Sizzlin’ Sampler Package Offers U.S. Travelers Summer Savings To The U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands, May 7, 2012 – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is offering travelers an opportunity to save $350 on a summer getaway with its Sizzlin’ Sampler package. The offer includes a $200 instant credit towards any booking for a minimum five-night stay at participating hotels, along with $50 in shopping certificates, $50 in attractions certificates, $50 in dining certificates and the fifth night free. The promotion can be booked beginning May 1 through June 15 for travel between June 1 and September 30.

“With the hikes in airfare, travelers may choose to stay closer to home. The USVI remains a ‘no passport required’ destination for U.S. citizens wishing for that island holiday,” said Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “The $350 savings we’re offering is just one of many reasons for travelers to discover St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas this summer.”

Events such as the Mango Melee on St. Croix, Carnival on St. John, lovingly called “St. John Festival”, and the Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament on St. Thomas are just a few events and cultural activities taking place this summer. Travelers can maximize their experience by visiting two, or all three islands. The quick and affordable ferry service between St. Thomas and St. John and commuter plane service via Seaborne Airlines and Cape Air between St. Thomas and St. Croix make inter-island transfers seamless and hassle-free.

Hotels participating in the Sizzlin’ Sampler offer include: Anchorage, Best Western Carib Beach, Best Western Emerald Beach, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Crystal Cove, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef, McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas, Pavilions and Pools, Point Pleasant, The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach Resort, Sapphire Village, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, Virgin Islands Campground (Water Island), Windward Passage, The Buccaneer, Chenay Bay, Club Comanche Hotel, Club St. Croix, Colony Cove, Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Resort & Casino, Hibiscus Beach Resort, Holger Danske Hotel, Hotel Caravelle, The Palms at Pelican Cove, Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Sand Castle on the Beach, Sugar Beach Condo Resort, Tamarind Reef Resort, Gallows Point Resort, Maho Bay Camps and The Westin, St. John Resort & Villas.

The Sizzlin’ Sampler applies to new bookings only. Reservations for this promotion can be made through a number of tour operators using the booking code VISS12
, including: Apple Vacations, BookIt.com, CheapCaribbean.com (Inter Island Tours), Classic Vacations, Costco Travel, Enjoy Vacations, Expedia, Funjet Vacations, Hotelbeds, JetBlue Getaways, Libgo Travel, MLT Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, LLC, Travel Impressions, Travelocity, US Airways Vacations, Vacation Express and World Travel Holdings.

For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com, follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/USVITourism) and become a fan on Facebook (Facebook.com/VisitUSVI). 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.

Packages available within the stated time frame, or until the allotted number of packages has been depleted

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