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V.I. Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), says the partnership with the ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands is “at an all-time high.” Her comments came after this month’s FCCA Operations Committee meeting, which allowed the USVI delegation to exchange hurricane preparedness best practices and

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] 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”

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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 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 United Airlines have resulted in the air carrier promising to add more non-stop flights from Houston

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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, of not speaking in his native Virgin Islands accent and instead co-opting the accent of a Jamaican.  The Senate hearing also brought out

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Building on the increase in stay-over arrivals last year, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Tourism has entered the winter season with a strong sales, marketing, advertising and public relations charge. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty reported that besides paid advertising – which is currently airing on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — You wouldn’t expect that the territory would to have to pay people as an inducement to come here at the height of the tourist season. Northern North Dakota, maybe. Snowy Saskatchewan, sure. But Sunny St. Croix? Tourism officials continue to hammer home that St. Thomas, St. John

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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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