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BTA Launches “Independent Retailer Month”

BTA Launches “Independent Retailer Month”

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said they are “working to elevate local brands to overseas consumers as part of ‘Independent Retailer Month,’ happening throughout July.” A spokesperson said, “The campaign, popularised annually in North America, is designed to promote local shopping to local consumers. While the Bermuda... Read more of this article

BTA Release PGA Tour Economic Impact Report

BTA Release PGA Tour Economic Impact Report

The inaugural PGA TOUR Bermuda Championship in 2019 “generated an estimated $22.6 million in value for Bermuda, leading to a 320-percent return on investment, according to a new KPMG economic impact report,” the BTA said. “The event drove more than 2,000 visitors to the island and racked up almost three-million viewers on television,”... Read more of this article

BTA’s Glenn Jones On Reaching Black Travelers

BTA’s Glenn Jones On Reaching Black Travelers

Bermuda Tourism Authority Interim CEO Glenn Jones recently spoke to Skift about how tourism marketers can reach Black travelers, with the publication saying that Bermuda does this by “highlighting the nation’s Black cultural history in their marketing collateral and working with Black celebrities and influencers.” The Skift.com story said,... Read more of this article

Rosedon Hotel To Close For Rest Of 2020

Rosedon Hotel To Close For Rest Of 2020

Citing the impacts of the pandemic and reduction in tourists, Rosedon Hotel said they have “made the decision to close hotel operations as of July 1, 2020″ and hope to reopen in 2021. Noting they have already incurred losses approaching half a million dollars through May, they said they are “forced to accept that these losses would... Read more of this article

Tourism Readiness Webinar On June 29th

Tourism Readiness Webinar On June 29th

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] will be hosting a 90-minute “Tourism Readiness Webinar” on Monday, June 29 from 12.30pm to 2.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Hospitality stakeholders are invited to join a Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] webinar next week aimed at preparing the local industry for the second half of 2020. “The free, 90-minute... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Announce New Golf Initiatives

Video: BTA Announce New Golf Initiatives

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] announced their inaugural ‘Golf Week: A Family Affair’ with participation from all six golf clubs on island, and also announced their new four-year partnership with the American Junior Golf Association [AJGA]. A spokesperson said, “The launch of the first family-focused Golf Week organised by the... Read more of this article

RCCL Suspend Bermuda Cruises Through Oct 31

RCCL Suspend Bermuda Cruises Through Oct 31

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines will be suspending all scheduled cruises to Bermuda through October 31st, 2020. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Statement: The company’s website said, “Given ongoing global public health circumstances, Royal Caribbean Group has decided to extend the suspension of most sailings through September 15, 2020, excluding... Read more of this article

Flight Schedule For July: Delta, Air Canada & BA

Flight Schedule For July: Delta, Air Canada & BA

With commercial flights in and out of Bermuda set to resume next month, the island can expect daily Delta flights effective July 6, once a week Air Canada flights from July 2, and twice a week flights from British Airways effective July 17. This is according to a flight schedule on the Skyport website, which notes that the schedule is subject to change. The... Read more of this article

BTA Invite Retailers To Register For Promotion

BTA Invite Retailers To Register For Promotion

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is inviting Bermuda retailers to participate in a month-long promotion “designed to stimulate spending.” The BTA said, “Independent retailers in Bermuda are invited to participate in a special month-long promotion designed to stimulate spending. Throughout July, local and overseas consumers will... Read more of this article

From USA To Bermuda: Spirit Of Bermuda Rally

From USA To Bermuda: Spirit Of Bermuda Rally

The Spirit of Bermuda Rally — the first sports tourism event since the start of Covid-19 — is set to begin on July 6, with vessels racing from the U.S. East Coast to St. George’s. A spokesperson said, “A novel sailing race to raise funds for Spirit of Bermuda, celebrate maritime heritage and boost the island’s nautical tourism... Read more of this article

Minister On Rosewood Bermuda Re-Opening

Minister On Rosewood Bermuda Re-Opening

As Rosewood Bermuda prepares to officially re-open on July 2nd, Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said the Government is “pleased to see the island moving forward and will continue to keep the safety of Bermuda and her residents paramount as we carefully re-open our economy.”Speaking at a recent press conference, Minister... Read more of this article

BTA To Launch Golf & Retail Promo Campaigns

BTA To Launch Golf & Retail Promo Campaigns

Special promotions in golf and retail in coming weeks aspire to rally the community and support local businesses and jobs as the island readies for air visitors to return next month, the BTA said today. “The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] recovery roadmap includes a dedicated golf promotion to champion the island’s clubs starting June 29, plus... Read more of this article

Govt To Charge Visitors For Covid-19 Testing

Govt To Charge Visitors For Covid-19 Testing

While the Government has been covering the cost of Covid-19 testing for Bermuda residents returning to the island, they intend “for a fee to be in place for tourists arriving in Bermuda once commercial airline services resume,” the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “To clarify and expand upon the Minister’s remarks... Read more of this article