New Initiatives For Hospitality Month Celebration

March 29, 2017

Malika Cartwrighht Bermuda March 29 2017Scavenger hunts, great prizes and events – that’s just some of the excitement on offer for April’s Hospitality Month celebrations, hosted by the Bermuda Hospitality Institute.

According to Malika Cartwright, BHI’s Executive Director, this year’s event aims to get as many Bermuda residents and visitors involved as possible, starting with a big launch event at City Hall on Tuesday, April 4 at noon.

Mrs. Cartwright stated, “The theme for Hospitality Month over the past few years has been ‘Experiencing Bermuda’ and we are continuing with that, but in a more creative way.

“In the past getting people to actually go out and experience different sights and landmarks on the Island was a challenge, that’s why this year we decided to make it as interactive as possible by introducing the scavenger hunt.

“We are encouraging people to download the BVO app or pick up the clues weekly from the Hamilton Visitor’s Information Centre; then in their free time they are encouraged to go out and explore all corners of Bermuda to compete for prizes from places like Cambridge Beaches, Fun Golf and Lindo’s, just to name a few.”

Those who visit the locations found in all 30 clues will be entered into a draw for a grand prize. In addition to getting people to have fun, the goal is to get residents ready for the influx of visitors Bermuda is going to have in lead up to the 35th America’s Cup in June.

“We want to get everyone in Bermuda ready for the influx of visitors Bermuda is going to have for the season, so when a visitor asks you a question you are able to say ‘I went to this place and I tried this,” Mrs. Cartwright explained.

“Another aim is to get people reconnected with the Island. A lot of times we get so busy with our routine we don’t take the time to visit these iconic and beautiful Bermuda locations. Some people have never been to these spots, others haven’t been in a long time.

“This is a chance to go out and explore the Island and see what we have to offer and why we always tell people ‘We live where you vacation’.”

However, that’s not all that’s happening during Hospitality Month.

For the entire month of April, Rosa’s will be concocting a specialty drink and all proceeds from that, and any blooming onions ordered, will go towards BHI’s various education and training programmes.

On Wednesday, April 12, BHI will host a special graduation ceremony for those who completed their waiter server programme through the Division of Professional & Career Education [PACE] at Bermuda College. On this occasion, they will also recognize a few of their hospitality training students who took part in the START initiative.

For more information on the BHI’s upcoming events, visit

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