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USVI Had Banner Year in 2021, D.O.T. Says, From Accolades in Respected Publications to Impressive Air…

Staff Consortium | January 27, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Tourism on Wednesday reported what it says was an "impressive tourism success in 2021," beating the territory’s previous performances in 2020 and 2019. The V.I. Bureau of Economic Research reported 738,040 air arrivals for the period January to November 2021, a 102.5 percent increase over the similar period in 2020 and close to 30 percent from 2019, according to D.O.T. The high increase over 2020 was due to lockdowns that affected almost every destination as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. Dept. of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said he looked forward to receiving the final statistics for 2021 since December was a particularly impressive month for the territory, based on data gleaned from its Travel Screening Portal. The portal registered more than one million submissions last year, and over 116,000 in December,…

One of Royal Caribbean's Largest Cruise Ships Makes…

Kyle Murphy | January 06, 2022

ST. THOMAS — Royal Caribbean’s 1,138-foot long, 135-foot wide Odyssey of the Seas — one of Royal Caribbean's…

Norwegian Joy Heads to WICO on Friday With Thousands…

Staff Consortium | December 30, 2021

ST. THOMAS — Norwegian Joy will make its inaugural call on the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday, the West…

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