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Column: Relevance & Reward Of Black Travel

Column: Relevance & Reward Of Black Travel

[Opinion column written by Glenn Jones] We can be proud of Bermuda when she sets trends instead of merely following them. In mid-June, the newly created Black Travel Alliance launched the Black Travel Scorecard and in a press release explained the objective of its work this way: “To evaluate destination management organisations and travel brands on... Read more of this article

Glenn Jones Interviewed By U.S. Travel Host

Glenn Jones Interviewed By U.S. Travel Host

Bermuda Tourism Authority Interim CEO Glenn Jones was recently interviewed by American travel show host Ernest White II. Conducted via Instagram Live, the interview lasted more than 30 minutes, with Mr. Jones highlighting the viability of Bermuda as a travel destination once restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic are lifted. Mr. White hosts ‘Fly... Read more of this article

Video: Discussion With BTA’s Glenn Jones

Video: Discussion With BTA’s Glenn Jones

Bermuda Tourism Authority Interim CEO Glenn Jones joined hosts Eron Hill and Ryan Robinson Perinchief for Bernews’ fifth episode in a special series about the Covid-19 pandemic. The BTA recently announced that the “Covid-19 crisis had a severe impact on Bermuda’s tourism industry in the first quarter of 2020, causing unprecedented declines... Read more of this article

Video: BTA’s Glenn Jones On Boston 25 News

Video: BTA’s Glenn Jones On Boston 25 News

Bermuda Tourism Authority Interim CEO Glenn Jones recently spoke to Boston 25 News about the island and the eventual re-opening of international travel in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report on Boston 25 News said, “After weeks spent cooped up inside, the travel deals already being advertised seem enticing. “There will be pent up demand... Read more of this article

Minister DeSilva Congratulates BTA Interim CEO

Minister DeSilva Congratulates BTA Interim CEO

Minister Zane DeSilva congratulated the new Interim CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority Glenn Jones. A Government spokesperson said, “Earlier today, the Minister of Tourism and Transport, the Hon Zane DeSilva JP, MP, met with CEO of the Bermuda Hotel Association [BHA] Stephen Todd, and the new Interim CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]... Read more of this article

Glenn Jones Appointed Interim CEO Of BTA

Glenn Jones Appointed Interim CEO Of BTA

The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Glenn Jones has “been appointed Interim CEO until an executive search can identify a long-term leader for the organisation,” the BTA Board announced today. Reporting to the Board, Mr Jones will also continue in his current role as Chief Experience Development Officer for the BTA. “Glenn is a Bermudian... Read more of this article

Column: 1-2-3’s Of The Cultural Tourism Strategy

Column: 1-2-3’s Of The Cultural Tourism Strategy

[Written by Glenn Jones] The new cultural tourism calendar we rolled out this month is robust. Very robust. In fact, it’s hard to know where to begin. Hopefully this will help: my 3-2-1 plan for tracking culture out here this fall. Three | 3 There are three rallying points to the culture calendar. Makes sense. Bermuda has a mysterious charm attached... Read more of this article

Jones To Deliver Presentation In Costa Rica

Jones To Deliver Presentation In Costa Rica

Bermuda’s National Tourism Plan will be “featured as an example of a country’s successful brand strategy at a major destination marketing conference in Costa Rica this week,” the BTA said. The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] will present the plan at the City Nation Place Latin American & Caribbean conference, taking place September... Read more of this article

‘Not Commercialisation, It’s Entrepreneurialism’

‘Not Commercialisation, It’s Entrepreneurialism’

[Written by Glenn Jones] Dear Bermuda, The Bermuda Tourism Authority plan for Shelly Bay Beach is not commercialisation, it’s entrepreneurialism. The proposed execution is non-permanent and entirely removable. It’s cost effective and sustainable – utilising the existing power and parking infrastructure at the site. The plan honours the cultural... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Mammoth Progress Over Three Years’

Column: ‘Mammoth Progress Over Three Years’

[Written by Glenn Jones] Three years ago, I knocked on the door of complete strangers and I’m still not entirely sure what motivated me to do it. On the other side of the door was Mustafa Ingham and his family – his mother, his grandmother. They invited me in warmly and I waited apprehensively on the couch. My mission was to convince an 18-year-old... Read more of this article

Jones: “Only Your Full Potential Is Acceptable”

Jones: “Only Your Full Potential Is Acceptable”

“You become world class by looking in the mirror not gazing out the window” and “only your full potential is acceptable,” Glenn Jones said, telling scholarship recipients it’s in their DNA as they come from a small island that has become one of the world’s leading financial centers and produces world class talent. Mr... Read more of this article

Podcast: BTA’s Glenn Jones On Tourism & More

Podcast: BTA’s Glenn Jones On Tourism & More

The latest episode of the Bernews podcast features an in-depth interview with Glenn Jones, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and former Press Secretary to the Premier who presently serves as the Director of Public & Stakeholder Relations for the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]. Getting Involved With The BTA When asked how he first got involved with... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: “Chasing Young Travel Money”

Opinion Column: “Chasing Young Travel Money”

[Opinion column written by Glenn Jones] I attended my 20-year prep school reunion last week. Something interesting happened. In the inevitable conversations about family and career, a handful of my former classmates leaned forward to hear me talk about my work at the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]. These old pals had visited here before, but hadn’t... Read more of this article