US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association
The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association held our Annual Destination Symposium June 22-26. Sixteen wholesalers from eleven companies joined us for presentations, site inspections, shopping, activities and fun! Site inspections were held at the Best Wester Plus Emerald Beach Resort, Windward Passage Hotel, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef, Dreams Sugar Bay Resort and Spa, Secret Harbour Beach Resort, the Westin St. John Resort & Villas, Caneel Bay, the Palms at Pelican Cove, Tamarind Reef Resort, Hotel on the Cay, and AeroMD.
We celebrated our theme “You are the ‘I’ in V.I.” throughout the week as wholesalers and Virgin Islanders posed with a giant “V,” showing that the V.I. cannot flourish without all you do! We believe that our great wholesalers are key to introducing guests to the islands, and our residents’ passion for tourism is what brings our guests back. We all play a crucial role in tourism.
We would like to thank this year’s sponsors and property hosts for all of their support, including the USVI Department of Tourism, West Indian Company Ltd., Cape Air, Successful Meetings and Incentives, New York Times, Dreams Sugar Bay Resort and Spa, the Westin Resort and Villas, Windward Passage Hotel, the Palms at Pelican Cove, the Best Western Plus Emerald Beach Resort, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Seaborne Airlines, and Tropic Tours.