Tag: Bermuda tourism

Old Sonesta To Become ‘Princess Beach Club’

Old Sonesta To Become ‘Princess Beach Club’

The Green Family confirmed that they will redevelop the former Sonesta Beach Hotel as the Princess Beach Club, and said that — pending planning approval — the beach club is expected to be completed by Spring 2015. The Greens purchased the property last year, which followed after their purchase of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess in 2012. The... Read more of this article

New BTA Video: “What I Love About Bermuda”

New BTA Video: “What I Love About Bermuda”

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released the first in a series of vignettes featuring both locals and visitors expressing what they love and are able to enjoy in Bermuda, saying “there is always something unique and special to share.” The BTA is also incorporating the use of a new hashtag — #lovemybermuda — with the video,... Read more of this article

BTA Investment Application Now Fully Digital

BTA Investment Application Now Fully Digital

The application process for up to $75,000 of investment funding in homegrown tourism ideas is now fully digital, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said today. The latest round of public submissions for Tourism Experiences began September 5th and for the first time 100% of the application is completed online. “Not only is the online submission process... Read more of this article

Minister, Shadow On Purchase Of Newstead

Minister, Shadow On Purchase Of Newstead

Both Minister of Tourism & Transport Shawn Crockwell and Shadow Tourism Minister Zane Desilva have commented on the news that Larry Doyle has purchased Newstead and Belmont Hills. Minister Crockwell said, “This is great news. These are two great properties and will be significant as we continue to revitalize Bermuda tourism.” The Minister said... Read more of this article

Reaction To Tourism’s Use Of Altered Photo

Reaction To Tourism’s Use Of Altered Photo

[Updated] Following complaints on social media about a photoshopped image posted by the island’s official tourism page, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said they “inherited image assets that are less than ideal”, “regret using an image that was badly altered/photoshopped,” and added that they are working with local talent... Read more of this article

Opposition: New York Trip “Raises Questions”

Opposition: New York Trip “Raises Questions”

[Updated] “After the recent lecture by the Finance Minister informing Bermudians that ‘money doesn’t grow on trees,’ the recent junket which the Premier and a cadre of OBA insiders participated in raises questions,” Shadow Tourism Minister Zane DeSilva said today. “The public has a right to know why it was necessary... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority Hosts New York Media

Tourism Authority Hosts New York Media

Today [Sept 24] the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] hosted a media event at which Premier Michael Dunkley and Tourism Development & Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell spoke to what the BTA said were “some of the most influential publications in the world of travel.” The BTA said, “They discussed a wide range of topics including:... Read more of this article

United Celebrates 25 Years Flying To Bermuda

United Celebrates 25 Years Flying To Bermuda

United Airlines is celebrating 25 years of service to Bermuda, and hosted a 25th anniversary celebration yesterday, in which airline executives presented a scale model of a B-737-800 to the Minister of Tourism and Transport. The airline operates daily flights between Bermuda and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, with onward connections... Read more of this article

Tourism Satellite Account Report Released

Tourism Satellite Account Report Released

Last year tourism contributed $289.4 million to Bermuda’s GDP, employment directly related to tourism declined 10.1%, Government spent $30 million to provide tourism services and a total of 579,808 visitors to Bermuda translated into $412 million spent within the local economy, a decrease of $3 million from 2012. These figures come from the 2013 Tourism... Read more of this article

Elbow Beach Renovates Three Meeting Rooms

Elbow Beach Renovates Three Meeting Rooms

In the first step of a multi-phase renovation, the Elbow Beach Resort said they have re-introduced three newly renovated meeting room spaces. “We are excited to showcase our newly renovated meeting space and look forward to welcoming events of all kinds here at Elbow Beach,” commented Edmund Burns, the Elbow Beach Bermuda’s Owners’ Representative. “The... Read more of this article


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