America’s Caribbean Warms Up Winter With Free Night, $300 Spending Money

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, August 25, 2008 – Travelers looking to warm up their winter travel plans find hot savings in the U.S. Virgin Islands. When booked between September 1 and October 31, 2008 for travel between January 1 and March 31, 2009, the Department of Tourism’s Winter Escape promotion features a complimentary 5th night based on a five-night minimum stay at participating hotels, plus $300 in travelers checks, and a coupon book with savings on activities and attractions.

“We want to offer value to visitors during a time when travel to the region is typically more popular,” says Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “Those who book early can look forward to incredible savings in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas this winter.”

Participating hotels include: The Palms at Pelican Cove, Chenay Bay Beach Resort, Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Divi Carina Bay Resort, Hibiscus Beach Resort, Sand Castle on the Beach, The Buccaneer, Holger Danske Hotel, Club St. Croix (Antilles Resorts), Colony Cove (Antilles Resorts), King Christian Hotel and Hotel Caravelle on St. Croix; The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, Best Western Carib Beach, Best Western Emerald Beach, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Holiday Inn Windward Passage, Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, Sapphire Beach Resort (Antilles Resorts), Point Pleasant (Antilles Resorts), Sapphire Village (Antilles Resorts) and the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on St. Thomas; and the Estate Concordia Campground on St. John.

The Winter Escape promotion applies to new bookings only. Reservations can be made through a number of tour operators, including American Airlines Vacations, American Express Vacations, Book It.Com, Cheap Caribbean, Delta Vacations, Expedia/Hotels.com, Funjet Vacations, Liberty Travel, Island Resort Tours, Orbitz, Pleasant Holidays, Spirit Vacations, TNT Vacations, Travelocity, United Vacations, and US Airways Vacations.

For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, visit usvitourism.vi. When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel – including on-line check-in – making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.