Tag: Bermuda tourism

1938 Brochure Offers Bermuda Cruise For $50

1938 Brochure Offers Bermuda Cruise For $50

A 1938 travel brochure that urges vacationers to make their way to the island promises cruises that are the “smart thrifty way to Bermuda,” with round trip tickets starting at only $50. The brochure, which details passage aboard the Eastern Steamship Lines’ Acadia, offers regular round-trip fare of $50, a ‘Live Ashore in Bermuda... Read more of this article

Videos & Slides: 2015 Bermuda Tourism Summit

Videos & Slides: 2015 Bermuda Tourism Summit

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has released a series of videos featuring the topics covered at the recent Bermuda Tourism Summit with themes including “What to Expect from America’s Cup,” “Vacation Rental Market,” “The Year Ahead,” and “Managing Your Online Reputation.” The Bermuda Tourism website... Read more of this article

Premier Visits Hotel To See Upgrade Progress

Premier Visits Hotel To See Upgrade Progress

Yesterday [Feb 12], at the invitation of Mr. Andrew Green, owner of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Premier Michael Dunkley participated in a site visit at the hotel property. The Premier was joined yesterday by the Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell, Sen. Vic Ball, Junior Minister for Tourism Development and Transport and... Read more of this article

Opinion: Rebuilding Bermuda’s Tourism Product

Opinion: Rebuilding Bermuda’s Tourism Product

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of Tourism Zane DeSilva] There has been a fair bit of discussion of late – largely emanating from the Bermuda Tourism Authority and its CEO Bill Hanbury – about the need for Bermuda to differentiate itself from the Caribbean. For the most part, Bermuda is a unique product not the least of which because... Read more of this article

BTA CEO Bill Hanbury Base Salary: $295,000

BTA CEO Bill Hanbury Base Salary: $295,000

[Updated] Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury’s compensation package is a base annual salary of $295,000, a housing allowance of $75,000 plus the potential for a 30% bonus, the BTA said today. The BTA said, “The Bermuda Tourism Authority is reaffirming its commitment to transparency and accountability by releasing the salary information... Read more of this article

Minister Names Three Gaming Commissioners

Minister Names Three Gaming Commissioners

Alan Dunch, Garry Madeiros and Denis Tucker are the designate Gaming Commissioners, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said today [Feb 11]. “There are still two remaining appointments to be made, but in the interest of getting the Commission up and running as soon as possible so that we can expedite the introduction... Read more of this article

BTA Seeks Public Input On Vacation Rentals

BTA Seeks Public Input On Vacation Rentals

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] wants more of the public’s input on the future of the island’s vacation rental market, with an online feedback forum now accepting input from members of the public who have an interest in the topic. “We had a fruitful discussion on vacation rentals at the Bermuda Tourism Summit last month,” said Karla Lacey,... Read more of this article

BTA: 2014 Total Arrivals Were “Relatively Flat”

BTA: 2014 Total Arrivals Were “Relatively Flat”

Though most of our competitors experienced increases in air arrivals compared to 2013, Bermuda experienced an overall decline of 5.1% and total arrivals for 2014 were relatively flat with growth of 0.8%, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today [Feb 10]. The BTA report summary said, “2014 was a year of transition for Bermuda Tourism. The year... Read more of this article

BTA: Pink Sale A Success; Reservations Up 45%

BTA: Pink Sale A Success; Reservations Up 45%

The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] strategy to drive visitation to Bermuda in the first quarter [when arrivals and hotel occupancy numbers are traditionally lower] is paying off in confirmed hotel bookings, the BTA said today. “The number of reservations made in the 2015 Pink Sale increased 45% when compared to the 2014 Pink Sale; while room... Read more of this article

BTA Publishing More Tourism Data, Info Online

BTA Publishing More Tourism Data, Info Online

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has rolled out a new ‘Advocacy’ section to its website designed to empower the public with more information about the Bermuda tourism economy. The BTA said, “Web visitors will find historical performance data, economic impact figures, information on hospitality jobs and a retrospective on the hotel industry. ... Read more of this article


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