Minister of Tourism and Transport, Zane DeSilva will join Mayor of Hamilton, Charles Gosling and Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas for the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hamilton Visitor Services Centre.

The Front Street outlet erected next to the Ferry Terminal will be formally opened on Monday, April 22 at 11am.

The Minister officially opened the new Visitor Services Centre in St George’s last week on Monday, April 15, which is “full of useful visitor information on tourism attractions and events in the east end and island-wide, as well as Bermuda-branded retail items”.

A spokesperson added: “It’s staffed by a passionate team of certified tourism ambassadors and is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.”

St George’s Town Crier David Frith joined the Minister, Jakai Franks, Operations Manager of the island’s Visitor Service Centres and Karla Lacey, COO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Mr DeSilva noted that “one of the biggest challenges that has faced the Tow of St George’s, is how to share the wealth of information and activities in and about the Old Towne with our visitors”.

“As part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s strategic approach to improve visitor satisfaction and provide a seamless information resource, it immediately became clear that a new visitor information and services centre was needed for St George’s.

“We needed a location with the necessary technology and features, while maintaining the Old Towne’s architectural charm. We needed a location that was more aligned with our younger, fresher Bermuda brand.

As a result of the new facility, he added: “Our visitors now have a central location in the heart of St George’s, to learn about the history of St George’s and to plan and book their personalized Bermuda experience. The new VSC will encourage visitor spending and enhance awareness of the incredible experiences available in the east end and across Bermuda.

“Available in the new VSC is video advertising, online booking and touch screen kiosks that provide our visitors the technology tools to seamlessly connect and access information about Bermuda.

“The opening of this VSC is of the upmost importance to people and businesses in the Town of St George’s and Bermuda, as it provides a place where our visitors can discover all that is on offer and make purchases or reservations with the touch of a button.

“This personalization and ability to connect with local vendors drives greater visitor spending.”

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