NO MORE OFF-SEASON: AMERICAN AIRLINES MAINTAINS BVI SERVICE ALL YEAR

American Airlines will offer uninterrupted flight service to the British Virgin Islands throughout 2024, even during the historically slower travel months of July to October. This marks the first time a major carrier has maintained continuous operations to the territory year-round. The BVI Airports Authority announced the new arrangement on Saturday, hailing it as a … Continued

NORWEGIAN SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON BVI CRUISE CANCELLATIONS

Daniel Farkas, General Council and Chief Development Officer at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, has addressed the swirling rumours surrounding the cancellation of five cruise calls to the British Virgin Islands. Farkas vehemently denied any connection between the cancellations and purported safety concerns or the state of the territory’s infrastructure. During a press conference held on … Continued

BVI TO HONOR ATHLETES, AND CULTURE AT AIRPORT

Premier Dr. the Hon. Natalio Wheatley has announced plans to showcase the British Virgin Islands’ athletes, culture, and tourism product prominently at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Wheatley said the goal is to erect images and displays honoring the Territory’s sporting heroes and highlighting various aspects of BVI culture throughout the airport terminal. Junior … Continued

BOMB THREATS LINKED TO CASE OF AMERICANS DETAINED IN TURKS AND CAICOS

The recent bomb threat made at the TB Lettsome International Airport is among a wave of bomb threats disrupting airports across the Caribbean and is believed to be connected to the case of four Americans charged in Turks and Caicos for ammunition possession.  The families of Michael Lee Evans, Bryan Hagerich, Tyler Scott Wenrich and … Continued

BVIAA UNVEILS NEW LOGO

The BVI Airports Authority marked a new era today with the unveiling of its rebranded identity and logo. The event highlighted the significance of the visual rebrand and recognized the collaborative effort behind its creation. Kurt Menal, Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority, opened the ceremony by emphasizing the importance of the rebranding initiative. … Continued

TWO VIRGIN ISLANDS MUSIC FESTIVALS AIM FOR UNIFIED TOURISM BOOST

With two major music festivals soon taking place in the Virgin Islands, questions have arisen about why the long-running Virgin Islands Music Festival and the new One VI Music Festival are being held as separate events. BVI Tourist Board Events Manager Dirk Walters has provided insight into the situation. According to Walters, the key reason … Continued

NEW CRUISE LINES, ECONOMIC DATA COMING FOR BVI CRUISE TOURISM

Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Kye Rymer provided an update on the territory’s cruise tourism sector following his attendance at the recent Seatrade Global Conference.  A key announcement was that the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is expected to deliver an updated economic impact study focused on cruise passenger spending patterns in the British Virgin … Continued

PREMIER DEFENDS CRUISE TOURISM’S VALUE TO VI ECONOMY

Premier Dr. Natalio D. Wheatley pushed back against the notion that the cruise industry provides little economic benefit to the Virgin Islands. Recent calls from the Opposition and some residents urged the government to prioritize overnight tourism over the celebrated growth in cruise arrivals. However, in remarks made in a recent sitting of the House … Continued