Monday, December 5, 2016

We left Beverly Hills convinced that our next trip to the Caribbean would be to the Virgin Islands.  Besides offering all that could be desired of an island paradise it belongs to us and flies the Stars and Stripes.
Commissioner  of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty was there to tell of plans for  Centennial Celebrations in 2017 on all the Islands. 
A select group of travel media was present as the Commissioner pointed out that California is sixth in the leading states whose citizens visit the Virgin Islands each year and that the Department of Tourism is boosting efforts to increase flights and means to attract more west coast visitors.
Also speaking was Keisha Nelson of Media Relations who pointed out that all three of the major islands, St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have special events planned for the coming year including the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience.
The Media luncheon took placer at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in Beverly Hills.
Transportation from the U.S. mainland is provided by several air lines and almost every cruise line does visit the islands on a regular schedule.

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