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National Parks Seeks Contracts to Provide Tours with Guided Snorkeling to Buck Island

The National Park Service (NPS) issued a Prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of four 10-year Concession Contracts to operate interpretive boat tours with guided snorkeling at Buck Island Reef National Monument. The Prospectus explains the business opportunities and the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the Concession Contracts. The Director, pursuant

By |2018-10-03T07:41:42+00:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Business, Entertainment, Government|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mapp Likes Business Community Feedback About Port Development

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp is heartened by the feedback received from the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce on his administration’s plans to stimulate economic activity across the district. Following a recent meeting of a subcommittee of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, Governor Mapp observed plans for infrastructure upgrades and

By |2018-10-04T15:01:05+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Business, Government, News, Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cruise Executives Stoked About Government Spending

The Ports of the U.S. Virgin Islands group recently completed its quarterly update with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) Operations Committee in Miami where cruise executives were briefed and provided feedback on port improvements, including the introduction of transportation to the Charlotte Amalie Harbor this year. The U.S. Virgin Islands team included Commissioner of Tourism

By |2018-10-06T08:49:16+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: Business, Government|Tags: , , |0 Comments

VI Tourism Helps St. Croix Businesses Treat Cruise Ship Passengers Nicely

Three days of training for tourism industry professionals helped boost tourism to even greater heights in the United States Virgin Islands. Offered by Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence and supported by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism during National Travel & Tourism Week (May 6 to 12, 2018), “Customer Service & Frontline Training” sessions

By |2018-10-07T08:38:12+00:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Business, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Buccaneer Reopens Just in Time to Celebrate a Milestone

Today marks the official reopening of The Buccaneer, the oldest family-run resort in the Caribbean. Since Hurricane Maria struck in late September, the hotel has been closed to leisure guests as it operated as a command center for FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers. The property, which is owned and managed by the third

By |2018-10-07T08:18:51+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Business, Lodging|Tags: , , |0 Comments