This is a real bug bear of mine and I find it difficult to see why it is dragging on for so long.
I know it causes incredible controversy and stirs up emotions in Bermuda but to me [and many others as well] it is a no-brainer.
It is the Blue Halo – an idea stunning in its simplicity that would put Bermuda on the world stage while at the same time enhancing our attraction as a tourist destination.
A trade publication for the travel industry – Travel Weekly – believes that 25 percent of international tourism travel involves eco-tourism. It says spending by eco-tourists is in the region of $470 billion a year.
I’ll come back to the economics of the scheme in another post. I want to look at a political timeline of events first because there are too many loose ends.
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UPDATE: The consultation report was released last night, click here