For Immediate Release
Source: United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
Contact: Luana Wheatley + 1 340 774-8784
Bevan Springer + 1 201 861-2056
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS OFFERS “NICE” PACKAGES FOR TRAVEL THIS SUMMER AND FALL
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (May 17, 2016) – The United States Virgin Islands is offering a free night’s stay along with spending credits for travel to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas from June to October this year.
The USVI Department of Tourism announced its 2016 Summer-Fall Promotion, which includes a fourth night free and $350 in spending credit. Travelers must book by July 16, 2016, and all travel must be completed between June 5 and October 15, 2016.
Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty thanked all travel partners for supporting the promotion, which will be backed by a cooperative marketing program of $150,000 with key tour operators and $350,000 in television and digital advertising.
“The United States Virgin Islands is nice all year round, but we are especially nice in the summer with lots of festivals, events and activities for travelers looking for a fabulous vacation value,” said Nicholson-Doty. The Department of Tourism expects the promotion to drive more than $1.5 million in visitor expenditures through mid-October.
Participating hotels and resorts include:
The Buccaneer Hotel; Club Comanche Hotel St. Croix; Club St. Croix Beach Resort and Tennis Club; Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino; Holger Danske Hotel; Hotel Caravelle; Hotel on the Cay; Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa; Sand Castle on the Beach; Tamarind Reef Resort, Spa & Marina; and The Palms at Pelican Cove.
Caribbean Villas; Concordia Eco-Resort; Gallows Point Resort; Island Getaways; SIRENUSA Residences; and The Westin St. John Resort & Villas.
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort; Emerald Beach Resort; Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Resort; Galleon House Bed and Breakfast; Lindbergh Bay Hotel and Villas; Mafolie Hotel; Pavilions & Pools Villa Hotel; Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort; Sugar Bay Resort & Spa; The Green Iguana Hotel; and Windward Passage Hotel.
Participating tour operators and wholesalers include: American Airlines Vacations; Apple Vacations; Bookit.com; CheapCaribbean.com; Costco Travel; Expedia; Flight Center USA; MLT Vacations; and Travel Impressions.
For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com, follow us on Twitter ( @USVITourism) and become a fan on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI). When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel – including on-line check-in – making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.