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Delta Ramping Up Boston-Caribbean Flights for Holidays

 Delta Airlines is ramping up its nonstop Caribbean service out of Boston for this year’s holiday season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The carrier will be operating nonstop Boston flights to Montego Bay Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, U.S. …

The US Virgin Islands Has Big Tourism Plans

 By Guy Britton This week saw the U.S. Virgin Islands’ 24th annual destination symposium in St. Thomas, and the takeaway was clear: the USVI has big tourism plans, buoyed by strong growth. The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism …

United Expands U.S. Virgin Islands Flights

 United Airlines has launched its new, expanded service to the United States Virgin Islands for the summer. The carrier has begun new daily service between Houston and St. Thomas, up from four weekly flights. The new service will operate through …

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 The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has named St. Croix chef Ralph Motta as its newest Culinary Ambassador. The department announced that the executive chef of Motta Cuisine will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands at various in-market activations and …

 The United States Virgin Islands is making a big push to court investment in the territory’s technology sector. The core of the push is the territory’s RT Park program, established at the University of the Virgin Islands in 2002, a specialist …

 The U.S. Virgin Islands is expanding its popular travel credit promotion. The USVI’s Department of Tourism has launched a new program called “Centennial PLUS” to coincide with the destination’s 100th anniversary as a U.S. territory. Now, the package offers $400 …

Dine VI

 The U.S. Virgin Islands will hold its second annual Restaurant Week this fall, featuring a selection of culinary experiences on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced that the event, known as …

Best Hotels in St. John

 You can’t fly into St. John (catch a plane to St. Thomas (find St Thomas hotels here) and then hop the ferry over) but its behind-the-gateway location only adds to the appeal of the smallest U.S. Virgin Island. Once you …

 It’s summer in the Caribbean, meaning the water is warm, the beaches are less crowded and the rates are often dramatically lower. And that’s true in the US Virgin Islands, which is now offering several incentives for summer travelers to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands has announced several new appointments. The US territory has appointed Canika John its new director of marketing and Frances Williams-Augustin as its new “Director of Visitor Experience.” “Canika John has …

 It’s the most beautiful place in the US Virgin Islands: the island paradise called St John, about 60 percent of which is covered in national parkland. And one of the nicest corners of the island is in Hawksnest Bay. Here’s …

 The US Virgin Islands had a solid year for tourism arrivals in 2015, according to the latest numbers released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The US territory received 769,058 stayover tourists in 2015, a 5.3 percent improvement from 2014. The …

 The ultimate Virgin Islands experience By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor OK, so you didn’t win the Powerball jackpot. But it’s never too early to start planning what you’ll do if your numbers come up the next time. Here’s an idea: …

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 The US Virgin Islands will welcome new Delta Air Lines flights from Atlanta to St. Croix beginning Dec. 23. US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp says that the new flights are an important development in the resurgence of the economy …

 St John meets high fashion By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor St John’s Caneel Bay resort turns 60 next year and is celebrating the landmark in style by partnering with fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer to release a limited-edition scarf. The 28” x …

 Hoteliers in the US Virgin Islands are bracing for the introduction of an increased hotel tax on the island. The new hotel room tax will rise from 10 percent to 12.5 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The tax rate will …

 An explosion burned two hotel employees at the Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort in St Thomas on Sunday morning. Upon arrival, fire personnel were escorted by the security staff to the hotel’s kitchen area where they found …

 The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas has a new owner. The property, which recently underwent a $22 million renovation, is being acquired by Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Prime for $64 million from Marriott International. The deal for the 180-room hotel in the US …