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« Reply #360 on: April 03, 2017, 10:46:19 AM »

http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170331/london-is-in-love-with-bermuda     

This a great example of what happens when you have a Tourism Authority empire that is not held accountable for "minor inaccuracies" that regularly appear in various media forms written by recipients of a BTA organized visit. A portion of the airfare was picked up by BA and BTA picked up the balance. I heard rumour hoteliers have become more reluctant to give "BTA guests" a free room to go along with the free travel.   

Kevin's comments point out that BTA does little or no ROI justification study before handing out hundreds of free trips to media types and does nothing to insure the accuracy of what the BTA expects "guest" will be writing and published for thousands to read. If Kevin thinks Jill Dill deserves huge kudos for hosting these writers then Jill Dill should be the one whose job it is to insure these writers are putting out an accurate account of their experience and Bermuda.       
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« Reply #361 on: April 03, 2017, 11:16:43 AM »

https://mobile.twitter.com/Bermuda/status/847539399655120897/photo/1 

BTA continues to spend spend spend on parties in London all while visitor numbers from UK continue to decline. The photos confirm this is nothing more than a party for BTA friends to give them a "Taste of Bermuda". Kevin has to be approving these parties that have zero chance of having a positive ROI. Again, no accountability give BTA the freedom to spend, spend, spend and never worry about justifying it!!!!!
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« Reply #362 on: April 04, 2017, 08:58:17 AM »

$266 for 3 nights?  In Fairmont Gold?

That is what Kevin means by "minor inaccuracies"?

It is false advertising, plain and simple.

You cannot book a small studio on AirBnB for that price. 

It might have been what the writer paid, probably for a room services meal outside of the freebie. One meal.

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« Reply #363 on: April 04, 2017, 01:01:09 PM »

$266 for 3 nights?  In Fairmont Gold?

That is what Kevin means by "minor inaccuracies"?

It is false advertising, plain and simple.

You cannot book a small studio on AirBnB for that price. 

It might have been what the writer paid, probably for a room services meal outside of the freebie. One meal.



I suspect the writer got that price from Jill Dill along with some of the other material BTA gives with freebie trips. Not impressed with Kevin's numerous comments in RG and Bernews that are mostly veiled attempts at controlling the questions or criticism. As soon as Kevin sees he is trapped he bails.
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« Reply #364 on: April 06, 2017, 12:23:48 PM »

http://www.bikabout.com/bermuda/

Another BTA partnership that raises questions about the ROI not just for BTA but for stakeholders who are part of this? What did it cost BTA and stakeholders to partner with Bikabout? Nice photos but typical BTA they didn't make sure that links listed actually work, like all three bike rentals. Wonder how AirBnB competition like BTA giving AirBnB top billing on Bikabout?

There is obviously more to this than the nice photos, it will be interesting to read reviews in the future. 

Another BTA partnership added to the list that BTA announces and never follows up on, the links to the three bike rentals are still not working. This website is nice but useless.
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« Reply #365 on: April 11, 2017, 12:47:43 PM »

https://player.vimeo.com/video/212482756?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0

Obviously Kevin is spending more time and money on the self-promotion of BTA, more perks, more travel, photo ops and praise for BTA staff too. This video is 1 out of 105 that BTA has uploaded to Vimeo and the chance of any of them having a positive ROI is NONE. This is a reminder of the BDoT days when they wasted millions on schemes with no chance of positive ROI.

BTA continues to use Vimeo that costs money and has limits on upload and storage. YouTube on the other hand is free and easy to make videos into effective ads that drive revenue, that is one of the reasons YouTube is the choice of businesses. YouTube's huge (more than 1 billion) audience allows targeting the largest possible audience or a niche market. A guesstimate of the actual cost of 105 videos is $600,000 to $1M+. Good chance that outside of production costs BTA does not track staff ROI cost associated with each video.

Stop and think, if this same amount was put into videos for YouTube and other schemes that at least had chance of a breakeven ROI how many more warm bodies it would have added to the air visitor arrival numbers?? Again this just highlites the problem with the BTA Empire not being transparent or accountable.

The public demand for transparency in the Minister's and civil servant expenses but BTA staff have the best jobs in Bermuda that are funded by taxpayers and they don't have to think about transparency or accountability.                     
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« Reply #366 on: April 12, 2017, 08:49:44 AM »

How many BTA staff are business owners and doing work for the BTA, the government and other businesses they have connected with through their BTA position? Just another BTA perk!
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« Reply #367 on: April 15, 2017, 01:29:22 PM »

When you are the BTA CEO or one of the top echelon in BTA you should exercise some common sense before you post your personal opinion about a partner airline on Twitter or Facebook. They need to forget ego and their Klout rating and remember the damage social media can cause.
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« Reply #368 on: April 20, 2017, 10:54:06 AM »

http://annualreport.bermudatourism.com/2016/ 

The latest LOOKY LOOKY from BTA. What is the ROI for this self-promotion? About 8 months ago BTA came out with a new multimillion dollar Tourism website which still needs major work to make it easier for the viewer to navigate but like so many other BTA projects it goes to the out of sight, out of mind file. Now BTA spends thousands on this lavish report that is not likely to fill one more bed but BTA staff can feel good seeing the parties and collecting their bonus.   
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« Reply #369 on: April 20, 2017, 07:03:18 PM »

http://www.royalgazette.com/business/article/20170420/hotel-investment-summit-coming-to-bermuda&template=mobileart

A group this size would normally have their next annual meeting destination announced 12 months in advance not 6 months. Maybe there was a bidding war! Big Smile Getting CHICOS to Bermuda could be a good thing but what is not good is the BS spin from Kevin Dallas. The 400 more rooms by 2020 and 1,000 more hotel rooms by 2025 are a dream. A Hotel Incentives Act to commit Bermuda taxpayers to funding more resort development. 
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« Reply #370 on: April 21, 2017, 07:41:40 AM »

2025.....hmmm.....that date rings a bell.....20....25

Oh yea, Right!  That is the year all will be well according to the PLP 2025 vision.  The same year guaranteed investments made by Burt with our pension funds mature and everyone does "the money dance".  Fin Tech will be booming as well as the Tech Incubator and the sea bed will be strip mined for valuable resources we can sell.  Also, the same year an online Swizzle business reaches a market cap of a billion dollars! 

What a great year 2025 will be!

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« Reply #371 on: Yesterday at 08:21:04 PM »

https://www.footloosetours.com/travel-bermuda-summer/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost                 

BTA continues to use social media to pass on inaccurate articles on Bermuda. This one has "major inaccuracies" not "minor inaccuracies" as Kevin previously tried to get away with.

Lets start with the picture: Unless someone has a palm tree fetish who would post a picture like this from their holiday/vacation?

Some more gems:
The beaches have a gorgeous brand of sand that many people feel to be almost a pink color.
They have a strong French influence in their quaint Caribbean culture.
If you’re a high roller in Bermuda, the Coral Beach Club sits near this beach and serves only the most exclusive of people.
On the north part of the island, Clearwater Beach is clearly the place to be. This island is a long, secluded patch of sand that is adjacent to a part of ocean with spectacular swimming. Whether you’re a family man or a triathlete, you’ll find these waters to be fit for swimming. In addition, there are a couple of restaurants to visit while on this beach.


Obviously Footloose didn't get the "inaccuracies" from a visit to Bermuda, they cobbled it from some other sources, possibly even BTA.

For Miss Vicky to retweet garbage like this shows how her Klout Score is more important than her position!! 
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« Reply #372 on: Today at 07:38:48 AM »

French influence?  Holy merde.
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« Reply #373 on: Today at 02:27:47 PM »

Holy merde.

      OUI!!
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