Forbes cancels Bermuda trip for '30-Under-30' honorees after backlash

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Forbes planned a "magical" trip for nearly 100 "30-Under-30" honorees to Bermuda, but axed the jaunt after intense online backlash amid the coronavirus pandemic. The month-long Caribbea…
Forbes planned a "magical" trip for nearly 100 "30-Under-30" honorees to Bermuda, but axed the jaunt after intense online backlash amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The month-long Caribbean excursion was set to start March 1, when 75 guests could "work all day, and then network, engage in live programming, and have incredible fun on nights and weekends," Business Insider reported.

Attendees would have spent a month cloistered in a protective "bubble."

"In a time of global chaos, when things feel so monotonous and gloomy, Forbes has decided to undertake something unprecedented, something amazing, something magical for our 30 Under 30 nominees," read the online application to join the trip, according to the news outlet.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the lucky revelers would be required to remain in a bubble where they only interacted with one another, BI reported.

Forbes said in a FAQ viewed by the outlet that it would implement "state-of-the-art testing, quarantine, and bubble protocols that rival anything in the world."

But on Monday, a day after the planned jaunt was disclosed on Twitter by BuzzFeed creative director Rachel Zarrell, Forbes said it was pulling the plug on the lavish excursion.

"We wanted to find a way, with the help of the government of Bermuda, to create a protocol that could allow us to come together and build a community in a safe way that also serves as a model for the world," Forbes rep Matthew Hutchison told Insider in a statement.

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