Tourism authorities in the US Virgin Islands have launched a special promotion which provides visitors with money to enjoy activities and sightseeing. Holidaymakers can get US$300 (£245) of credit just by booking their sojourn in the US territory through the official tourism bureau website.
Details about the offers are listed on the official online portal of the Visit US Virgin Islands. To qualify, holidaymakers need to stay at one of 25 participating hotels and resorts on one of three of the territory’s main isles. The islands are St Thomas, St John and St Croix.
Establishments include the Caravelle on St Croix, the Westin St John Resort and the Frenchman’s Reef Marriott Resort. Visitors have to book a minimum of a three-night stay to be eligible. Reservations are open until 1 October on holidays to be taken before 31 December 2017.
The US$300 can be used to pay for the likes of eco-tours, museum and sightseeing tours, scuba-diving and canoeing packages. Those visiting the US Virgin Islands in March will also get a bonus centennial souvenir.
The 31 March is the 100th anniversary of the date in 1917 when the US officially assumed control of its portion of the Leeward Islands. The US paid Denmark US$25 million for the islands.
The US Virgin Islands are a perennially popular Caribbean vacation destination for holidaying US nationals and sun-starved northern Europeans. Average temperatures ranging between 25°C and 30°C, stunning beaches, eclectic activities and a rich cultural heritage are among the flagship attractions.