Destination knowledge is critical to your job as a travel consultant—perhaps now more than ever. It is so important to differentiate yourself in the travel industry. Specialization and immersion in a region—particularly one in a nearby country—can help you do that. 

Clients rely on your expertise to find their perfect vacation destinations. Our practical tip of the week, then, is to take a peek at Bermuda. 

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Bermuda’s Nine Parishes

In 1616, the islands were surveyed and divided into tribes (shares of land), each one named after a member of the original Bermuda Company. These tribes are today’s nine parishes. From west to east the parishes are:


    • Port for mega ships, westernmost parish
    • Bermuda Arts Centre, showcases Bermuda artists
    • National Museum of Bermuda, artifacts from the Sea Venture
    • Casemate Barracks in the Dockyard
    • Clocktower Mall, shopping center at Dockyard
    • Dolphin Quest, swim with dolphins at Dockyard
    • Royal Naval Dockyard, port, entertainment and shopping complex
    • Somerset Village, one of Bermuda’s five main settlements
    • Somerset Bridge, world’s smallest drawbridge


    • Church Bay, a public beach for snorkeling
    • Horseshoe Bay, the most photographed beach
    • Gibbs Hill Lighthouse (built in 1846), the tallest Bermuda structure with 185 steps to the top


  • Two fine public golf courses
  • Cliffs and beaches on the south shore
  • Long Bay Beach


    • Botanical Gardens with an orchid house, fruit groves, and formal gardens
    • Camden House, historic house in typical Bermudian architecture
    • Hungry Bay, national park and nature reserve
    • King Edward VII Memorial Hospital
    • Salt Kettle Peninsula, a ferry terminal

Pembroke, with Hamilton, the capital and a port:

    • City Hall, seat of government
    • Fort Hamilton
    • Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, sponsor of the Newport-to-Bermuda race.
    • Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute


    • Arboretum
    • National Sports Center
    • U.S. Consulate General


    • Devil’s Hole, sinkhole that forms a natural aquarium
    • Harrington Sound, for fishing, sailing, kayaking, and viewing
    • Spittal Pond, island’s largest nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary
    • Verdmont Historic House & Gardens, manor house unchanged since the late 1700s

Hamilton Parish: (different from the site of the city)

    • Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo
    • Crystal Caves, natural limestone caves
    • Flatt’s Village, one of Bermuda’s five main settlements
    • Mangrove Lake
    • Swizzle Inn

St. George’s:

    • Port
    • Bermuda National Trust Museum
    • Former U.S. Naval Air Station, Lighthouse Hill, the Natural Arches
    • Tucker’s Town, one of Bermuda’s five main settlements
    • King’s Square in St. George’s, designated World Heritage Site
    • Forts surrounding St. George’s
    • St. Peter’s Church (1617), oldest Anglican Church in the Western Hemisphere

Exploring new destinations and niche markets is always a good idea. Remember that being a specialist makes YOU special to your clients!

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