5 Hours Of Video: Bermuda Tourism Summit

October 15, 2019

[Updating] The Bermuda Tourism Summit is being held today [Oct 15], and you can tune in and watch live below.

BTA CEO Kevin Dallas previously said, “We’re one year into the six-year National Tourism Plan, so it’s time to take stock of what we’ve accomplished so far, anticipate changes already shaping up, and adjust our strategies and outlook accordingly.

“This iteration of our annual summit will therefore take a longer-term view—thinking through strategic goals, checking in on success indicators, and setting priorities for 2020 and beyond.”

Update: The first live broadcast has concluded and the 2-hour replay is below

Update: The second video below is the ‘BRAVO’ session, which the BTA described by saying, “Bermuda Rental Association of Vacation-Home Owners [BRAVO] is a new organisation born of a desire to promote, support and represent a growing segment of the island’s tourism market.

“Members of BRAVO discuss the group’s objectives and invite vacation rental owners, managers and affiliates to register and share ideas on increasing the tourism experience for our vacation rental guests. They’ll also discuss how to gain economies of scale by working together in transportation, supply ordering, taxes, cleaning, linen and other services.”

Update: The second live broadcast has concluded and the 37-minute replay is below

Update: The live video below is the Hotel Outlook and Airline Outlook sessions. The BTA information is below.

Hotel Outlook

Representatives from several of Bermuda’s newest hotel projects are on deck to showcase the facilities and
amenities that will help expand the island’s offerings.

  • John Bush, Owner/Developer, Azura Bermuda
  • Laura Purroy, General Manager, St. Regis Hotel Development
  • Robert MacLellan, Managing Director, MacLellan Associates and Project Leader, Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry
  • Collection by Hilton

Hotel Outlook Session

Airline Outlook

In this in-depth session, get an insider view of the new Bermuda airport to debut in the summer of 2020. Then international firm Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting (APAC) shares the realities of air service development, the current landscape for Bermuda and the components of a long-term sustainable strategy. Followed by a panel discussion including APAC, BTA, Bermuda Airport Authority and Skyport.

  • Aaron Adderley, President, Skyport
  • Kevin Dallas, CEO, Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Brad DiFiore, Managing Director, Ailevon Pacific
  • Ken Hassard, Commercial Director, Skyport
  • Oliver Lamb, Managing Director, Ailevon Pacific
  • Lester Nelson, CEO, Bermuda Airport Authority

Airline Outlook Session

Bring it Home

Bermudians return home to share their diverse experiences abroad, and what applications there may be back inBermuda. From insights on the evolution of placemaking and hotel spaces to content development and storytelling, you won’t want to miss the life lessons in this nal session of the day.

  • Daren Bascome, Managing Director, Proverb, proverbagency.com
  • Clare O’Connor, Editorial Director, Bumble
  • Richard Tucker, Complex General Manager, The Assemblage

Bring it Home Session

The Bermuda Tourism Summit Schedule follows below [PDF here]

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  1. Eve says:

    Great job by Bernews covering the Summit, interested parties who could not attend can follow the various segments of the Summit.
    Bravo should be a big help for vacation rental owners to have a say in how their industry is run and not dictated to by the BTA and the Government.
    Adam Sacks presentation was informative but some of his comments confirmed he doesn’t know the history behind tourism in Bermuda. Adam praising BTA for “changing the narrative” on tourism confirms too that he doesn’t understand it takes a unique sales and marketing effort to sustain tourism in Bermuda. Changing the narrative means changing the story, you can change to meet the demands of today’s travelers but you can’t change the foundation Bermuda tourism was built on. The foundation Bermuda tourism was built on is still applicable today and BTA missed that point.
    Erin Smith saying air service should be funded if necessary is lost in some other world, Bermuda can’t afford more government handouts.