Rewards for tourism ambassadors

Rewards for tourism ambassadors

Published Aug 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm
(Updated Aug 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm)

  • Bermuda Tourism Authority chief operating officer Karla Lacey (File photograph)

    Bermuda Tourism Authority chief operating officer Karla Lacey (File photograph)

Certified Tourism Ambassadors will be treated to a series of tourism experiences as a reward for serving the island’s visitors.

A Twizy test drive through the cobblestone streets of St George’s, water sports at Blue Hole and a group cliff jump at Admiralty House Park are among the thrills available to CTAs.

According to a press release from the Bermuda Tourism Authority, they have responded enthusiastically and many of the experiences are already filled to capacity.

The span of CTA appreciation starts on Monday, August 28, and culminates with a sunset celebration at Tobacco Bay on September 8.

Bermuda Tourism Authority COO Karla Lacey stated: “We’re pleased to again recognise the important role of the island’s CTAs.

“Each year we’ve looked to showcase their contribution to fulfilling Bermuda’s promise as a hospitality destination, and to reward their efforts to turn every interaction into a positive and rewarding experience for our visitors.”

There are 1,083 locals with active certifications. While the majority of CTAs are in the hospitality and tourism industry, hundreds were newly trained from various business sectors for the America’s Cup as part of the First Mate Volunteer Programme.

Ms Lacey added: “Having a substantial number of CTAs with first-hand experience of visitor engagement during a major event is especially valuable as we head into the first of three World Triathlon Series events in April next year.

“CTAs are on the front line every day and are helping to provide quality service that sets Bermuda apart from its competitors.”

For more information on becoming a CTA, visit BHI.bm.