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BTA: $838,000 Investment Funding For 2018

BTA: $838,000 Investment Funding For 2018

More than 20 home-grown ideas, out of a total 55 approved experiences, will receive investment funding from the Bermuda Tourism Authority for the first time in 2018, with $838,000 allocated in total for the 55 experiences. “The 23 newly supported tourism experiences is the largest crop of successful new applicants since the process to find home-grown... Read more of this article

‘Disturbed With Findings, Lack Of Accountability’

‘Disturbed With Findings, Lack Of Accountability’

[Updated with BTA response] In providing an update on the audit of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons said he was “quite disturbed with its findings and the lack of accountability.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today, Minister Simmons said, “In planning and performing the... Read more of this article

Bermuda Tourism Authority Financial Statements

Bermuda Tourism Authority Financial Statements

The Bermuda Tourism Authority released their financial statements and also information on their staff salaries and bonus payments. In a letter accompanying the release, BTA CEO Bill Hanbury said, “As we move into 2015, the entire team is focused on three primary objectives, all of them growth oriented: increasing air arrivals, increasing visitor... Read more of this article

BTA Provided $50,000 Sponsorship For BHW

BTA Provided $50,000 Sponsorship For BHW

The Bermuda Tourism Authority provided $50,000 in sponsorship for Bermuda Heroes Weekend [BHW], Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell said in the House of Assembly on Friday. The Minister was replying to a Parliamentary Question from the Opposition who asked “what was the total sponsorship given for Bermuda Heroes Weekend by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.” Audio... Read more of this article

BTA Executive Staff Receive Bonus Payments

BTA Executive Staff Receive Bonus Payments

Members of the executive staff of the Bermuda Tourism Authority have received bonus payments and the bonus for BTA CEO Bill Hanbury was guaranteed for the first year, Minister of Tourism Shawn Crockwell said in the House on Friday [July 10]. Minister Crockwell, who was answering questions from Shadow Minister of Tourism Zane DeSilva, explained that... Read more of this article

BTA On $180,000 Interest Free Loan To Whitfield

BTA On $180,000 Interest Free Loan To Whitfield

The Bermuda Tourism Authority said they “granted a request from the Whitfield Group to facilitate an interest free loan in order to protect several visitor events scheduled at the Pier 6 facility.” The matter had been discussed in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 13], with Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell answering questions from Opposition... Read more of this article

Minister Details BTA Spending On Rent, Furniture

Minister Details BTA Spending On Rent, Furniture

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] spent $178,000 on furniture and spends $18,617 per month for their office space, Transport & Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell said in the House of Assembly on Friday [Feb 13]. Answering questions from Shadow Minister of Tourism Zane DeSilva, Minister Crockwell said that the BTA spent $178,000 on furniture, $52,000... 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

BTA Investing $813,000 In Tourism Experiences

BTA Investing $813,000 In Tourism Experiences

Aerial tours on a Cessna aircraft, an international Town Crier Competition and Hubie’s Nights by Chewstick are some of the tourism experiences that will receive more than $813,100 in funding from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The BTA said, “More than $813,100 will be invested in homegrown ideas from local entrepreneurs as part of the 2015 tourism... Read more of this article