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PGA Grand Slam of Golf Bermuda


The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase that features golf's premier foursome — the winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship returns to Bermuda Oct. 18-19.

The host for the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf will once again be the Port Royal Golf Course, a public course that opened for play in 1970, and has undergone an extensive $13.7 million renovation. The Port Royal Golf Course, home of the 2011/2012 PGA Grand Slam, is ranked among the world’s best public golf courses by Golf Digest and named Bermuda’s finest course by The New York Times. The longest and most scenic course in Bermuda, Port Royal features 18 championship holes over 6,842 manicured yards. Port Royal was originally designed in 1970 by architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., and underwent an extensive renovation, spearheaded by original design team member Robert Rulewich in preparation for the 2009/2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The 36-hole championship will be televised to a worldwide audience by TNT. The total purse is $1.35 million, with the winner receiving $600,000, second place $300,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.

For more about the tournament, see Bermuda Activities-Golf.

Elbow Beach, Bermuda is offering the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf “Inside the Ropes” package. The “Inside the Ropes” package is valid from October 17 to October 21, 2011 and includes:

  • Four nights accommodation in a Premier Ocean View Room
  • Daily breakfast for two persons
  • Taxi transfers to and from the PGA Grand Slam on October 18 and 19
  • Trophy Club access for two for October 18 and 19
  • Champions Celebration for two
  • One round of golf for two at Port Royal Golf Course

The “Inside the Ropes” package is priced at $6,840 inclusive of all taxes and gratuities.  This package is subject to availability and is based on double occupancy. Reservations can be made by contacting Elbow Beach directly at +1 (441) 236-3535 or mailto: ebba-reservations@mohg.com. Additional nights can be added for $500 per night plus taxes and gratuities.


Annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conferences
CHTIC 2012, April 24 - 26
CHTIC 2013 May 7 - 9, 2013

San Juan Puerto Rico

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) have announced that the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico will be the host venue for the Annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC) in 2012 and 2013. CHTIC 2012 will take place April 24-26, 2012, while CHTIC 2013 is scheduled for May 7-9, 2013.

"We have chosen Puerto Rico as the host destination for these crucial investment focused events for the next two years because of increased airlift options available to potential delegates traveling from the Caribbean as well as internationally," said Josef Forstmayr, president of CHTA. "We expect the number of representatives from the Caribbean's leading public and private sector tourism industries will increase as a result thereby creating what is anticipated to be the biggest showing of potential lenders, investors, developers and design firms ever assembled in one place," he added.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies seeking to elevate their presence at these prestigious events. Sponsors will be highlighted throughout the conferences, as well as in CHTA's marketing and public relations activities leading up to and following the event. The Sponsors' Exhibit will also afford direct contact with representatives of sponsoring companies and will be open throughout the conference.

Immediately following the conference, CHTA will host its committee meetings, Board of Directors meeting and the Annual General Meeting.

Building on the momentum achieved in recent years with a growing interest in Caribbean tourism development, CHTIC is staged by two not-for-profit organizations - CHTA and the CTO. CHTA represents the regional hotel and tourism associations and CTO is the public sector tourism body which represents the countries of the region. All funds from the conference are reinvested in the region for the benefit of the Caribbean tourism industry. CHTIC was founded by CHTA and CTO in 1997 with the specific objectives of improving the tourism investment and operating climate in the Caribbean, raising awareness of development opportunities and stimulating a continuing flow of equity and loan capital into the region.

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association


The International Billfish Tournament of Club Nautico de San Juan
Sept. 4-11

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Anglers from United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 58th edition of the International Billfish Tournament of Club Náutico de San Juan Sept. 4-11, 2011.

Chairman Frankie Mirandés explains that approximately 60 battlewagons and 250 top-notch deep sea fishing anglers will compete in the quest for the Atlantic Blue Marlin in this All Release format, four fishing day’s tournament using 50 LB. test line. "You don’t need to charter a fishing boat," says Mirandés. Visiting anglers are invited to fish on board the best yachts from the tournament’s "Armada," and rotate every day to meet new anglers.

Other highlights include transportation from the airport to the hotel (pending previous arrangements with the Organizing Committee), and assistance with any challenge participants may have "Anglers enjoy this VIP attention, and to fish with the very best in the region with no hassle. You have to simply show up at the Club, have breakfast and fish in a comfortable yacht assigned to you every morning and on a daily basis," explains Mirandés.

Various top notch social activities are included. This year’s main party will be "The 80’s are Back!!”


Enter http://www.sanjuaninternational.com and click on REGISTER to fill the Registration Form and submit it.

Or call 787-722-0177 and ask for Delma Lugo or Marely Gutiérrez, or personally visit the Club on Sept. 4 and 5 for Tournament Registration.

For more information send an e-mail to Frankie Mirandés at mailto:chairman@sanjuaninternational.com or to Marely Gutierrez, tournament coordinator, mailto:marelyg@onelinkpr.net, marelyg@gmail.com