Tag: V.I. Department of Tourism

Virgin Islands Re-Launches $3 Million ‘Real Nice’ Tourism Campaign

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As travelers look to escape from the cold this winter, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is supporting the territory’s private sector partners with the relaunch of a $3 million marketing campaign to stimulate travel to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas in the coming months. The highly anticipated “Real Nice” advertising […]

Tourism and Virgin Islands Carnival Committee Share Budgets With Finance Committee

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Members of the Committee on Finance chaired by Sen. Kurt Vialet, held a meeting at the Capitol Building on Monday, to receive testimony from officials from the Virgin Islands Carnival, Festival & Cultural Organization of St. John, The Crucian Christmas Festival, The Department of Tourism and the Virgin Islands Housing Authority on […]

Despite Speedy Recovery, Caribbean Is Poised to Lose Billions of Tourism Dollars

BUENOS AIRES — The numbers are sobering. When Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean last fall, the region lost nearly one million visitors and an estimated $900 million in tourism-related spending. But as bad as those figures appear, the worst is yet to come. As hotels, restaurants, resorts and island infrastructures are restored, the Caribbean […]

TOURISM COMMISSIONER: Word Is Going Out To Whole World … USVI Still Nice!

ATLANTA –– U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said that she continues to put the word out that the territory is open for business. Addressing a broad range of consumers and industry stakeholders over the past week in Atlanta, Chicago and New York, Commissioner Nicholson-Doty thanked partners for their support of the U.S. Virgin Islands […]

Tourism Says It Is Trying To Make Chicken Salad Out of Chicken Sh_t With Reduced Budget

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes in September, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism said it has developed a 150-day rolling marketing plan to share with industry stakeholders. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a road map of activities we will pursue as our destination […]

Tourism Commissioner Tells Travel Magazine The USVI Pushed St. Thomas Ahead of St. Croix … ‘Because It Has More To Offer’

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 fighting chance in the ultra-competitive […]

Tourists Return To Magen’s Bay in St. Thomas … Where Cruise Ships Still Dare To Go

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 the island on November 3, […]

THREE TIMES CHARMED! NCL Cruise Ship Norwegian Dawn Will Be Here On Saturday … St. Thomas Gets 60 Ships In December; St. Croix 8

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 to welcoming the passengers and crew of the Norwegian Dawn this weekend, […]

WELCOME BACK! Businesses And Cruise Ship Passengers Amazed At How Quickly St. Thomas Has Bounced Back After Hurricane Irma

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 passengers are expected to arrive […]