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Joseph Best Joins BTA Board Of Directors

Joseph Best Joins BTA Board Of Directors

Joseph Best Jr. has been appointed to the Bermuda Tourism Authority Board of Directors, replacing Allison Towlson who retired from the Board following her retirement from Chubb. Mr. Best holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing degree from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Endicott College. He... Read more of this article

Six Cruise Ships Scheduled For Halloween

Six Cruise Ships Scheduled For Halloween

The island is set to have a number of extra trick or treaters on Halloween, with some six cruise ships scheduled to visit — set to berth in Dockyard, St George’s, Hamilton and at anchor– with all six ships combined estimated to be carrying over 18,000 passengers and crew.The Carnival Conquest, Hamburg, AIDAluna, Disney Magic, Azamara... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Seven Seas Navigator Arrives

Photos & Video: Seven Seas Navigator Arrives

[Updated with photos] The Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship arrived in St George’s this morning [Oct 15], with the 565 foot long cruise ship carrying an estimated 480 passengers and 325 crew members. The 23-minute live video replay is below:This marks one of sixteen calls St George’s is scheduled to receive this year, with one more ship... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Been Busy Expanding Opportunities’

Column: ‘Been Busy Expanding Opportunities’

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister for Tourism Senator Crystal Caesar] Since winning the General Election of 2017, the PLP, under the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism has been busy providing opportunities for the people of Bermuda. These are opportunities for all Bermudians; the people who entrusted us with leading our island home. The... Read more of this article

Airbnb Will Collect 4.5 Percent Visitor Fee

Airbnb Will Collect 4.5 Percent Visitor Fee

Airbnb will collect the new 4.5 percent visitor fee on vacation rentals from guests staying at Bermuda Airbnb listings, and Bermuda will be featured on Airbnb’s new Experiences platform. The Vacation Rental Act 2018, which came into effect earlier this year, requires vacation rental owner to register their property and pay a 4.5% vacation rental fee. “Airbnb... Read more of this article

Buckhead Coalition Arrives In Bermuda Via Yacht

Buckhead Coalition Arrives In Bermuda Via Yacht

The Buckhead Coalition recently paid a visit to Bermuda, arriving on the island aboard the luxury 93-foot yacht Falcon on October 5. A spokesperson said, “Continuing its exchange of interests since its creation of a Sister Community arrangement with the British Community of Bermuda, the Buckhead Coalition commissioned a return visit to Bermuda... Read more of this article

Travel Summit Spotlight On Young Families

Travel Summit Spotlight On Young Families

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is encouraging the island’s tourism industry stakeholders to “prepare for anticipated growth in the number of young families vacationing on the island over the next five years.” “This data point is underscored as the Family Travel Association holds its annual summit in Bermuda this week,” the BTA... Read more of this article

Conde Nast: Bermuda Named #1 Island In Region

Conde Nast: Bermuda Named #1 Island In Region

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Bermuda recognised as the #1 Island in the Caribbean and Atlantic Region, while splashing a spectacular photo of Bermuda’s shoreline on the cover of the November issue, the BTA said. “This is one of the biggest PR moments of the year for our tourism... Read more of this article

USATF Chooses Bermuda For Athlete Summit

USATF Chooses Bermuda For Athlete Summit

Up to 45 high performance athletes and thought leaders from USA Track & Field’s Athletes Advisory Committee are gearing up for a visit to Bermuda this month. “They’re travelling out here to participate in a series of meetings, held annually, to help set the organisation’s strategic goals for the year ahead and provide development training... Read more of this article

Minister Welcomes Disney On Inaugural Visit

Minister Welcomes Disney On Inaugural Visit

On Saturday [Oct 6], Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban welcomed the Disney Magic cruise ship, as the iconic brand made its first ever visit to Bermuda. The ship took on a Bermuda Branch Pilot at approximately 7.15am off St. David’s and made her way up North Shore to Heritage Wharf in Dockyard where it was welcomed with a water... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: First Disney Magic Cruise Arrives

Photos & Video: First Disney Magic Cruise Arrives

[Updated with Dockyard arrival photos] The much anticipated Disney Magic cruise made her inaugural call to Bermuda this morning [Oct 6], marking the first time the iconic brand will visit the island. Disney Magic arriving in DockyardThe ship took on a Bermuda Branch Pilot at approximately 7.15am off St. David’s and made her way up North Shore... Read more of this article

New Visitor Services Centre On Front Street

New Visitor Services Centre On Front Street

A new Visitor Services Centre going up on the Hamilton waterfront is part of a “strategic approach to increase the amount of money travellers spend,” the BTA said, explaining that the two-level – plus roof deck - structure previously served as the Artemis Team Base during the America’s Cup, and the approved budget for its reassembly... Read more of this article

Kevin Dallas Named AFAR Travel Vanguard

Kevin Dallas Named AFAR Travel Vanguard

Bermudian Kevin Dallas — the CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority — has been named a Travel Vanguard by AFAR, cited as “one of the nine individuals are harnessing the power of travel to make a difference in the world.” “On behalf of the Bermuda Tourism Authority Board and staff, I congratulate Kevin on this wonderful global... Read more of this article