1 Location and Time Zone
Intrigue is closer than you think. Explore a 21-square-mile island set apart in the Atlantic Ocean, but connected with daily non-stop flights from New York City. With additional direct air service, it is less than three hours from most U.S. East Coast gateways and under seven hours from London. And its favourable Atlantic Standard Time makes it ideal for companies serving global markets.
While Bermuda’s style is elegant and elevated, the island’s people provide genuine welcoming charm. It’s an island filled with warmth, tranquility and natural beauty. The creative spirit shines through our rich cultures and original attitude. Attendees will encounter island life that comfortably mixes tradition and innovation, guaranteeing lasting memories.
3 U.S. Tax Deductible Meetings and Customs
Meetings in Bermuda are U.S. tax deductible and all food and beverage expenditures are not taxed. Attendee gifts can be imported into Bermuda duty free as long as they are exported at the end of the meeting. Also, on your return trip, customs are cleared in Bermuda, which allows fast access to baggage claim on your return. Global Entry kiosks are also located in the Bermuda airport terminal to expedite clearance for pre-approved travellers.
4 Innovation with Tradition
Bermuda’s travel industry is evolving with an alluring number of developments while staying true to the essence of the island. With grand dame hotels sporting multi-million-dollar renovations, new hotel projects in the works, and a new state-of-the-art international airport terminal under construction to open in 2020, attendees are guaranteed to embrace traditional Bermudian elements alongside modern innovation.
5 Uncommon Venues
Be inspired and elect a backdrop that best fits the theme of your meeting. From east to west, Bermuda offers your very own safe and open 21-square mile island resort. Whether it is a private island retreat, a historical fort overlooking the turquoise blue waters or a variety of outdoor spaces at the Royal Naval Dockyard – she offers venues to suit every style.
6 Award-Winning Testimonials
We believe in winning the hearts and minds of our visitors. The positive feedback from our clients continues to result in Bermuda’s presence in the “Top Places to Travel” in magazines like Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and National Geographic Traveler. Recently, Bermuda was voted the #1 island in the Atlantic and Caribbean region by nearly half a million readers in the annual Conde Nast Traveler’s 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Bermuda continues to surprise and delight, listen to its clients and deliver on its promises for successful meetings.
7 SECURE INFRASTRUCTURE & EXPERTISE
Out here, expertise is no mystery. Bermuda has secure, modern, world-class physical and technological infrastructures including sophisticated telecommunications, convenient transportation and full-service site selection companies with savvy conference services staff to assist with every step in planning your meeting.
8 Year-round BADGE WORTHY EXPERIENCES
Bermuda has a way of stimulating and refreshing attendees. No matter what the season, its variety of venues will accommodate your needs. Out here, finding the right experiences are easy due to the islands sub-tropical climate. Let us inspire you with our meaningful itineraries. Whether your group prefers adventurous activities on the water to relaxing on our pink-sand beaches, Bermuda never disappoints and keeps groups coming back wanting more.
9 BERMUDA IS SAFE FROM ZIKA
The Zika virus continues to receive a tremendous amount of attention. There is no known local transmission in Bermuda because the most capable mosquito species to transmit the virus, the Aedes aegypti, is not found in Bermuda. Bermuda has one of the most comprehensive mosquito control programmes in the world.
10 INSPIRATION AROUND EVERY CORNER
You never know where brilliance could strike. Treat your attendees to a challenging day of golf on one of Bermuda’ pristine greens or an indulgent underground spa experience. Set sail aboard the Spirit of Bermuda while learning about the island’s rich maritime history. Then cap the day off with a Dark 'n Stormy® to celebrate the successes of your top achievers.