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US VIRGIN ISLANDS TO WELCOME NEW ATLANTA FLIGHTS
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US Virgin Islands

Special seven-night vacation package offers a $250 air credit for Wednesday departures with added benefits for travelers

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED STATES - December 22nd, 2015

For Immediate Release

Source: United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

Contact: Alani Henneman Todman  + 1 340 774-8784
            ahenneman@usvitourism.vi

            Bevan Springer + 1 201 861-2056

Beverly Nicholson-Doty
 
US VIRGIN ISLANDS TO WELCOME NEW ATLANTA FLIGHTS 

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (December 21, 2015) - The United States Virgin Islands is ready to welcome additional Delta Air Lines flights from Atlanta to St. Croix beginning this Wednesday, December 23, 2015. 

Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty reported that the Department of Tourism has developed options for supporting the new Wednesday flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. 

"The new service complements our existing weekly Saturday flights, which have performed incredibly well," said Nicholson-Doty, who announced a special promotion with Delta Vacations to spark even more interest from this major gateway and key feeder cities for the destination. 

The special seven-night vacation package offers a $250 air credit for Wednesday departures, with added benefits for travelers, including $250 to $500 in "VI Nice" certificates and resort credits ranging from $50 to $100. 

MLT Vacations, which manages multiple vacation package brands including Delta Vacations, is partnering with the Department of Tourism on the promotion, which is being supported with $75,000 in online digital and radio advertising. 

"Our goal is to entice travelers to consider Wednesdays as an attractive option for their flights to and from St. Croix," the Commissioner explained, adding that the incentives are designed to encourage on-island spending. 

Participating hotels in St. Croix include The Buccaneer, Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino, The Palms at Pelican Cove, and Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa.  

Packages must be booked between December 21, 2015 and January 29, 2016 for travel between January 6 and April 20, 2016. 

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp said the new flights are an important development in the resurgence of the economy of St. Croix. "St. Croix is a gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and we are always working to position the island as a 'go-to' destination. Together with our partners and stakeholders, this administration is committed to implementing initiatives and strategies aimed at achieving success."

Commissioner Nicholson-Doty was also optimistic about the new Norwegian service from Copenhagen, Denmark. "Having scheduled air service is really great for St. Croix and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the connectivity of the Norwegian flight throughout Scandinavia and Europe is positive for us. We hope to grow that service." 

In 2016, the Department will focus on attracting air service from the northeast United States to St. Croix. "We are actively working to increase flights into St. Croix and strengthen capacity in St. Thomas. There's a lot of interest and expansion going on with airlines into the Caribbean as a whole. We plan to remain competitive in servicing our key markets and to maximize opportunities to welcome more travelers," added Nicholson-Doty.
  
For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com, follow us on Twitter ( @USVITourism) and become a fan on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI). When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel - including on-line check-in - making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.  

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