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Bermuda Records 4 Per Cent Rise in Tourists Arriving by Air

  • 11-Aug-11 13:45
  • Bermuda
  • Travel Pulse

The number of airline passengers arriving to Bermuda holidays increased by 4 per cent during the second quarter of 2011, compared to the same period last year. The island recorded 80,462 tourists arriving via flights this year compared to 77,512 in 2010.

Bermuda Records 4 Per Cent Rise in Tourists Arriving by Air

Bermuda has recorded 80,462 airline arrivals during the second quarter of 2011, according to the Minister of Business Development and Tourism, Patrice K. Minors. The number of travellers taking Bermuda holidays during this period increased by 4 percent in comparison to the same period last year which recorded 77,512 airline passengers.

The Minister said that occupancy levels in Bermuda hotels had also risen with the average number of nights increasing from 4.72 nights in 2010, up to 4.80 nights in 2011.

The nine largest hotels in Bermuda who belong to the Bermuda Hotel Association (BHA) and represent 75 per cent of the Caribbean island’s properties, reported a 3 per cent increase in room occupancy levels in the second quarter this year. The volumes of guests received during that period meant that hotels experienced the rising number of in travellers taking Bermuda holidays during the first quarter of 2011.

Minors said that occupancy levels in the island’s hotels are expected to increase this year with figures oscillating around 6 per cent in July, 19 per cent in August, 8 per cent in September, and 6 percent through October, November, and December.

“We are encouraged by the forecasts moving forward,” Minors commented. “The tourism environment is more competitive than ever so we must continue to stress our proximity, outstanding events and diverse attractions to international visitors.”

Situated off the east coast of the United States, Bermuda is a beautiful Caribbean island in the North Atlantic Ocean. Famous for its pink sand beaches and sub-tropical climate, the island is visited by thousands of travellers that go on Bermuda holidays each year.

During holidays in Bermuda, tourists can relax on the soft sand palm-fringed beaches; swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the warm azure ocean waters; take tours of the Bermuda Maritime Museum, the Bermuda Aquarium, Zoo and Museum; and explore the island’s history at the Royal Naval Dockyard and the town of St George which is also a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Voted as the “Best Island in the Caribbean/Atlantic” at the Condé Nast Traveller 2010 Readers' Choice Awards in October, 2010, the island is a popular destination for international tourists taking Caribbean holidays.

The charming island offers a wide selection of activities for visitors of all ages planning holidays to Bermuda; including hiking and walking around the Caribbean island’s rolling hills, rugged coastline or idyllic beaches; land sports such as horseback riding, tennis and golf; and watersports including kayaking, sailing, wind surfing, parasailing, fishing charters, scuba diving and waterskiing.

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