By the Caribbean Journal staff
The United States Virgin Islands is trending right now on the global Kayak travel platform, according to new data from Kayak’s Holiday Travel Hacker.
The Caribbean destination is the number six trending destination for New Year’s this season, with a 25 percent jump in travel demand compared to the same period last year.
Kayak looked at destinations with the greatest year-over-year increase in search volume for travel starting between Dec. 25 and 31 and ending either Jan. 1 or Jan. 2.
That included travel research from January 2018 through August 2018.
“This continued positive news from the marketplace is wonderful validation of the hard work we have been doing to constantly upgrade and market our destination and its offerings,” said US Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “The tourism sector is crucial to our economy and we look forward to a strong winter season and welcoming all those who are coming to celebrate New Year’s Eve here.”
It’s the latest strong indicator for the USVI, following Airbnb’s recent announcement that the island of St Thomas led the Caribbean in growth year over year.