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June 14th, 2019
UPDATE: No agreement reached with NCL on release of berths- BVIPA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands is still in negotiations with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) over the releasing of unused berths.

May 23rd, 2019
Premier Fahie addresses hundreds of tourism investors in Miami

MIAMI, Florida, USA - As the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government continues its aggressive push towards improving the territory’s tourism sector, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) attended the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS), in Miami Florida.

April 15th, 2019
VI better equipped to enhance tourism products – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his attendance of the Seatrade Global trade in Miami Florida, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has indicated that the Virgin Islands (VI) is now in a better position to enhance its tourism product.

April 12th, 2019
BVICCHA inks deal for upscale tourism magazine

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association (BVICCHA), has entered into a partnership with North South Net (NSN), a publishing company to develop ‘Visit the British Virgin Islands’, an upscale destination magazine to be distributed in guest rooms of member hotels, villas and yacht charter companies in Virgin Islands (VI).

March 17th, 2019
USVI capitalising on 'Carnival' exit from Antigua

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI - In a rather drastic move following disagreements between the Antiguan Government, Carnival Cruise Line and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Carnival Cruise Line last week announced that it was removing Antigua from its itinerary, a decision with damaging consequences for the island, as Carnival Cruise Line alone brings 250,000 individuals to Antigua’s shores annually.

December 25th, 2018
BVITB Resumes St. Thomas Greeter Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is announcing the return of their St. Thomas Greeter Service.

December 20th, 2018
VI, Airbnb partner to expand tourism sector through home sharing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Airbnb continues to deepen its roots in the Caribbean, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Virgin Islands (VI) to collaborate on areas of common interest.

August 15th, 2018
‘Public Registers’ danger demand greater focus & investment in VI Tourism—Wheatley

NEW YORK, NY, USA – There are serious economic and financial implications for the Virgin Islands (VI), as a consequence of the United Kingdom's (UK) decision, to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the Overseas Territories (OTs), and in order to compensate, Tourism will have to take on a much more prominent role as a driver of economic growth in the medium and longer term.

August 14th, 2018
Re-balancing the VI economy in wake of 'Public Registers Decision'

By E. Benito Wheatley

There are very serious economic and financial implications for the Virgin Islands (VI), as a consequence of the United Kingdom's (UK) decision, to impose public registers of beneficial ownership (public registers) on the Overseas Territories (OTs).

May 17th, 2018
‘The spirit of the people is what tells our story’ – Kedrick D. Pickering

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI - Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resource and Labour, during a consultation meeting with Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Operations Committee on May, 14, 2018 at the Moorings Conference Room stated that tourism involves not just one person but everybody in the territory, while emphasising that whatever needs to be done to get the cruise industry up and running, it should be done.

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