Tourism is one of the largest industries in Bermuda. This British overseas territory offers both history and fun in the sun. What’s more is that its hosting of the America’s Cup 2017, which just recently concluded with a win for Emirates Team New Zealand. This competition for the oldest trophy in international sports attracted a host of tourists from all over the globe.
Bermuda is a vacation paradise complete with old historical places like forts (protecting all 181 islands against American attack in the past), churches, caves, and shipwrecks. A place like this will obviously have nature reserves. There are art galleries and theaters and the beaches. The beaches are, after all, perhaps the islands’ primary source of fame. This promises a complete vacation experience with the body, mind, and spirit all being enriched.
The area has seen a rise in the number of tourists recently with air arrivals having gone up 17 percent since 2015 and cruise arrivals by 5.6 percent. This resulted in a total of more than 640,000 tourists – exceeding the target of 500,000 of just a few years ago. What’s more here is that most of these visitors are aged 45 and younger indicating that the activities sought after easily cater to that demographic. This has resulted in an approximate influx of $266 million due to visitor spending.
What has become very clear though is that sports and adventure have preoccupied most of these tourists especially evidenced by the America’s Cup.