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November 08, 2003

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS UPDATE

USVI Department of Tourism's Italy Office Has Moved

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism's regional office in Italy has moved. The new address is: Via Carlo Pisacane, 26; 20129 Milano, Italy. The telephone and fax numbers have not changed. The telephone number is 39 02 33 10 58 41, and the fax number is 39 02 33 10 58 27.

Cape Air and Continental Airlines Expand Flight Schedule

Cape Air recently announced that it is expanding its flight schedule between San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas and St. Croix, to offer travelers more than 50 daily round trip flights. In addition, the airline has a new program with Continental Airlines, its codeshare partner in the Caribbean, to offer passengers on Continental codeshare flights operated by Cape Air, double OnePass miles. The double miles program is available from now until December 20, 2003. With the expanded schedule, Continental passengers have greater connection opportunities between San Juan and the Territory. For additional information, visit www.flycapeair.com.

Carambola Beach Resort Names New General Manager

Carambola Beach Resort, on St. Croix, recently announced that Derek Newton is the property's new general manager. Derek brings more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry to the resort. For more information, call (340) 778-3800, or visit www.carambolabeachresort.com.

Coral World Changes Name

The largest aquarium and hands-on marine activity center on St. Thomas recently changed its name. Now known as Coral World Ocean Park, formerly known as Coral World Marine Park and Underwater Observatory, the aqua attraction continues to provide visitors with an array of underwater educational experiences including shark feedings and sea trekking. Call (888) 695-2073, or visit www.coralworldvi.com.

St. Thomas Adds the Screamin' Eagle Jet Boat to its Array of Watersport Activities

The Screamin' Eagle Jet Boat is the latest addition to the adventure activity line-up on St. Thomas. Brought to adventurous travelers by Atlantis Adventures, the new thrill-seeking 700 horsepower, turbo-charged jet boat zips through the water at speeds of up to 40 knots. Considered a roller coaster on water, the new highly maneuverable boat can carry up to 23 passengers and has the ability to make power stops and 180-degree turns. For additional information or to book a trip on the new ride, call (340) 776-5650, or visit www.atantisadventures.com.

Sugar Beach Condo Resort Now Has On-site Wedding Coordinator

Sugar Beach Condo Resort on St. Croix recently announced that Cindee Sheridan is the resort's new on-site wedding consultant. The property boasts numerous romantic locations, including a 250 year-old sugar mill and a 500-foot beach. >From now until November 30, the wedding consultation fees will be offered to guests of the resort free of charge. Call (800) 524-2049 or (340) 773-5345, or visit www.sugarbeachstcroix.com.

WICO Dock Can Accommodate Three of the Largest Cruise Ships in the Industry

St. Thomas' West Indian Company cruise ship dock now can accommodate three of the largest cruise ships in the industry at the same time. Frequently called the Havensight dock, the newly renovated cruise ship haven also boasts a new generator capable of powering the entire Havensight shopping area.

Posted by afinta at November 8, 2003 02:34 AM