Department Of Tourism Hires Canlink As Canadian Marketing Agency

Canlink to promote the USVI to Canada’s travel industry influencers and potential visitors

St. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, August 25, 2009 – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is pleased to announce that it has selected Canlink as its Canadian marketing agency of record.

Canlink, founded by Elaine Carnegie in 1994, provides representation to the travel industry throughout Canada. The company was selected for its expert sales, marketing and public relations strategies to market the Territory to all segments of the travel industry including the meeting and incentive sector, tour operators and travel agencies. By tailoring these efforts to the specific goals of their clients, Canlink provides the critical link necessary to reach new heights in the Canadian travel market. Canlink’s 15 years of experience has proven that reliable, knowledgeable and experienced representation is the key to increasing familiarity, profile and sales.

“The U.S. Virgin Islands’ Canadian business has increased by 40 percent year-to-date and we believe the time is right to strengthen our presence in the market,” said Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “We have worked with Canlink representatives in the past on a project basis and have always been impressed with their work and their vast knowledge of the Canadian market.”

“Canlink is thrilled to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Elaine Carnegie, President of Canlink. “This multi-faceted destination has so much to offer Canadians and we are truly looking forward to ensuring it is always front-and-centre in the minds of both the Canadian travel industry and the traveling public.”

For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com. 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.