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TOURISM AUTHORITY: APPLICATION DEADLINES LOOMING FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES

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Two important entrepreneur deadlines are approaching for individuals who want to land business partnerships with the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) in 2017. The Tourism Experiences Investment application process and the Live Entertainment Showcase request for proposal (RFP) process both close September 30, 2016. 

Tourism Experiences Investment

Tourism Experiences Investment is a search for home-grown ideas that will help to move the island’s tourism industry forward by attracting new visitors or enhancing the Bermuda experiences of existing visitors.  Successful Tourism Experiences applicants will receive support for their ideas from the BTA.  Applications should be submitted online by this Friday at 11:59 pm.  No extensions will be granted.

The process will consider tourism experiences that happen between January 1 and December 31, 2017. The BTA funds entrepreneurs’ ideas for visitor experiences up to $75,000, or extends marketing support to those who request it.

The Tourism Experiences Investment application and a helpful presentation on the BTA’s criteria for the process can be found online:http://www.gotobermuda.com/bermudatourism/Forms/Tourism-Experiences-Investment/

Applications best aligned with industry trends and the BTA’s overall marketing strategies have the greatest likelihood to receive funding. Applications are categorised into four areas: sports, arts and culture, entertainment and new experiences.

Live Entertainment Showcase

Meantime, entertainers and entertainment industry entrepreneurs must have their proposals submitted by 11:59 pm this Friday to be considered for a vital role managing live local entertainment on the island and ensuring visitors are exposed to it.  The full RFP criteria can be found online:http://www.gotobermuda.com/uploadedFiles/Bermuda_Tourism_Authority/Content/RFPs/160817EntertainmentRFP.pdf

The successful Live Entertainment Showcase applicant will be expected to fulfill the role in 2017.

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