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Op-Ed: Cruise Travelers Are Still Backbone of U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Revenue

In Mark Wenner’s article entitled “Time to rethink cruise tourism strategy” he ends with the question: “Given the low expenditure of cruise ship visitors ($165 per head) in the U.S. Virgin Islands, does it make sense to continue to bet heavily on the mass market cruise ship segment?” To answer that question, let’s look at […]

DLCA Commissioner Announces Results Of Holiday Food Basket Survey

CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA Commissioner Richard Evangelista said today the department’s territory-wide “More For Your Dollar” holiday food basket survey was completed on Monday. The market basket survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices no matter the brand on staple grocery items, Commissioner Evangelista said. The number of items compared […]

When Will The Cruise Ship Industry Come Roaring Back?

Cruise ships are an integral cog in the tourism industry of the Virgin Islands. Water Island does not allow cruise ships to dock, since it is a relatively small island found in the Charlotte Amalie harbor with only a handful of residents on the island. This fabulous destination is easily accessible via St. Thomas, and […]