Panelists For Tourism Plan Info Sessions

December 3, 2018

Three upcoming information sessions are aiming to spread awareness of the National Tourism Plan, with the events to be held this week by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

Monday, Dec 3 at Port Royal Golf Course Clubhouse [6-7:30pm]

  • Minister Zane DeSilva, Ministry of Tourism & Transport
  • Hazel Clark, BTA Director of Sports Business Development
  • Sean Tucker, Chairman of National Sports Centre
  • Alie & John Young, Co-owners of Ledgelets Cottage Colony

Wednesday, Dec 5 at Grotto Bay Beach Resort [6-7:30pm]

  • Paul Telford, Managing Director of Rosewood & BTA Chairman of the Board
  • Karla Lacey, BTA COO
  • Kristin White, Long Story Short
  • Laura Purroy, Hotelco – St. George’s St. Regis Resort

Thursday, Dec 6 at Wesley Methodist Church [5:30-7pm]

  • Minister Zane DeSilva, Ministry of Tourism & Transport
  • Glenn Jones, BTA Director of Strategy & Corporate Communications
  • Chris Garland, Restauranteur of Divots, Flanagan’s, Outback
  • Stephen Todd, BHA CEO & BTA Board Member

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  1. eve says:

    This panel makes more sense than having group of off-island consultants with no Bermuda tourism experience dictating the National Tourism Plan to the BDoT/BTA. The 4 zone plan was lucky if 20% was applicable by the time BTA even looked at it. For past 30 years Bermuda tourism has been telling the visitors what they will get instead of providing what the visitors expect for a memorable experience. There should be a different repeat visitor each day on the panel to provide visitor input that continues to be ignored.

    • Not says:

      Visitor input? You can’t please everyone and frankly some of these visitors are on crack when they say Bermuda is so expensive! Try spending a night in New York or Hawaii sometime their costs are higher than ours!

  2. eve says:

    It’s not just the $$$$ it is the total package that makes a memorable experience for a visitor. From the 1920’s until early 1970’s Bermuda was known for being expensive but guests paid the price to enjoy the level of service along with the other elements that made up their memorable experience. In 1970’s Bermuda hotel management adopted the ‘good enough’ attitude toward visitors and the decline in tourism started. Bermuda tourism has always been unique and only a few understand that how Bermuda EARNED its reputation as a prime destination is still applicable today.