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Top UK travel journalist filming in Bermuda

Top UK travel writer Simon Calder is in Bermuda this week filming and writing articles for a national British newspaper.

He’s in Bermuda to film his award winning ‘48 Hours with Simon Calder’ for the The Independent.

Minister of Business Development and Tourism, Wayne Furbert, said: “We are simply delighted to welcome Simon to Bermuda. He is a respected and trusted journalist and his travel pieces are very popular in the UK and Europe. We hope that his visit is a fruitful one and we look forward to him sharing the wonders of Bermuda with the rest of the world.”

Mr Calder’s 48 hours of activity includes a tailored video for The Independent travel channel www.independent.co.uk/travel/travel-video-channel, a print feature within the title, various podcasts to be hosted online and a number of traffic drivers to encourage people to visit the Island.

During his visit, Mr Calder will dine in some of the Island’s favourite eateries, have a guided tour by the City of Hamilton’s Town Crier, visit the Botanical Gardens to learn about John Lennon’s Double Fantasy album, and also visit St George’s one-of-a-kind perfumery.

Mr Calder who has visited the Island before, said: “I am thrilled to be back in Bermuda. There’s nowhere quite like it on earth from the travellers perspective in terms of the way that everything you want is easy to access, whether you want golf, fishing or if you want to amble around the fine City of Hamilton and meet the people.

“I am really enthused about bringing to the British viewers the concept that it is possible to build in a 48-hour stop in Bermuda, and guess what, if my previous visit is anything to go by, if you have been once you simply cannot wait to get back and plan your next trip. It’s a great escape to a land where you can feel the love.”

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Published February 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm (Updated February 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm)

Top UK travel journalist filming in Bermuda

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