U.S. Virgin Islands Update For June 24, 2002

Current Press Release
for June 24, 2002
Call 1-800-372-USVI for more information.

Booking Window Added to Summer Super Saver Program

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, June 24, 2002 – Due to the incredible response to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ “Summer Super Saver” program, the USVI Department of Tourism, the St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Association and the St. Thomas/St. John Hotel and Tourism Association announce the inclusion of a booking window. Visitors interested in enjoying the “Summer Super Saver” program, with savings of up to $1,000, must book their vacation no later than August 15, 2002 for travel no later than October 31, 2002.

The value-added incentives of this program include: a $100 per person air credit provided by the Department of Tourism; a $100 gift certificate redeemable at Amsterdam Sauer, Colombian Emeralds International, Diamonds International, Jewels, Little Switzerland, or Tanzanite International; fifth-night of accommodations free at participating properties; fifth-day of car rental free at participating agencies; and a coupon booklet worth up to $500 in savings at participating outlets. Free dinners and specialty drinks, free gifts with purchase and shopping discounts are just a few of the value-added incentives included in the coupon book.

St. Croix hotels that are participating in this promotion include: The Buccaneer Hotel; Hotel Caravelle; Chenay Bay Beach Resort; Club St. Croix Beach and Tennis Resort; Colony Cove Beach Resort; Cormorant Beach Club; Divi Carina Bay Resort; Frederiksted Hotel; and King Christian Hotel. Participating St. Thomas properties include: Anchorage Beach; Bolongo Bay Beach Club & Villas; Crystal Cove Villas; Holiday Inn Windward Passage; Island Beachcomber; Marriott Frenchman’s Reef; Renaissance Grand Beach Resort; Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina; Sapphire Village; Secret Harbour Beach Resort; and Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa. Car rental agencies that are participating in this promotion include: Avis; Budget; Hertz, St. Croix; Centerline Car Rental, St. Croix; Olympic; and Tri-Island.

Tour operators that have partnered with the USVI to book the packages include: American Airlines Vacations; Apple Vacations; Certified Vacations; Classic Custom Vacations; Costco Travel/Pacific Escapes; GoGo Worldwide Vacations; Inter-Island Tours; Island Resort Tours; Magic Carpet Vacations; and Travel Impressions.

For additional information about this promotion, contact the St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Association at (340) 773-7117 or (800) 524-2026, or the St. Thomas/St. John Hotel and Tourism Association at (340) 774-6835, or visit www.sttstjhta.com. For additional information about the United States Virgin Islands, call 800-372-USVI (8784), visit www.usvitourism.vi or contact the nearest USVI Department of Tourism regional office in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington, D.C. or Toronto.