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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The commissioner of tourism admitted that the government pushed to get St. Thomas ready ahead of St. John and St. Croix to try to protect its biggest NGO industry –tourism. Beverly Nicholson-Doty told Travel Agent in a recent interview that St. Thomas got priority to give the territory a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — St. Thomas has accepted its first passenger cruise ships since Hurricane Irma, a welcome milestone for the territory recovering from two major hurricanes. The Adventure of the Seas called upon the island Friday and Royal Princess will stop by today. The luxury ship Seabourn Odyssey called upon

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NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES’ NORWEGIAN DAWN FREDERIKSTED — Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn will dock in St. Croix three times this month, beginning Saturday. The ship’s arrival will mark the return of cruise ships to the Big Island after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island nearly two months ago. “St. Croix looks forward

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WELCOME BACK: The Seabourn Odyssey docks at Havensight passenger ship dock in St. Thomas on Friday. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least 25 cruise ship calls are scheduled for St. Thomas this month. The Ports of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that between November 3 and 30, 2017, thousands of cruise

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CRUZ BAY — The TripAdvisor travel review site has listed the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands as one of the “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the United States.” The 15 destinations were chosen by an algorithm that analyzed all of the property reviews on TripAdvisor Rentals

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TAXING FOR SUCCESS: Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty and BIR Director Marvin Pickering stand with airbnb officials after signing off on the tax agreement. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Virgin Islands government and Airbnb signed a “groundbreaking agreement in the Caribbean” today which will allow the platform to collect

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UNDER PRESSURE: Pressure Busspipe ADVERTORIAL: To get information about how you can help someone who has a gambling addiction, press play below: ATLANTA —  In a recent Virgin Islands Senate hearing on Tourism, Sen. Kurt Vialet and Sen. Alicia Chucky Hansen, created an uproar when they accused reggae superstar Pressure Busspipe,

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CAN’T ACHIEVE A GOAL WHEN NO GOAL IS SET: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is following the chief executive’s (Gov. Kenneth Mapp’) approach to governance with an unfocused, scattershot approach to tourism success that is not bearing significant fruit. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Building on the increase in stay-over arrivals last year, the U.S. Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands will be featured in an upcoming episode of ABC’s The Bachelor. The Department of Tourism announced the show, which was filmed on St. Thomas and St. John, will air nationally on ABC on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 8 p.m. EST, and will air locally on cable channel 14 at 9 p.m. AST. The episode

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L.A. LADY: TOURISM COMMISSIONER BEVERLY NICHOLSON-DOTY LOS ANGELES — Tourism says that it “made a strong foray into the California market last week,” but a local marketing expert says the people who made the decision are misguided to make such a push. Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty stated that the U.S.

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