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V.I. Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has unveiled its new advertising campaign, called “Real Nice.” In partnership with its advertising agency of record, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta (JWT), which is responsible for creative design, and local Virgin Islands company FilmVI, the popular “Virgin Islands Nice” campaign was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of the selling points of the Virgin Islands current tourism campaign is to emphasize “No Passport Required.” But for nine United States that is all about to change … starting in 2018. So the question becomes: What will the impact be to tourism in the territory?

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GUARANTEED! NO MAINSTREAM NATIONAL “ORGANIC MEDIA” ATTENTION FROM BJ CONVENTION: By devoting precious tourism dollars to such a small scale, segmented, fringe audience, Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty is virtually guaranteeing that the U.S. Virgin Islands beautiful product will not come before the largest audience possible — which translates to a

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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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SUCCESS AT LAST: Beverly Nicholson-Doty ADVERTORIAL: To find out how you can help someone with a gambling addiction, press play below: CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The commissioner of tourism said today that United Airlines will now make more non-stop flights to St. Thomas. Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that talks this week with

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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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UNDER FIRE FOR UNDER PERFORMANCE: Beverly Nicholson-Doty is in the hot seat this high season as thousands of Zika virus cases in Puerto Rico fail to stop tourists from going there; while territorial tourism numbers are down overall since the advent of the mosquito-borne disease here. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –  The V.I. Tourism Department said this week that travelers to the territory can save 25 percent on their hotel stays and get $500 in spending credits as part of its Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The promotion is aimed at providing travelers with a value-added getaway to experience

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Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fears of the Zika virus have a double impact in the Caribbean, where vulnerability to the mosquito-borne disease, linked to microcephaly and other fetal brain damage, challenges an economy dependent largely on tourism. Since January, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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