Video: Interview With BTA CEO Kevin Dallas

May 8, 2018

Following the release of the 2018 first quarter visitor arrival statistics earlier today, Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] CEO Kevin Dallas is speaking with Bernews this afternoon [May 8], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Jeremy Deacon.

Update: The live broadcast has ended, and the 40-minute replay is below

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  1. smile says:

    Thank you BTA.

    Incredible work this group does. They are rarely praised and often used as a political football.
    But the fact show they are doing great work for Bermuda. Keep it up!!!

    With tourism floundering through the 2000′s I have gone from being on the brink of closing my small tourism focused business to adding additional full time employees. I doubt this would have happened at the trajectory tourism was going pre-BTA

  2. Tony Brannon says:

    Great Job !

  3. Performance Appraisal says:

    Hold on, a key deliverable to get to an annual bonus is demonstrating how YOU grew arrival numbers and were innovating in re-shaping the Tourism Proposition. Excuses about Americas Cup not returning aren’t in your job description, nowhere does it say “CEO will be excuses from delivering on his performance targets if AC2017 doesn’t come back for AC2018″

    • Bermudian Thinker says:

      I actually do not even see that inferred here in this interview at all. He is basically telling you what is happening, which is more than I can say for other quangos and government organizations.

      It is called transparency.

    • nerema says:

      So he should get full credit for the 21% increase in visitor air arrivals then. Fair is fair.

    • smile says:


      Do you not know “outlier” events occur? Ie. America’s Cup will boost tourism in Bermuda the year it is held here. Works the same as Hotels in USA get a boost every year in first week of Feb when Superbowl is in their city. TRUST ME……. Minnesota won’t be charging $900 a night in Holiday Inns in Minneapolis in 2019 as they were able to in 2017!!! Back to $72 per night!

      Surely Performance Appraisal — you won’t take the “Bait” when you see a headline saying PLP has driven island into recession because Visitor spending is Down in June 2018 vs 2017.

      And For your Information. America’s Cup is sailed every 4 years. So if Kevin Dallas got AC2018 back in Bermuda 1 year after the sailing in 2017…… I would then agree with you that such maneuvering would likely be well above his current pay grade

  4. Dunn juice says:

    You mean plp isn’t to credit for this:(