US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association
VisitStCroix.com , serving the island since the dawn of the internet in 1999, is pleased to announce that it’s 11 hi-resolution video streaming cameras, broadcasting live video 24 hours/day, 7 days per week through the VisitStCroix.com YouTube Channel, are currently receiving a record number of views….313,000 in December 2020, vs. 183,000 in March, 2020 and currently close to 10,000 views per day. The Channel now has over 9000 regular subscribers up 35% from the beginning of the health emergency.
“We believe that the recently increased viewership is attributable not only to increased seasonal demand but also due to folks with an interest in St Croix such as frequent or past visitors, off island property owners, business people, those with relatives and friends now living in St.Croix wanting to view the island plus thousands of people looking to get away as soon as they feel comfortable”, states Founder and President of VisitTheVI.com, parent of VisitStCroix.com . He continues, “ While the current situation is a tragedy for all, the cameras continue to broadcast the natural beauty of St Croix to the world.”
Cameras currently in operation are located at the Caravelle Hotel & Casino (Panoramic view of Christiansted Harbor and Boardwalk), The Buccaneer (View to Mermaid beach, tennis courts and golf course), Chenay Bay with view to beach and west, Eat @ Cane Bay with view to beach, Caravelle Hotel & Casino with view to adjoining street and boardwalk, Schooner Bay Condominium with view to St. Croix Marina & Christiansted harbor, BlueWater Terrace Restaurant with view to Buck Island, The Palms At Pelican Cove with sea and hotel pool view, The Fred Hotel & Restaurant with rotating sea and property views, and Cottages By The Sea (currently undergoing maintenance) with rotating beach and sea views.
Performance and related benefit to St. Croix from the live views since inception of the network has been nothing short of astounding. Total views for all cameras in 2020 was 2.2 million views, which was double the 2019 views.
Yaegel further adds, “Additional camera locations and sponsors are welcome. Sponsorship of a hi res camera installation on your property with access through VisitStCroix.com and its YouTube Channel is minimal compared to the benefit. Every hotel, eatery, water sports operator and others with an important St Croix view is welcome to join, participate and exhibit their property or business.” He adds, “the more cameras, the more we can showcase live the beauty and appeal of St. Croix and show the world that we will continue to be an attractive destination for visitors”. For complete info just email email@example.com.