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2019 Bermuda Cruise Ship Schedule Released

2019 Bermuda Cruise Ship Schedule Released

The 2019 cruise ship schedule has been released, with 108 contract cruise ship visits and 84 occasional visits included, for a total of 192 visits to Bermuda during the year, compared with the 180 visits in 2018. The five contract callers are Celebrity Summit with 17 visits, Norwegian Gem with 22 visits, Grandeur of the Seas with 18 visits, Anthem of... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermudians Featured In “T Magazine”

Photos: Bermudians Featured In “T Magazine”

The Bermuda Tourism Authority showcased Bermudian photographers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to help travellers see the island through their words and images via advertorial placements in The New York Times T Magazine this year. The two-page spread featuring the Bermudian talent is part of a media partnership between the Bermuda Tourism Authority... Read more of this article

Magazine Spotlights Bermuda Entrepreneurs

Magazine Spotlights Bermuda Entrepreneurs

A partnership between the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Garden & Gun magazine cast a publicity spotlight on some of the island’s creative minds. Six local entrepreneurs and tastemakers are in the December/January issue and featured on the Garden & Gun website. Social media posts have helped to broaden the reach further. and the BTA said the... Read more of this article

Brands Events Manager: Thomas Lightbourne

Brands Events Manager: Thomas Lightbourne

Thomas Lightbourne has been hired as brand events manager, the Bermuda Tourism Authority announced today [Dec 10]. “The young Bermudian talent moves over from the Corporation of Hamilton where he had eight years of experience in event management and marketing, including responsibilities for City Food Festival and Bermuda Fashion Festival,”... Read more of this article

Jakai Franks To Manage Visitor Services Centres

Jakai Franks To Manage Visitor Services Centres

Bermuda’s Visitor Services Centres will have new leadership soon, as Bermudian Jakai Franks will fill the role as Operations Manager in January, bringing with him 14 years of retail experience – including more than six years in senior management. BVSC Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Bermuda Tourism Authority and is charged primarily with increasing... Read more of this article

Leonard Williams In BTA Career Programme

Leonard Williams In BTA Career Programme

The Bermuda Tourism Authority said they have “placed another promising young team member on a pathway to the management ranks.” “Since August of this year, Leonard Williams, 24, has been with NYC & Company as part of a BTA career development programme,” the BTA said. “When he wraps up with New York City’s official... Read more of this article

Bill For Tax Relief For Bermudiana Beach Resort

Bill For Tax Relief For Bermudiana Beach Resort

A Bill tabled in Parliament seeks to offer relief from customs duty, hotel occupancy tax and exemption from the employer’s share of the payroll tax for a period of ten years for the Bermudiana Beach Resort. Titled the “Tourism Investment [Bermudiana Beach Resort] Order 2018,” the Bill is in relation to the Grand Atlantic property on the... Read more of this article

Panelists For Tourism Plan Info Sessions

Panelists For Tourism Plan Info Sessions

Three upcoming information sessions are aiming to spread awareness of the National Tourism Plan, with the events to be held this week by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Monday, Dec 3 at Port Royal Golf Course Clubhouse [6-7:30pm]Minister Zane DeSilva, Ministry of Tourism & Transport Hazel Clark, BTA Director of Sports Business Development Sean... Read more of this article

National Tourism Plan Information Sessions

National Tourism Plan Information Sessions

Three upcoming information sessions are aiming to spread awareness of the National Tourism Plan, with the events to be held on December 3, December 5, and December 6. The event poster says, “Learn how the National Tourism Plan affects you, your country and the future. Three information sessions are coming to a meeting place near you.West –... Read more of this article

Column: MP Scott Simmons On BTA Legislation

Column: MP Scott Simmons On BTA Legislation

[Opinion column written by MP Scott Simmons] The Bermuda Tourism Authority Amendment Act 2018 was passed on Friday. The main purpose of the tabled amendments is to ensure that the Government of the day has input into who sits on the Board of this taxpayer-funded entity. Currently, the board of the BTA was appointed by the former OBA government, and... Read more of this article

Column: MP Leah Scott On BTA Legislation

Column: MP Leah Scott On BTA Legislation

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] In the House of Assembly on Friday, November, 23, MP Scott Simmons spoke of “dismantling” the BTA. When challenged on the use of the word “dismantle”, MP Simmons then tried to waffle his way out of the statement, but there is no denying that MP Simmons used the word “dismantle”. He was then... Read more of this article

2017: Tourism Contributed 16% Of Govt Revenue

2017: Tourism Contributed 16% Of Govt Revenue

Tourism contributed $162 million [or 16%] of the total government revenue for 2017, the total number of jobs related directly to tourism increased from 2,607 in 2016 to 2,996 in 2017, and the total combined contribution of the tourism industry’s Gross Value Added [GVA] to the Bermuda economy was $754 million. This is according to the 2017 Tourism... Read more of this article

BTA: $655,000 To Support Entrepreneurial Ideas

BTA: $655,000 To Support Entrepreneurial Ideas

Innovative tours headline a crop of two dozen experiences and events set to receive investment funds as a result of the Tourism Experiences Investment process, with $655,000 assigned to supporting entrepreneurial ideas in 2019. The Bermuda Tourism Authority took in 52 completed applications for home-grown tourism ideas, approving 46 percent of them. Most... Read more of this article