Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

VIPA and Royal Caribbean Host Conference At Seatrade Cruise Global Convention Today

MIAMI —The U.S. Virgin Islands is positioning itself for growth in the cruising industry. Under the leadership of Commissioner of Tourism, Joseph Boschulte, the territory attended SeaTrade in Florida starting on Monday. The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) and Royal Caribbean Group will host a press conference at the Seatrade Cruise Global Convention today at […]

Spring Revenue Estimating Conference Shows Positive Outlook; USVI’s GDP Outperforms Those of Mainland, Other Territories

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan on Friday attended the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 2022 Spring Revenue Estimating Conference, which is mandated by law to be held twice a year for the Government of the Virgin Islands’ (GVI) revenue-generating agencies to report their financial forecasts. According to presentations from 21 revenue-generating GVI agencies, […]

U.S. Travelers Can Now Submit Proof of Vaccination For Entry Into U.S. Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands continue to see a decline in COVID-19 cases allowing Governor Bryan to announce an ease in requirements for domestic travelers. Effective as of March 7, travelers who are fully vaccinated in the United States and USVI can submit proof of vaccination and are no longer required to provide a negative COVID test for […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Shortens COVID-19 Testing Window For Travelers

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands has updated its COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers. The new requirements mean all U.S-based travelers aged 5 or older must submit a negative test result (antigen or PCR) within three days before travel to the USVI. The new rules took effect yesterday. The change applies both to vaccinated […]

St. John Named Among 50 Best Places To Vacation In 2022 By Travel Lemming

CRUZ BAY — St. John has been named one of the world’s 50 best places to travel in 2022 by the U.S.-based online travel guide Travel Lemming, placing eighth in its annual list of the world’s emerging destinations. In describing why St. John was selected, Travel Lemming calls it a “tropical postcard” and that “the […]

Tourism Commissioner’s Calm Kept Cruise Ship In Port After Havensight Shooting

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte had to personally intervene to keep a cruise ship berthed at the West Indian Company dock from not leaving early after the Havensight Mall shooting that left two people injured on Saturday.  Crystal Serenity, carrying 375 guests and over 200 crew members, had just docked early Saturday morning. […]

No Test Required For Travel From USVI To The United States Mainland

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As the world responds to new vaccination and testing requirements before boarding an international flight to the United States, officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands are reminding the traveling public that the new rules do not apply to direct travel from the USVI to the U.S. mainland. Commissioner clarifies new travel policies “While international […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Says ‘Buon Giorno’ To Italian Travelers

ROME — The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism took its marketing messages to Italy in anticipation of welcoming European visitors once again this November. “Italy is one of a select group of international markets in which the territory will strategically focus its marketing activities in the coming weeks and months,” V.I. Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte […]

WINNING UGLY: The USVI Topped The Caribbean In Visits During July, But What Does That Say About Region In General?

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Be careful what you wish for … you might just get it. In April of 2019, Governor Albert Bryan said that the U.S. Virgin Islands would “position” itself as the number one tourist destination in the Caribbean. At the time, Bryan’s “projection” seemed almost laughable because the year before — the number […]

BREAKING NEWS: USVI Tourism Tells Visitors Antibody Tests Won’t Be Accepted

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism just put out an important COVID-19-related message for visitors to the territory on Twitter minutes ago. “As of August 13, results from COVID-19 antibody tests are no longer acceptable for entry or submission to the USVITravel Screening Portal,” Tourism said on social media. “Make sure […]