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January 24th, 2020
BVITB & Film Commission receives prestigious travel marketing awards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission (BVITB&FC) received two Adrian Awards at the prestigious Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Awards Gala on January 21, 2020.

January 17th, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Ahmad L. Mahoney

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Young Professional Ahmad L. Mahoney always had a love for the sun, sea and sand which led him to pursue a tourism-based career. On the surface, he might seem like just an average Virgin Islander, but that is far from the truth.

January 11th, 2020
NY Times lists VI as #2 travel destination for 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - US publication, The New York Times, has listed the [British] Virgin Islands as the No. 2 must travel tourism destination for the new year 2020 in a raving review that lists the territory as one of 52 top global destinations.

December 20th, 2019
‘Godfather of tourism on JvD’ Albert H. Chinnery honoured

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The Jost van Dyke administration building has now been officially reopened and it honours a late Customs Officer who had given more than 30 years of his life in service to the Virgin Islands.

December 15th, 2019
VI & Airbnb ink Hotel Accommodation Tax agreement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) and booking service Airbnb have official inked agreements for the voluntary collection of the Hotel Accommodation Tax on transient occupancy.

November 25th, 2019
$15M allocated for tourism marketing & promotion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) will be spending some $15M for the promotion and marketing of the territory as both a business economy and tourism destination, as the government seeks to make gains in new markets.

November 22nd, 2019
Gov't mulls Motorsports as new tourism product

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) may soon be venturing into motorsports as a new tourism product if plans materialise. This according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fhaie (R1).

November 21st, 2019
Tourist arrivals up 75.9% in VI compared to 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first six (6) months of 2019 saw an increase in the arrival of tourists to the Virgin Islands (VI) compared to the same period in 2018, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in his recent 2020 Budget Address.

November 20th, 2019
VI to offer duty-free fuel to mega yachts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mega yachts that sail the pristine waters of the Virgin Islands (VI) will soon benefit from a new duty-free fuel initiative under the condition that they remain in the territory for three days and more.

November 19th, 2019
Caribbean Airlines may fly to VI in 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Travellers to and from the Virgin Islands will have added airlift options in 2010, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

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