BERMUDA BECKONS LOVERS FOR ROMANCE

BERMUDA BECKONS LOVERS FOR ROMANCE

BERMUDA BECKONS LOVERS FOR A ROMANCE-FILLEDVALENTINE’S WEEKEND ON ISLAND PARADISE

Announcing the 2008 International Love Festival

HAMILTON, BERMUDA, January 23, 2008 – Grammy Award winners Gladys Knight and Regina Belle will serenade guests at this year’s Bermuda International Love Festival – a weekend created solely for the celebration of love – the Bermuda Department of Tourism announced today. On Valentine’s Weekend, February 15-18, 2008, couples from all over the globe are invited to reconnect, rekindle and revive their spirit of love on this enchanted island paradise“The Bermuda International Love Festival is a magical weekend that evokes all of the elements of love,” said Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown, JP, MP, Bermuda’s Minister of Tourismand Transport. “My wife and I invite couples, both young and old, to celebrate their passion and devotion to one another in the most romantic place on Earth.” This year’s festival, once again hosted by the luxurious Fairmont Southampton beachfront resort, features a weekend full of day and night activities designed to inspire love. The itinerary, personally selected by Premier Brown and his wife Wanda Henton Brown, includes: · A Champagne & Chocolate Welcome Reception· Private performance by Regina Belle· Sunday Gospel Brunch· The Sweetheart’s Ball with an intimate performance by the legendary Gladys Knight In addition to the receptions, concerts and lively parties, Bermuda International Love Festival attendees are invited to enjoy romantic movie screenings, a Pink Beach Walking Tour, Ballroom Dance Lessons, Salsa Lessons, Line Dance Lessons and a Couples Massage Class.Land packages are available for the Bermuda International Love Festival starting at $859.00 per person. Price includes three night accommodations, double occupancy (EP) at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel and all Love Festival events during the period of February 15 – 18, 2008. Special Platinum packaging provides an upgrade to Fairmont Gold and a $300 Resort Credit redeemable anywhere on the property including the world famous Willow Stream Spa. (More) 2008 Love Festival Page 2 For more information please emaillovefestival@bermudatourism.com. To book your Love Festival Platinum Weekend Getaway, please call 1- 800-441-1414, visitwww.fairmont.com/southampton/HotelPackages/ or email ShpRes@Fairmont.comand reference the Bermuda International Love Festival. This special event is limited to 100 couples. About Bermuda:Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. Bermuda’s diverse activities offer an array of vacation options, including more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, championship golf, horseback riding, world-renowned deep sea fishing and smooth pink beaches to rest on by day’s end. Accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, all incorporating the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience. For more information, visitwww.bermudatourism.com or call 800-BERMUDA (800-237-6832).

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