Bermuda: Affording Easy Access

Bermuda's Central Reservation Service (BCRS) now works with all of the 79 licensed properties on the island and accepts reservations by toll-free telephone, fax and e-mail.

The Web site, www.bermudareservations.com, displays all properties with photos and relevant information, according to Steve Martin, who runs the service. "The site is still in evolution, and we will be adding information in the next couple of months."

Agents may call the toll-free number at (800) 637-4116; fax (441) 236-1662; or e-mail [email protected] Martin asked that agents fax the reservation service if they have trouble with the 800 number; he promises a response in 24 hours.

BCRS now offers a variety of land-based packages, some of them described on the Web site. "The site is not interactive by intention," said Martin, "because we want to have personalized service for each reservation."

Agents who book golf packages with BCRS can book tee times as well and get commission on greens fees. The situation is similar for other packages such as scuba and, for those who prefer to keep their hair dry and their feet on the ground, helmet diving.

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The Bermuda Department of Tourism has offices throughout the U.S. and in Canada. The U.S. toll-free number is: (800) 223-6106; Web site www.bermudatourism.com.

The addresses and local numbers of the other offices are:

  • New York: 310 Madison Ave., Suite 201, 10017; (212) 818-9800; fax (212) 983-5289.
  • Boston: 44 School St., Suite 1010, 02108; (617) 742-0405; fax (617) 723-7786.
  • Chicago: 150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1070, 60606; (312) 782-5486; fax (312) 704-6996.
  • Atlanta: 245 Peachtree Center NE, Suite 803, 30303; (404) 524-1541; fax (404) 586-9933.
  • Seattle: 5208 Sand Point Place NE, Suite 3, 98105; phone/fax (206) 527-0231 (Tetley/Moyer & Associates).
  • Toronto: 1200 Bay St., Suite 1004, Ontario, M5R 2A5; (416) 923-9600; fax (416) 923-4840.
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