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Bermuda’s Top Luxury Hotel Is Reopening

 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 …

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Bermuda to Reopen for Tourism July 1

 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 …

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How the Pandemic Impacted 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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, …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 In 2012, Caribbean Journal’s Rum Journal first launched the Rum Awards — a unique celebration of the best rums of the year.  And after seven previous incarnations, the annual Rum Awards morphed into a full-fledged rum event in St Barth, …

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 The biggest hotel in Bermuda has been sold.  The iconic Fairmont Southampton has been sold to a partnership led by Miami-based investment firm Gencom, the company announced.  The seller was Europe’s AccorInvest.  The hotel will be remaining under the brand …

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 American Airlines is set to launch a major new Caribbean flight expansion this month.  The world’s largest airline will be launching a series of flights across the region beginning Dec. 18 with the launch of new flights from New York’s …

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 Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its new Norwegian Encore cruise ship in Germany.  The 1,100-foot-long, 170,000-gross-ton ship has a capacity of nearly 4,000 guests.  The ship will launch this fall in Miami, with seven-day Caribbean cruises, before launching …

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 The island of Bermuda has long been one of the wider region’s greatest golf destinations.  But for all of its golfing heritage and acclaim, it’s never held an annual PGA Tour event — until now.  This week will see the first-ever …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bermuda tourism officials say the island destination is “open for business” following last week’s Hurricane Humberto. The storm passed about 75 miles north of Bermuda, with what officials called “minimal” damage as a result. Bermuda’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The highly anticipated St Regis hotel project in Bermuda is targeting a 2021 debut, according to a statement from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. The luxe hotel on St Catherine’s Beach in the historic town of …