Due to its proximity, award-winning accommodations and venues as well as its high level of personal service, Bermuda is an ideal destination for meeting and incentive travel. The destination blends the charm, beauty and excitement of an island with the up-to-the-minute technology and infrastructure of an international business center.
An Array of Accommodations, Venues & Attractions
Business-class hotels and elegant cottage colonies offer a broad range of fully equipped meeting and conference facilities. Planners can also choose from a variety of on- and off-site dining and catering venues. Some distinctive venues include private islands, forts, churches, homes and gardens and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.
In addition to providing excellent accommodations, Bermuda also offers a range of group activities of cultural, historic and athletic nature. From scuba diving to golf to local museums, the island has a variety of options for groups of all sizes. A year-long calendar of events provides ready-made group functions, including golf tournaments and sailing regattas.
Golf & Spa Season: Signature Events & Activities
The month of October rounds out the island’s “Beach & Sizzle” season; and, November through March bring “Golf & Spa” season, when visitors are invited to indulge in active outdoor pursuits – such as golfing, biking and hiking – as well as ultimate relaxation at some of the island’s award-winning spas.
In October 2011, groups can see the world’s top professional golfers battle it out for the right to be crowned “Champion of Champions” during the 29th Annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf tournament. Taking place on the island’s famed Port Royal Golf Course, October 18 – 19, the big-money tournament pits the winners of the four golf majors against one another for a fun and challenging golf extravaganza.
In November, the island will also play host to the World Rugby Classic, November 6-12; the popular She ROX Bermuda Women’s Triathlon, November 13; as well as the Gosling’s Golf Invitational, November 27-December 1.
Booking Your Group Trip
Overall, Bermuda is the destination for group activities and planners looking for an easy escape. The Bermuda Department of Tourism and the island’s hoteliers are continuing efforts to make the island a premier destination for group, meetings and incentive planners by offering new group-focused itineraries, values, promotions and more. For more information, visit www.GoToBermuda.com/meetings or call 1-800-BERMUDA.