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St Thomas Seeing Surge in Airbnb Demand

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of St Thomas is seeing a surge in Airbnb demand, according to new numbers released by the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism. St Thomas is seeing a 338 percent growth in bookings […]


New Tourism Leadership in the British Virgin Islands

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has new tourism leadership, following the British Overseas Territory’s recent election. New BVI Premier Andrew Fahie will also be serving as Minister of Tourism, following his Virgin Islands Party’s win in […]


The Westin St John Resort Reopens

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By the Caribbean Journal staff In a massive boost for the tourism fortunes of the island of St John, the Westin St John Resort Villas has officially reopened its doors. The reopening comes 16 months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria […]


US Virgin Islands Nominates New Tourism Commissioner

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By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Virgin Islands will soon have a new Commissioner of Tourism. New Governor Albert Bryan has named local businessman Joe Bosculte to the role; he will soon appear before the Virgin Islands Legislature […]

Spirit to Launch New St Thomas Flights

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Spirit’s big Caribbean expansion includes another new route to St Thomas. The low-cost carrier is set to launch its new three-times-weekly flights from Orlando to St Thomas on Nov. 8. The flights are part of […]

A Major New Hotel Project Is Coming to St Thomas

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By Alexander Britell A major new hotel project is coming to St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The government of the United States Virgin Islands is working on a deal that would provide up to $10 million for […]


St Thomas: USVI Plans $230 Million Airport Modernization Project

By Dana Niland and Alexander Britell The  Cyril E. King Airport in St Thomas will soon begin a major transformation project. The plan, revealed by the Virgin Islands Port Authority this week, is estimated to cost around $230 million. “We’re […]

St Thomas' Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Is Open Again

By Alexander Britell It’s back. One of the Caribbean’s most beloved hotels has reopened its doors on the island of St Thomas: the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. In a huge step forward for the tourism industry in St Thomas, the […]

Spirit Launches Nonstop Flights to St Croix

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By Alexander Britell One of the region’s coolest destinations just got a huge lift. Florida-based Spirit Airlines has officially launched its new nonstop flights to the island of St Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. The new service is […]


St Thomas to Begin Transformation of Charlotte Amalie Waterfront

By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands will break ground this week on a major transformation project for the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas. US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp will lead the groundbreaking on the […]

In the US Virgin Islands, a Tourism Training Push

By the Caribbean Journal staff A major tourism training push is set for the United States Virgin Islands next week, as Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence launches a three-day training program for tourism industry professionals in the territory. The program, […]

$230 Million Modernization Plan on Way for St Thomas Airport

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Thomas’ Cyril E. King airport is set for a major transformation. United States Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that he will soon unveil the plans for a $230 million modernization of the […]


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