November 08, 2003

St. Thomas To Host 29th Annual Fall Charteryacht Show

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, November 3, 2003 - Commissioner of Tourism Pamela C. Richards is pleased to announce that the Virgin Islands Charteryacht League will host the 29th Annual Fall Charteryacht Show, November 10-12, at the Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas. Participating charter vacation brokers and travel agents will be able to view yachts based in the United States Virgin Islands and talk with their crews.

"The charter yacht industry is an integral part of our tourism product," Commissioner of Tourism Pamela C. Richards said. "I encourage current brokers and travel agents interested in becoming certified brokers to attend our semi-annual shows to familiarize themselves with this luxurious, upscale vacation option in the U.S. Virgin Islands."

All recognized brokers are invited to attend the show free of charge. The "New Broker Seminar," scheduled for November 9 and 12, is mandatory for all brokers who have not attended a previous St. Thomas show. Upon completion of the program and attendance at the show, participants are recognized as brokers and are eligible to book charters. The cost of the two-part seminar is $250. Discounts are available to new brokerages with more than one broker attending the seminar. The fee for each additional broker is reduced to $175. New brokers affiliated with a recognized brokerage may attend for $100. There are no additional costs for attending the show, but registration is required.

The Virgin Islands Charteryacht League's semi-annual charteryacht shows are the oldest in the Caribbean. This year's Fall Charteryacht Show is expected to draw more than 40 charter yachts and 100 charter vacation brokers from the U.S. mainland and around the world. Following the show, several yachts will offer three-night familiarization trips between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. The cost for brokers is $50 per night/per broker and $75 per night for companions sharing the broker's cabin, plus customs and immigration fees.

For more information about the upcoming Fall Charteryacht Show, call (340) 774-3944, or (800) 524-2061, or visit the V.I. Charteryacht League's Web site at For further details about Crown Bay Marina, visit the Web site at For additional information about the United States Virgin Islands, call 800-372-USVI (8784), visit or contact the nearest USVI Department of Tourism regional office in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington, D.C. or Toronto.

Posted by afinta at November 8, 2003 02:33 AM