First Dine VI a major success

The Department of Tourism’s first ever Dine VI proved to be a major success for the Territory. Dine VI was a 10-day celebration of the cuisine, culture and community of St. Croix, and featured an array of events in addition to prix fixe menu offerings. Some of the events included the Food Learn, the very […]

DOT gears up for St. Croix Meetings and Incentives Symposium

The Department of Tourism will host top-tier planners, buyers and meetings and incentives media on St. Croix December 2-6, 2015. The attendees will visit various hotels and venues on the island during their stay, and also take part in many activities. Meetings outlets that will be represented include Black Meetings and Tourism, Facilities and Destinations […]

St. John one of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 “Best Islands in the World”

St. John was ranked #13 in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards “Best Islands in the World” category in October. More than 128,000 travelers participated in the magazine’s 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, submitting millions of ratings and thousands of comments to help them create their winning list of favorites.

DOT hosts inaugural Norwegian Air flight to St. Croix

Department of Tourism and Port Authority officials welcomed the inaugural Norwegian Air flight to St. Croix on Friday, November 6. Arriving from Copenhagen via San Juan, the flight included travelers and journalists from Denmark seeking to explore St. Croix’s Danish history. The flight was greeted with a water cannon salute while visitors were treated to welcome […]

DOT attends CLIA Executive Partner Summit in Miami

Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty represented the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Executive Partner Summit in Miami October 27-29, 2015. The summit offered networking events, engaging seminars and opportunities to hear directly from cruise line members and industry leaders. One of the highlights was the President’s Panel, with cruise line […]

DOT hosts media for Dine VI

The Department of Tourism hosted journalists from numerous top-tier outlets during its inaugural Restaurant Week on the island of St. Croix from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 8, 2015. The outlets that were represented included Saveur Magazine, Forbes, About.com, Sherman’s Travel, Black Enterprise, Profiles 98 Magazine, Intermezzo, SIP Magazine, SeriousEats.com and SheKnows.com. The Dine […]

Travel Agents Get Training to Sell U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has launched a “USVI Travel Agent Specialist and Loyalty Rewards” program to drive travel agency bookings to the Territory. This educational training program, provided by Travel Agent University, equips travel agents with the tools, resources and rewards to familiarize themselves with the destination’s unique offerings to sell to […]

DOT attends 2015 IMEX America Conference

The Department of Tourism is participating at the annual IMEX America, America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. The conference is held in Las Vegas, Nevada October 13-15, 2015. USVI Tourism officials will host a special cocktail networking event during the conference, where participants will have the opportunity to soak up the Territory’s […]

St. Croix to Host Restaurant Week

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has launched Restaurant Week on the island of St. Croix from Wednesday, October 28 to Sunday, November 8, 2015. Dubbed “Dine VI,” this culinary showcase is a 10-day celebration of the cuisine, culture and community of St. Croix, and will feature an array of events and dining experiences in […]

USVI Department of Tourism Promotes Territory in NYC Metro Area

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism conducted a successful week-long mission to New York City over the Labor Day holiday weekend, which included promotion of the Territory’s tourism offerings within the media and directly to consumers throughout the city. While in New York, Governor Kenneth Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty visited media representatives […]