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May 16, 2007

V.I. Tourism Gets Breath of Fresh Air

The St. Thomas Source is reporting:

"May 15, 2007 -- Upbeat, enthusiastic and excited would describe the atmosphere at the 14th annual USVI Destination symposium, which was held Tuesday at Frenchman’s Reef Marriott. “Do you know what that is in the air?” asked Rik Blyth. “That is the smell of fresh air.” Blyth is president of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association and acted as emcee for the symposium. He said that that there was a whole new feel to the event, primarily because, “We are encouraged by the vision of our new administration and hope to be a partner in many programs designed to improve and promote our tourism product.” That feeling was held by many of the 150 attendees who warmly applauded Department of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty, who said of the association, “They have spearheaded this remarkable event from its inception and continue to make a significant contribution to the growth of our tourism product and within the travel industry.”

More here.

Posted by afinta at May 16, 2007 08:50 AM

Comments

This is great news - so good to hear some positive changes coming out of the DOT.

Posted by: Anthony [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2007 11:05 AM

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