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VI delegation in Miami working to restore territory’s cruise tourism sector

- Premier Andrew A. Fahie says members of the delegation are scheduled to meet with several cruise executives
A delegation from the Virgin Islands is currently in Miami attending the Sea trade Cruise Global which opened its doors on September 27, 2021. Photo: Facebook
Premier Fahie said members of the delegation are scheduled to meet with several cruise executives and cruise lines in the coming days to discuss requirements for ships to call to the Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook
Premier Fahie said members of the delegation are scheduled to meet with several cruise executives and cruise lines in the coming days to discuss requirements for ships to call to the Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook
MIAMI, Florida, USA – A delegation from the Virgin Islands is currently in Miami attending the Sea Trade Cruise Global, which opened its doors on September 27, 2021.

Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (RI), in a September 28, 2021, update said he held a pre-conference briefing on the ground in Miami with the Virgin Islands delegation.

“The delegation aims to restore the return of cruise business to the C.B. Romney Tortola Pier Park since the last Covid-19 spike in the Virgin Islands,” he said. 

The four-day conference explores the latest trends with industry influencers and high-level cruise executives and includes the annual State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote with the chief executives of the world’s largest cruise organisations.

700 companies hosting exhibits 

The exhibition also hosts 700 exhibiting companies from all cruise sectors, including Design and Ship Interiors; Entertainment, Environmental and Health, Hotel Operations and Concessions, Information Technology, Ports and Destinations, Safety and Security, Ship Equipment and Shipbuilding. 

Hon Fahie said members of the delegation are scheduled to meet with several cruise executives and cruise lines in the coming days to discuss requirements for ships to call to the Virgin Islands.

According to Hon Fahie in his update, during the meetings, the cruise executives will share all pre-embarkation and onboard prevention and mitigation measures adapted for cruising in the new regular shaped by COVID-19.

12 Responses to “VI delegation in Miami working to restore territory’s cruise tourism sector”

  • homeboy (29/09/2021, 13:23) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    Why this government cannot get carnival cruise line to come back to the bvi.Show your negotiations skill.our you just a waste of time too.it about time carnival returns. A new government.
    • lodger (29/09/2021, 14:40) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
      Because govt upset Carnival by doing an exclusive use of the pier by Norwegian and Disney. They told Carnival they would have negotiate with those two for slots. Carnival rightly said “up yours” and withdrew. I think they might have had one or two ships in for the odd day since.
  • Lb (29/09/2021, 13:25) Like (52) Dislike (62) Reply
    Not the best or optimal use of resources for Tourism. This energy is needed for the charter yacht sector. This energy and attention is needed to the hotels. Needed for the villas. Needed for the beach bars and restaurants. This is where the money is, not in cruiseship
    • @Lb (29/09/2021, 14:11) Like (22) Dislike (28) Reply
      It's a free 4-day trip to Miami so who wouldn't want to go? The ships care coming with our without them so waste of time. The value portions of our tourism needs this same attention for real.
      • True, lives in Miami (29/09/2021, 15:16) Like (14) Dislike (18) Reply
        Free trip, food, shopping, nice hotel, who would turn that down.
    • WTF (29/09/2021, 14:15) Like (10) Dislike (21) Reply
      No they right... the other industries done already made plans to leave thanks to this buffoonery.
    • IMO (29/09/2021, 17:38) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      We can do both you know! It doesn't have to be one or the other.
  • I Trust Carvin at the Table. (29/09/2021, 14:09) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Its always been my view that Carvin should be the minister of Tourism, he has the requisit skills and personality..
  • Junket (29/09/2021, 17:14) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    Another taxpayer funded overseas trips for the corrupt ministers, relatives and cronies. Doubt cruise ships will visit the BVI this season or next due to excessive testing requirements and covid virus risks ashore.
  • Well Sah (29/09/2021, 17:28) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    But how they have the junior minister chook up in the corner so.
  • vip (29/09/2021, 17:39) Like (8) Dislike (18) Reply
    Build the infrastructure to a level that we all can be proud of and only then both tourists and residents will truly enjoy the BVI. THE PLACE IS A DUMP
  • Youth (01/10/2021, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is also needed. I commend the Government


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