By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Bermuda Tourism Authority has a new chairman.
Bermuda Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons has named Bermudian hotelier Paul Telford as the new chairman of the board of the BTA.
Simmons’ appointment comes after the retirement of founding Chairman David Dodwell.
Telford is currently the managing director at Rosewood Tucker’s Point; he has served on the board of the Bermuda Tourism Authority since 2014.
“I am excited to accept this appointment at a time of great opportunity and optimism for tourism in Bermuda,” Telford said in a statement. “I look forward to leading the Bermuda Tourism Authority through the next chapter of its existence and working with Minister Simmons and the Government on our shared priorities.”
Bermuda has reported a significant increase in tourism arrivals in 2017, driven largely by its hosting of the America’s Cup tournament.