has warned there is “substantial doubt” about their “ability to continue as a going concern.” This was contained in a filing [PDF] with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which stated, “As a result of the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, our financial statements contain a statement... Read more of this article

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause In Service

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause In Service

Carnival Cruise Line said they will phase in a resumption in their North American service beginning on August 1 with eight ships from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston, and pause operations in all other North American and Australian markets through August 31. A statement from the company said, “Carnival Cruise Line issued the following update... Read more of this article

BTA: ‘Unprecedented Declines’ In Tourism

BTA: ‘Unprecedented Declines’ In Tourism

“The Covid-19 crisis had a severe impact on Bermuda’s tourism industry in the first quarter of 2020, causing unprecedented declines in the island’s visitor arrivals and spending,” according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]. “Total air visitor arrivals were down 38% in the first quarter compared to a year ago, with leisure... Read more of this article

Boston Magazine Touts Island As Destination

Boston Magazine Touts Island As Destination

Boston Magazine is encouraging its readers to “fantasize about your post-quarantine vacation in Bermuda,” saying that “no place beckons Bostonians quite like Bermuda.” The story said, “Let’s face it: none of us is boarding a plane bound for paradise anytime soon. But while you’re drooling over dream destinations on the... Read more of this article

Covid-19: BTA Provide Free Zoom Backgrounds

Covid-19: BTA Provide Free Zoom Backgrounds

With more people now working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has provided free Zoom backgrounds for use in meetings and group chats. The report on the BTA website said, “New social distancing guidelines and an increase in working from home have made video chatting and conferencing with friends, family,... Read more of this article

Video: Island ‘Looks Forward To Welcoming You’

Video: Island ‘Looks Forward To Welcoming You’

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video aimed at reminding visitors that the island is as eager to re-open its tourism industry as they are to visit. During the video, which highlights a number of the island’s sights and attractions, text says, “When the time is right, with the warmth, pride and hospitality of our people, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Royal Caribbean Extends Suspension Of Cruising

Royal Caribbean Extends Suspension Of Cruising

Royal Caribbean Cruises extended their global suspension of cruising, and said they “expect to return to service on June 12.” The company said, “Given global public health circumstances, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has decided to extend the suspension of sailings of our global fleet through June 11, 2020. We are working with our guests to address... Read more of this article

The Reefs ‘Tentatively Closed’ Until May 5th

The Reefs ‘Tentatively Closed’ Until May 5th

“For the time being, we are tentatively closed until May 5th, and we will continue to modify this, as the current travel climate continues to evolve,” The Reefs said. An email sent out by the resort said, “A few weeks ago, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors here at The Reefs. While this choice was made in support of... Read more of this article

Covid-19: BTA Introduces Cost-Saving Measures

Covid-19: BTA Introduces Cost-Saving Measures

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Board of Directors has announced cost-saving measures “necessary across our organisation to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.” An email sent out by BTA Interim CEO Glenn Jones said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Board of Directors announced this week a slate of cost-saving measures necessary across... Read more of this article

BTA: Temporary Salary & Workweek Reductions

BTA: Temporary Salary & Workweek Reductions

The BTA is cutting spending across divisions and instituting temporary salary and workweek reductions; with employees taking a workweek reduction of one or two days with corresponding pay decreases, while C-suite executives will maintain their full workweek while having their salary cut. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]... Read more of this article