Bermuda is stacking up accolades, appearing consistently on the world’s most sought-after travel industry ‘Best Lists’ for 2017.

The latest nod comes from the authors and editors of Frommer’s. Bermuda appears on its well-read “Best Places to Go in 2017”.  Frommer’s is one of many publications heaping praise on the island in the past few weeks.  Travel + Leisure named Bermuda to its “50 Best Places to Travel” in 2017, Afar put the island on its “Where to Go in 2017” list and Lonely Planet did the same on its “Best in Travel 2017” list.

“We are thrilled Bermuda is being recognised for the alluring destination it is,” said Bermuda Tourism Authority Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Victoria Isley. “While we lead the charge in sharing Bermuda’s story with the world, it’s our industry partners and the Bermudian people out here that deliver genuine hospitality and distinct experiences daily.

“These travel industry accolades belong to our entire tourism industry. On behalf of the team at the BTA we say, ‘congratulations’ to them. It’s rewarding for all the hard work put in this year and a precursor to what we hope is a stellar 2017.”

Vacation air arrivals thus far in 2016 are at their highest level since 2008. Many other key performance indicators for the tourism industry are similarly testing heights Bermuda has not seen in almost 10 years.

Frommer’s Editorial Director Pauline Frommer said: “We’re huge fans of Bermuda at Frommer’s, and think it’s a wonderful place to visit any year.  But this year, thanks to all of the recent development, and the America’s Cup, we think it’s going to be a particularly spectacular time to go. That’s why our global team of authors and editors chose Bermuda for this honour.”

Meantime, Bermuda is in contention to win the endorsement of travellers in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017. Readers of the magazine, and travellers in general, are encouraged to vote for their favourite destinations online. Bermuda made the nomination ballot and travellers can vote for Bermuda in the Best Island category.

The latest accolades for 2017 come on the heels of similar honours for the island over the past two years from Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report and Outside Magazine, which named Bermuda Best Island for 2015 in acknowledgement of the island’s great fit for adventure travellers.

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