You’ve been hearing from us for months about the new passport requirement that goes into effect in January (it will require US air travelers to have a passport to return from the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda among other destinations.) As you know, the US Virgin Islands (and Puerto Rico) won’t be included in the change since they are part of the US.
To celebrate that fact, several USVI hotels are launching a “No Passport Required” promotion with savings all the way into 2007. The promotion offers visitors a minimum of a 20% discount for 2007 on room rates at participating hotels.
To take advantage of this special package, it must be booked, for a minimum of 5 nights, through a favorite travel agent or on line travel professional by the end of December.
The hotels included in this promotion are:
• St. Croix: Hotel Caravelle and Divi Carina Bay Resort
• St. John: the Westin Resort
• St. Thomas: Best Western Carib Beach, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort, Holiday Inn, and Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa
Rules and restrictions may apply.
Another benefit of the USVI for American travelers: you can bring back $1600 in purchases duty free.
For information on all U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association programs:
• visit www.virgin-islands-hotels.com