Bermuda reopens after Hurricane Igor

Bermuda reopens after Hurricane Igor

Bermuda Tourism has said that the island’s hotels and resorts have seen minimal damage after Hurricane Igor passed over the island on Sunday. The tourist board explained that heavy rain and high winds had mainly impacted landscaping, which is now being cleaned. “We have come through Hurricane Igor remarkably and it will soon be business as usual here in Bermuda,” said Bermuda’s Director of Tourism William Griffith. The island’s L.F. Wade International Airport reopened at 7am this morning, allowing British holidaymakers to continue travelling to and from the destination. Purely Bermuda’s Director Dominic Hodson told Travel Daily that the hurricane had not affected sales or customers as they were able to rebook airline seats. “We avoided Sunday and Monday because some of our customers came home early and the cancelled flights were rescheduled to today,” he explained. In addition, Hodson revealed that bookings were up for the destination. “Summer sales have been similar to 2008 but down on last year because there were lots of offers in 2009 due to economic downturn,” he began. “But Bermuda isn’t struggling so much now as prices are more stable.” Meanwhile, Hodson said forward bookings were harder to judge as the last minute booking trend continues. “Forward bookings are not incredible but as the years go by, more people book nearer the time,” he explained.

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