Minister Simmons’ Trip To NY Cost $1,274.46

March 5, 2018

A trip in February 2018 by Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons to New York to support the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s “New York Market Blitz” cost $1,274.46, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage.

The trip duration was listed as from February 20, 2018 – February 23, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of Economic Development and Tourism travelled to New York from 20th to 23rd February, 2018 to support the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s ‘New York Market Blitz, where he and BTA executives met with Media, Travel Trade Professionals and Meeting and Event Planners for the purpose of promoting and selling Bermuda as a top destination for business and tourism.”


  • Air Travel: $482.50
  • Accommodation: $704.35
  • Meals: $87.61
  • Total costs: $1,274.46

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  1. Tomas says:

    Jamahl reports $1,274.46 as his portion of the NYC BTA dinner blitz at Tiki Tabu for 80 media, meeting planners and travel pros and 20+ BTA staff, stakeholders and friends.

  2. Well done.
    Pat Pamplin and Sylvan Richards lacked transparency by taking funds from the Government purse, to fund their leisure time at the Olympics in BRAZIL
    Humph!!Also, oba deliberately STOPPED employing Bermudians and used much of that ” stored” money for the disgusting yacht races(America Cup) last year.
    Thank you, Minister Jamahl, for your honesty, openness and straight forwardness. It speaks volumes about the ruling P.L.P.

  3. Well done, Jamahl. Your transparency speaks volumes about you and the P.L.P.
    Great job!!

    • Double S says:

      So does his past tweets…

    • shrew says:

      er… let’s see that tweet again?

    • Eve says:

      Jamahl could be even more transparent by informing the public of the total cost this blitz the Government purse did pay for it!!

  4. Wha.. says:

    Guess the OBA trolls have nothing negative to say…

  5. Hello says:

    That can’t be right …..three nights in NY for $700 and $87 for three squares a day?? What planet do they think we live on?