Premier: ’60% Of Hotel Inventory Available’

August 30, 2020 | 6 Comments

“Another important development for the tourism industry and for Bermuda as a whole, is the reopening of the Hamilton Princess,” Premier David Burt said, adding that, “once it reopens, Bermuda will be at just over 60% of our available hotel inventory with many more Bermudians going back to work.”

Speaking at Thursday’s [Aug 27] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “Putting on my Tourism hat, I would like to acknowledge the Bermuda Business Development Agency and the Bermuda Tourism Authority staff are creatively working to ensure the world knows that we are open for busines and a safe jurisdiction.

“We are beginning to see increased airline capacity and next month we will have double the capacity that we had in July, and we are forecasting to be at 60% capacity in October.

“I was able to participate in a webinar jointly hosted by the BDA and the BTA and the World Travel and Tourism Council, with over 100 participants. I discussed our Work from Bermuda campaign and was on a panel with someone who had applied, approved and has already moved to Bermuda.

“Capitalizing on our innovation, safety, and agility to quickly create this initiative is exactly what Bermuda has been known for – originality and leadership.

“Another important development for the tourism industry and for Bermuda as a whole, is the reopening of the Hamilton Princess tomorrow. Once it reopens, Bermuda will be at just over 60% of our available hotel inventory with many more Bermudians going back to work to be able to provide for their families.

“These impressive results can only be achieved because the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transport, the Airport Authority, and the BTA have come together to work in unison for Bermuda. We have a long way to go, but the recovery of our tourism industry is well underway.“

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  1. outerbridge says:

    Stop taking credit for hotels reopening!

  2. Question says:

    So nearly half of the tourism industry has gone. And he calls these figures “impressive results”.

  3. sanchez says:

    How will cruise ships work? Will we be closed to cruise ships until there is a vaccine?
    In Europe, cruising has started up again….what’s Bermuda’s position on cruise ship tourists?

  4. comfortably numb says:

    Copying Barbados is not ‘originality and leadership’, it is copying and following.

  5. kevin says:

    There is no way our hotels will be at 60% … please have all of the Properties open send their October bookings this is another plp ploy to get the flock believe tourism is active and gaining momentum ..simply not true this is election mode ” i will say anything” to get your vote and then the truth is revealed remember the election is October 1st . Burt and his travelling circus will spin – tumble – juggle all of the numbers to make you believe his plp are working for you ….elect me elect me you had 2+ years of the Burt comedy show how better off are you today

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