FAQ’s

The association has three full time staff members and three part-time staff members. The Chairman of the Board along with the Board of Directors are elected by the membership. The board, which consist of 19 members, meets on a monthly basis.

The Association is located at Al Cohens Plaza, Raphune Hill, Building 2 Bay 304 St.Thomas 

The association is a not for profit trade association and is not a governmental agency. 

The association does not perform job placement services. 

The American Hotel & Lodging Association, The American Society of Travel Agents, The National Restaurant Association and The Caribbean Hotel Association. 

Allied membership starts at $390.00 annually. Dues may be more based on the number of employees or gross income. Hotel membership cost $ 31.00 per room for hotels with 16 rooms or more. Hotels of less than 16 rooms are charged $ 125.00 per quarter. 

The Bureau of Economic Research has the most comprehensive and accurate statistical information on the USVI Tourism industry. 

 

Smith Travel Report- STR report provided to all members who participate in the Cooperative Marketing Initiative

 

Airline Capacity Report: Seasonal report provided to members highlighting airlift in to the Territory by the Major Airline Carriers.

A few of the most obvious benefits of membership are networking, marketing, training and advocacy. 

The Association was officially incorporated in 1981, however the association exists unofficially since 1950. The first president was Alton Adams Sr. 

The Hotel & Tourism Association is a not for profit trade association which serves as the unifying organization for the accommodations and tourism related businesses. Our mission is to be an inclusive and unified voice of the hospitality and tourism industry. Our purpose is to develop and promote vibrant and sustainable tourism and provide exceptional experiences for the benefit of our guests, members and our community.