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Governor Bryan Initiates Annual Tourism Summit for USVI Industry Feedback

  • Nelcia Charlemagne
  • April 18, 2024

During Monday’s press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan announced that the Department of Tourism will host a one-day summit that would serve as a debrief of sorts after the territory’s tourism season. “We’re looking at trying to create an annual tradition,” said the governor.  “Any time you have a major event, you have a debrief – what you did, what was wrong, what was right, what could be better, how do we make things work more cohesively,” he said, explaining that the idea was to bring together various industry stakeholders – transportation, lodging, food & beverage, and excursion providers among them – to get feedback “from the proverbial horse’s mouth” about what visitors, on land and sea alike, have to stay about the territory’s tourism product.  “For the most part, most of our industry leaders were talking about how great the Virgin Islands is doing and how great our tourism product is looking,” Governor Bryan said, contextualizing the tone of the discussions at the recently-conc...