U.S. Virgin Islands Entices Visitors With Sizzlin’ Sampler Package

Package Offers Added Value Incentives Worth $1,200

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands, March 20, 2009 – The U.S. Virgin Islands invites travelers to experience everything that St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have to offer this summer —from sea trekking to golf—while stretching their dollars with the Sizzlin’ Sampler package.

The package includes a complimentary fourth night, $300 air credit, $50 worth of certificates for attractions, a $50 dining certificate and a $500 coupon booklet containing retail special offers. The Sizzlin’ Sampler is valid for bookings made from March 15 to October 15, 2009* for travel between April 15 and October 31, 2009 and is based on a four-night minimum stay.

“Even in the current economic environment, we’re finding that consumers still want to get away for vacation, provided they can take advantage of a high value offer,” said Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “The Sizzlin’ Sampler offers $1,200 in real value for our visitors, per package, enhancing the existing appeal of our duty-free shopping, award-winning beaches and cultural activities.”

Hotels participating in the Sizzlin’ Sampler include: The Westin St. John; The Buccaneer, Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Chenay Bay Beach Resort, Club St. Croix, Colony Cove, Company House Hotel, Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort, Frederiksted Hotel, Hibiscus Beach Resort, Holger Danske Hotel, Hotel Caravelle, King Christian Hotel and Sand Castle on the Beach on St. Croix; Anchorage Beach Resort, Best Western Carib Beach, Best Western Emerald Beach; Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Crystal Cove, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef, Pavilions and Pools, Point Pleasant Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach Resort, Sapphire Village, Secret Harbour Beach Resort, Windward Passage Hotel and Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on St. Thomas.

The Sizzlin’ Sampler applies to new bookings only. Reservations for this promotion can be made through a number of tour operators, including Apple Vacations, BookIt.com, Certified Vacations Group, CheapCaribbean, Classic Vacations, Costco Travel, Enjoy Vacations, Expedia Inc., Island Resort Tours, Libgo Travel, The Mark Travel Corporation, MLT Vacations, Orbitz Worldwide, Pleasant Holidays, Total Vacations, Travel Impressions, Travelocity, US Airways Vacations and Vacation Express.

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.