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Cruise Tourism Declines in USVI, But Air Travel is Expected to Bounce Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels in…

Elesha George | July 07, 2022

An increase in air arrivals in 2023 is expected to push tourism numbers in the U.S. Virgin Islands to near pre-Covid-19 figures, according to the V.I. Bureau of Economic Research. BER noted in its budget hearing on Tuesday that air arrivals can be expected to return to “normal levels” in 2023.  Although a specific projection was not provided, B.E.R. Director Allison DeGazon said the bureau expected five times more air passengers than those arriving on cruise ships, and the bureau has adjusted the expenditure budget to reflect it. B.E.R. has asked lawmakers to allow it to budget $1.1 billion for air expectancy and $103.8 million for cruise passengers, for a total of $1.286 billion. At end of the 2022 calendar year, the bureau expects that air arrivals will have contributed 827,284 tourists, which is approximately 89,000 more visitors than…

USVI Will be One of the Uber Soca Cruise Destinations…

Staff Consortium | May 19, 2022

Uber Soca Cruise has announced the highly anticipated return of its theme cruise at sea with three sailings…

Secret Harbour Wins Tripadvisor 2022 Travelers’…

Staff Consortium | May 15, 2022

Secret Harbour Beach Resort, a full-amenity condominium property for families and couples, announced…

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