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Tourism Authority Announce Five New Hires

Tourism Authority Announce Five New Hires

Hazel Clark, Nadia Hall, Kristin McSweeney, Rohan Shastri, and Keisha Webb have all joined the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the BTA announced today. The BTA said, “Five of the six new roles created at the Bermuda Tourism Authority as part of a budget neutral restructuring plan that began in January are now filled. “The changes were designed... Read more of this article

Minister: Five-Year Plan For Bermuda’s Tourism

Minister: Five-Year Plan For Bermuda’s Tourism

The Ministry of Economic Development & Tourism has been working with the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] to update the National Tourism Plan, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said, explaining that the objective is to develop a five-year plan for the growth of Bermuda’s tourism “in a world where tourism is constantly... Read more of this article

Shelly Bay Consultative Process To Continue

Shelly Bay Consultative Process To Continue

The Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons is reminding people that the “consultative process surrounding Shelly Bay has not concluded and that you still have an opportunity to have your views heard and help shape the final outcome.” Minister Simmons said, “This consultative process will only conclude after proposals... Read more of this article

‘Potential Of Ruining, Rather Than Enhancing’

‘Potential Of Ruining, Rather Than Enhancing’

[Opinion column written by Cheryl-Ann Griffin] Dear Bermuda, I write in response to Mr. Glenn Jones’ letter in yesterday’s Bernews. I write on behalf of those whom Mr. Jones has named as ‘dissenters’. The BTA is, in actuality, attempting to appropriate the success of Shelly Bay, gentrify and contrive activities and events at Shelly Bay and commercialize... Read more of this article

‘Not Commercialisation, It’s Entrepreneurialism’

‘Not Commercialisation, It’s Entrepreneurialism’

[Written by Glenn Jones] Dear Bermuda, The Bermuda Tourism Authority plan for Shelly Bay Beach is not commercialisation, it’s entrepreneurialism. The proposed execution is non-permanent and entirely removable. It’s cost effective and sustainable – utilising the existing power and parking infrastructure at the site. The plan honours the cultural... Read more of this article

New Edition Of ‘Moon Bermuda’ Book Published

New Edition Of ‘Moon Bermuda’ Book Published

Bermuda’s entrepreneurial energy and outdoors appeal is highlighted in the fifth edition of Moon Bermuda, published by Avalon Travel, of Berkeley, CA. Written by Bermudian journalist Rosemary Jones, the latest, 336-page edition of the full-colour guidebook underscores the island’s tourism renaissance, complete with active, experiential attractions... Read more of this article

Ministry: Vacation Rental Act Commences

Ministry: Vacation Rental Act Commences

The Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism today [July 2] announced the commencement of the Vacation Rental Act 2018, which requires vacation rental owner to register their property and pay a 4.5% vacation rental fee. The Ministry is advising homeowners and proprietors of vacation rental units to review the Fact Sheet here on the Government... Read more of this article

BTA: More Local Entertainment This Summer

BTA: More Local Entertainment This Summer

Bermudian entertainers are a central focus of this year’s line-up of summer activities for visitors, with the recently released Uncover Bermuda brochure featuring a more robust list of Bermudian musicians than in years past, the BTA said today. A spokesperson said, “PinkSand Entertainment, Goslings and the Bermuda Tourism Authority will team... Read more of this article

Bermuda Awarded Best Weekend Destination

Bermuda Awarded Best Weekend Destination

Bermuda was recently awarded the Best Weekend Destination in World by readers of Global Traveler magazine. “The Global Traveler magazine has 300,000 readers and connects with U.S. based frequent, affluent, international travelers. Bermuda was recognized during the sixth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Each year, Global... Read more of this article

$125K Sponsorship: Bermuda Heroes Weekend

$125K Sponsorship: Bermuda Heroes Weekend

[Updated] The Government announced sponsorship of the 2018 Heroes Weekend Carnival for $125,000 saying this “dynamic new partnership will ensure that Heroes’ Weekend Carnival is sustained long into the future and will be cemented onto Bermuda’s Social and Cultural calendar.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 15], Minister... Read more of this article

Interested In Running Shelly Bay Concession?

Interested In Running Shelly Bay Concession?

If you are interested in operating a concession at Shelly Bay, the Bermuda Tourism Authority is inviting you to fill out an online expression of interest form and consider their info session for entrepreneurs on June 19th at 6:30pm at Francis Patton School.A spokesperson said, “We’re excited about the possibility of a new concession area at Shelly... Read more of this article

Rosewood Bermuda Unveils $25M Renovations

Rosewood Bermuda Unveils $25M Renovations

Rosewood Bermuda has unveiled a comprehensive renovation, including 88 elevated guestrooms, a redesigned lobby, and more. Last year the owners announced that Rosewood Bermuda — formerly known as Rosewood Tucker’s Point — would temporarily close to “undergo a comprehensive $25 million re-imagination”, included a redesign of the guestrooms,... Read more of this article

Loren Named One Of World’s Best New Hotels

Loren Named One Of World’s Best New Hotels

The Loren has been named one of the “world’s best new hotels” by private jet lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler, who called it a “striking modern boutique property” with “gorgeous ocean views.” The story said, “The newest hotel in Bermuda—the country’s first new-build hotel in 45 years, in fact—is a striking... Read more of this article