US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association
The Department of Tourism announced the show, which was filmed on St. Thomas and St. John, aired nationally on ABC on Feb. 6.
The episode showcased the beauty of the destination as the remaining women in the primetime reality series continued their search for love with the newest Bachelor, Nick Viall. The Bachelor is currently celebrating its 21st season and is one of the highest rated series in this genre.
The Department of Tourism’s Film Office worked closely with the show’s Los Angeles-based production team at NZK Productions. The production employed more than 70 local crew and utilized a variety of services, generating more than $350,000 in on-island revenue. Production for the show was based at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. The episode, which was expected to reach more than 11 million viewers, aired in more than 225 countries and territories.
“The impact to the destination is tremendous when you combine the national television exposure with the direct economic benefits to our community through jobs and valuable work experience,” said Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “We are grateful to the Virgin Islands Police Department, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the Port Authority, the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra, the Caribbean Ritual Dancers and the local production crews who helped ensure the show’s success.”