U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
Despite Raging Violent Crime Rates, Covert CDC COVID-19 Warnings, Americans Still Flock To The USVI In Droves
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You still can’t take a luxury cruise line to the U.S. Virgin Islands, but you can fly and tourism is turning around, even with the cruise ship business dead in the water for now. “We are a very safe destination,” Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands wants to clarify its entry requirements for American tourists. Our islands updated their entry procedures this month due to increasing travel demand from the mainland U.S. In a recent press release from the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, the board announced that it
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In the latest two-part installment of “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard,” the travel expert and former cruise executive explores the beautiful and recently reopened U.S. Virgin Islands, including stops in the territory’s main islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Ri’chard is joined by a handful of
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Travel demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands remains strong, according to recent data cited in Condé Nast Traveler, a luxury and lifestyle media outlet. The data, from travel search site Kayak, reveal St. Thomas as the No. 1 destination where flight searches are recovering the fastest. “As
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is on a mission to educate travelers that the territory is an American overseas territory. And as such, travel to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island is within the United States’ domestic jurisdiction. Though not part of the
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Starting on January 26, travelers entering the United States and its territories will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the aircraft at their embarkation points. But the new rule does not apply to residents traveling from the USVI to the mainland.
CRUZ BAY — A Florida man on vacation with his family apparently drowned while snorkeling in St. John on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Nathaniel Outcalt, 47, of Venice, Florida drowned while snorkeling in Trunk Bay before 5:38 p.m. Monday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Police were told that Outcalt,
Sun Country Airlines and Delta Air Lines Competing For Minnesota Travelers To The U.S. Virgin Islands
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming new flights from Minneapolis to St. Thomas this winter from Delta Air Lines and Sun Country Airlines. Delta is offering thrice weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while Minneapolis-based carrier Sun Country is operating weekly Saturday service between Minneapolis-St. Paul
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a year in which the tourism industry was repeatedly dealt blows, the U.S. Virgin Islands can see a glimmer of a silver lining among the pandemic-driven storm clouds. The territory was recently named “Destination of the Year” by the online publication Caribbean Journal and The Ritz-Carlton,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism has cautioned that while a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is on the horizon, protocols and guidelines implemented to protect lives and livelihoods in the territory should not slacken. Speaking on a recent Condé Nast Traveler virtual panel discussion, Tourism’s