Bermuda Tourism Authority: Island Is Open for Business Following Hurricane Humberto

A view from Ft. Scaur as of Thursday, September 19
Bermuda following Hurricane Humberto // Photo by the Bermuda Tourism Authority

The Bermuda Tourism Authority reports that the island sustained minimal damage following the passage of Hurricane Humberto as a category 3 storm approximately 75 miles to the north of the island. Clean-up is underway, and both the L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) and the causeway, which is the main road serving the airport, are open. 

All Bermuda Visitor Services Centers and the island’s ferry service are set to reopen on Friday. Additionally, all of the destination’s hotels are operational and ready to welcome guests. For any visitors whose plans were altered by the storm, the Bermuda Hotel Association’s booking guarantee allows guests to modify their hotel reservations without penalty. 

The hurricane guarantee applies to participating members of the Bermuda Hotel Association, which in 2019 are: Coco Reef Resort, Elbow Beach Bermuda, Fairmont Southampton Hotel, Fourways Inn, Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Tennis Club, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Rosedon Hotel, Royal Palms Hotel and St. Georges Club. Under the terms of the guarantee, if a hurricane is predicted by the Bermuda Weather Service to approach within 150 miles of the destination within three days, guests can cancel their reservation without penalty. Deposits can be refunded or applied to any future booking if the guest is unable to recover the same under travel insurance. Group booking cancellations will be handled on an individual basis in accordance with the group contract.

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This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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