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Bermuda, Costco Partner on Testing Option for Travelers

 Bermuda has partnered with wholesale chain Costco to provide a new PCR testing option for Bermuda-bound travelers.  The program includes self-administered saliva tests that deliver results within the island’s newly-implemented five-day turnaround period.  Test kits are available online, managed by …

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British Airways Switching Bermuda Flights to Heathrow

 British Airways is switching its London-Bermuda flights from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new London Heathrow-Bermuda service will launch on March 28, 2021, according to a joint statement from British Airways and Bermuda’s Ministry …

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Why We Bought a One-Way Ticket to Anguilla

 If you haven’t gotten around to visiting Anguilla as yet, imagine an island the size of Manhattan with the population of just two high-rises, surrounded by 33 sugary white beaches, lapped by stunning turquoise waters ‒ with temps in the …

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marriott caribbean workations

 It began with destinations like Barbados and Bermuda offering travelers the opportunity to apply for permits to work remotely from the islands for one year.  Now some major hotel companies are embracing the new “workation” trend amid the pandemic, including …

bermuda work from home

 The island of Bermuda has launched a new program that allows travelers to come to work remotely from Bermuda for a year.  The “Bermuda Certificate” program, which involves a $263 application fee per person, also includes the flexibility to travel …

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 The first United States travelers since the beginning of the pandemic returned to Bermuda this week.  Bermuda reopened its borders on July 1, with the first commercial flights from the U.S. on July 6.  JetBlue is now flying from New …

bermuda tourism next

 By Alexander Britell After several years of strong growth, buoyed by the landmark hosting of the America’s Cup in Bermuda, the Atlantic island encountered challenges at the beginning of 2020, due in large part to decreased air capacity. And then …

bermuda work from home

 Bermuda’s top luxury hotel is reopening on July 2, in time for the island’s tourism relaunch.  The 240-acre Rosewood Bermuda “offers well-spread accommodations expertly designed for utmost privacy,” the property said in a statement.  The Rosewood Bermuda has also introduced …

bermuda pre testing

 Bermuda will resume international commercial air service for visitors starting July 1. This move will be part of the island’s fourth phase of economic reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “There are many in our community and around the world eagerly …

bermuda tourism

 The coronavirus pandemic has hit the travel industry hard, and the situation in Bermuda was no different, according to new data released by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.  Total air visitor arrivals were down by 38 percent in the first quarter, …

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 By Rico Louw Client Account Manager, STR  HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—Showing the harsh impact of COVID-19 travel limitations and mitigation efforts, Caribbean hotels reported double-digit declines in occupancy and revenue per available room (RevPAR) during March, according to data from STR.   …

bermuda digital arrival

 It’s quite an innovation in the wider Caribbean-Atlantic region: Bermuda’s digital arrival card.  Instead of long waits at the immigration line, Bermuda give travelers the opportunity to fill out their immigration forms digitally in advance of their trips.  But uptake …

bermuda tourism authority ceo

 The chief executive officer of the Bermuda Tourism Authority has resigned, the BTA said in a statement.  Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas’ departure takes effect Feb. 26.  In a statement, the BTA said its senior executive team would carry …

barbados executive chef

 The venerable Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados has tapped a new executive chef.  The West Coast property has named Timothy Palmer to the role, in which he will oversee culinary operations at the property’s three on-site eateries.  A veteran of …

bermuda digital arrival

 2019 was a year of “measured” performance for Bermuda tourism, as the island saw cuts in airlift but still managed to hit new highs for total visitation numbers.  Indeed, Bermuda’s overall visitor tally was its highest on record last year, …

carnival cruise line plans

 Carnival Cruise Line is making big moves in Norfolk.  The cruise line has signed a five-year agreement with the city of Norfolk to operate seasonal cruises from the city’s Half Moone Cruise Center through the year 2025.  Norfolk has agreed …

bermuda spa february

 Bermuda’s month of wellness is back again this year, with Bermuda Spa Month set for the entire month of February.  Bermuda launched its first-ever Spa Month last year, and the 2020 edition will include treatments at many of Bermuda’s top …

puerto rico fairmont resort

 The historic El San Juan hotel, long one of the leading resorts in Puerto Rico, is now officially a Fairmont.  The Accor brand has officially taken over management of the beach resort, which recently completed a $65 million transformation project …