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Programs & Events

September is Travel Agent Month


September is Travel Agent Month in the U.S. Virgin Islands! Travel agents and representatives with an 8 Digit IATAN Number can sign HERE up for exclusive information on complimentary hotel stays and discounts on activities and attractions.


The Education & Training Fund was established more than 20 years ago by the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association. (HTA)

More details are included in the two documents (MS Word format) below:

HTA ET Scholarship Program

HTA ET Scholarship Application

Blue Flag Educational Events

An educational day is planned for the islands of St. Thomas and St. John on Saturday, as part of the Blue Flag Program. VINE, or the V.I. Network of Environmental Educators, will host a series of environmental presentations at the newly certified blue flag beaches. News 2's Erica Bivens has the story.

The Inn at Tamarind Court

The Inn at Tamarind Court
P.O. Box 350
St. John, VI 00831
Phone: (340) 776-6738
Fax: (340) 776-6722
Manager: Stephanie King

Virgin Islands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.

You can download an informational document and an application form for the Virgin Islands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. by right clicking on the links (200 DPI tiff files suitable for printing):


Application Form

Tommy Starfish

Tommy Starfish is the mascot of the U.S.V.I. HTA. Tommy arrived "on island" on the Seaplane in November of 2002, and as the public face of the HTA fills many different duties for the HTA.

The annual Tommy Star Awards recognize hospitality employees for excellence and dedication. This is a major black tie event and that gives the HTA and it's members a chance to highlight and showcase the work of their staffs throughout the tourism industry.

There is also the Tommy Goes to School Newsletter (PDF), which is distributed in schools throughout the territory with the goal of disseminating relevant information about the tourism industry to the children of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and interest them in tourism careers.

And he appears on the color-coded road signs that help tourists find their way from the airport to major points of interest around the island and back. Keep and eye out for Tommy while you are here!

Tommy Goes To School

back-to-school.jpgTommy Starfish, the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association mascot, is packing his backpack and heading to school. Why? He’s visiting classrooms to educate kids on the tourism industry, local facts and people, and teaching students cool things that are a part of Virgin Islands culture. Click here to download the latest Tommy newsletter.



Programs & Events


U.S. Virgin Islands
Hotel & Tourism Association
PO Box 2300
St. Thomas, VI 00803
Tel. (340) 774-6835
Fax (340) 774-4993


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