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Tourism Minister: Gambling makes sense for Bermuda

BERMUDA - Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell told MPs yesterday that in his opinion gambling “is right for Bermuda”.

First Rosewood Hotel receives Green Globe certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced certification of Rosewood Tucker´s Point in Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Carnival Cruise Lines dumps Bermuda

The surprise news has broken in Bermuda that after fifteen calls this year by Carnival Cruise Lines, the line has cut back its 2012 program from a dozen calls to just one next April.

Carnival abandons Bermuda

The surprise news has broken in Bermuda that after fifteen calls this year by Carnival Cruise Lines, the line has cut back its 2012 program from twelve calls to just one next April.

Bermuda considers referendum on casino gambling

Will there be a future for gaming in Bermuda? Johnson Johnrose of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, speaks with Bermuda Tourism Minister Wayne Furbert on the topic.

US cruise tourist busted with pot in Bermuda

In Magistrates Court this morning [Sept.22], 35-year-old American tourist Gabriel Rivera pleaded guilty to possession of 6.0 grams of cannabis.

Bermuda: Air arrivals up, cruise down

Today Minister of Business Development and Tourism Patrice Minors provided information on the tourism statistics for the first six months of 2011.

US tourist gets 30 days in Bermuda jail

An American tourist was today jailed for importing 35 grams of cannabis, used for medicinal purposes.

Bermuda expects 11 percent increase in cruise tourism

Bermuda is expecting to see an 11 per cent increase in the number of cruise ship passengers visiting its shores this year.

AirTran announces seasonal service to Bermuda

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Today at Network Latin America 2010, AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., announced new nonstop, seasonal service to L.F.

Tourists attacked, robbed in Bermuda hotels

In two separate attacks on Sunday morning three visitors were robbed in their hotel rooms.

Travel news: Bermuda tourism up and running after Hurricane Igor

Bermuda’s tourism industry is not skipping a beat as it cleans up in the wake of Hurricane Igor, the category 1 hurricane that passed over the island Sunday.

Hurricane Igor heading for Bermuda

BERMUDA - According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Igor is an unusually large hurricane with wind force extending outwards up to 105 miles per hour (165 km) from the center and tropical st

St. Kitts and Nevis retain close historical and family ties with...

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L.

Bermuda to host 12th Sustainable Tourism Conference

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Bermuda will host the next

Bermuda’s tourist arrivals fell 10.5%

The primary purpose of almost 40 percent of visitors who flew to the Island last year was business or visiting friends and family, statistics released this week show.

Bermuda: Indian tourists wanted

MUMBAI - Sensing huge opportunity in the Indian market for outbound tourism sector, a delegation from Bermuda is exploring ways to lure Indian tourists to island nation, a top official said.

Elbow Beach hotel in Bermuda will partially close

Elbow Beach Hotel in Bermuda will lay off about 160 employees by the end of November as it shutters 131 rooms of its century-old main building and outsources food and beverage services, due to the eco

Starwood announces plans to build a luxury hotel in Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda — A U.S. hotel and leisure company announced plans Monday to build a luxury hotel in Bermuda, where the vital tourism sector has been hit hard by the global economic crisis.

Bermuda celebrates 400th anniversary of founding

Bermuda is in the midst of its greatest celebration in history, the 400th anniversary of the founding of Bermuda.

Official: Labor unrest will hurt Bermuda tourism

A government official says a work slowdown by a bus operators' union will hobble the British territory's hospitality industry just as the global slowdown takes a big bite out of tourism.

Bermuda’s Premier gets personally involved in tourism campaign

Bermuda's Prime Minister Ewart Brown has taken personally the promotion of the destination to the extent that he hosted an event called Happy Hour with the Premier at the Elbow Beach Veranda Bar, wher

Delta offers first service to Haiti since the 1950s

NEW YORK, NY - Delta Air Lines announced today new nonstop daily service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Port-au-Prince, Haiti starting June 20, 2009.

Chamber welcomes plans to waive cruise ship cabin tax

Plans to waive cabin taxes for cruise ships in the ports of Hamilton and St. George's for the next three years by Government have been welcomed by Bermuda's business community.

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference slated for April in Bermuda

CORAL GABLES, FL - With record-breaking attendance and more than US$100 billion in investment in the Caribbean announced at the 2008 convention, the 13th Annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Co

Holland America Line returning to Bermuda

SEATTLE, WA (September 4, 2008) - Holland America Line will once again sail on regularly scheduled cruises between New York City and Bermuda beginning in 2010.

Zoom launches new direct Fort Lauderdale – Bermuda flights

Zoom Airlines today announced details of its new, scheduled, low-cost service linking Fort Lauderdale with Bermuda.

Cruise ships can run casinos while in Bermuda ports

Cruise ships will be allowed to open late-night casinos in port after Cabinet approved a plan aimed at fighting off increasing competition from rival cruise destinations. The Opposition United Bermuda Party last night attacked the move, which it said had been made without any public consultation and would open the door to gambling on the Island.

Bermuda in deal with New York Mets to boost tourism

HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Bermuda government has struck a deal with one of the United States' biggest sports franchises to boost tourist arrivals to that Caribbean island. Premier Ewart Brown has revealed that the New York Mets and the Bermuda Department of Tourism have entered a unique partnership to make Bermuda the official destination of the Mets during this year's baseball season.