The U.S. Virgin Islands Offers 25 Cent Room Nights With “Cent-Sational” Promotion

In honor of the newly minted U.S. Virgin Islands quarter, travelers are invited to partake in unprecedented 25-day-long offer

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, October 9, 2009 – The U.S. Virgin Islands is delighted to announce the introduction of its very own United States quarter. Introduced into circulation this month, the freshly minted quarter is imprinted with some of the Territory’s most treasured official symbols, including the Bananaquit bird, Yellow Cedar Flower and Tyre Palm Tree. Emblazoned with the U.S. Virgin Islands’ official motto, “United in Pride and Hope,” the quarter serves simultaneously as a reminder of the Territory’s unique identity, as well as its proud inclusion as a U.S. Territory. In honor of this event, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is unveiling a Cent-sational vacation package, offering unprecedented savings to travelers for a booking window of 25 days.

The package includes a nightly rate of just 25 cents at participating hotels, for a maximum stay of three nights; a $25 per person dining credit; a $25 per person activities credit; and a Virgin Islands commemorative quarter Scotiabank coin set. The Cent-sational package is valid for bookings made within the 25-day period of October 9 through November 2*, 2009 for travel between October 9 and December 15, 2009.

“The Cent-sational package represents a rare opportunity to take advantage of incredibly low rates as we celebrate the historic minting of the U.S. Virgin Islands quarter. The U.S. Virgin Islands is proud to be a Territory of the United States and is excited to have its own quarter minted as a symbolic reminder of our rich heritage and unique cultural identity. The Cent-sational package allows travelers to explore this history while enjoying the promotion’s unique discounts,” said Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty.

Hotels participating in the promotion include: Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Club St. Croix, Hibiscus Beach Resort, Hotel Caravelle, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort, Point Pleasant Resort, Secret Harbour Beach Resort, Sapphire Beach Resort, Sapphire Village, The Palms at Pelican Cove, Windward Passage, and Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa.

The Cent-sational package applies to new bookings only. Reservations must be made through BookIt.com.

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 for 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; the offer does not apply to existing bookings; individual hotels may establish blackout dates; offer is only valid on bookings made on this promotion; $.25 rate does not include taxes or resort fees; bookings must be air/hotel vacation packages: back-to-back bookings without the purchase of a flight to the USVI will not qualify for this promotion.