USVIHTA Update | June 2020
Greetings Members

We know many of you are busy reopening and implementing new procedures for your guests. As you reopen your doors to visitors, please remember to refer to the Interim Health and Safety Guidelines and Guidance for the USVI Tourism Industry . This is a working document which will be updated regularly.
COVID-19 Updates
Please click the links below to read our recent updates. Keep in mind that statistics are changing daily as we learn more, so some of the information from our updates may have changed. You can also visit doh.vi.gov/covid19usvi for more information.

USVIHTA COVID-19 Communications:

Other Information:
New Member Spotlight: Virgin Islands Day Sailing - Special Offer for USVIHTA Members!
There is no end to what you can see while sailing with Virgin Islands Day Sailing. Join us as we explore the most breathtaking locations around the Virgin Islands. Create timeless memories as you experience spectacular sailing destinations with those you love. We offer full day, half day and sunset sailing excursions for you and your guest. We also are available for a more customize private sailing experience. Read more about Virgin Islands Day Sailing.

And don't miss this special offer for USVIHTA members! We invite all our friends at USVIHTA to join us for one of our “Get To Know You” sailing excursions. We are offering 33 percent off any of our full day sailing or sunset sailing trips booked for travel during June – Sept. 2020. Contact Mark at 340-643-4388 to reserve your space.
Cape Air Personal Experience, New Charter Service
Cape Air continues operating scheduled flights to most of our Caribbean routes, but is also offering enhanced services for businesses and individuals who want or need additional traveling solutions. We continue honoring our commitment to the communities we serve by providing much-needed transportation services. Now, as an alternative to our scheduled service, we are introducing a new service called CAPE (Cape Air Personal Experience), which is just that, a new way to travel safely when you want, where you want and with who you want. Read more .
The Hills St. John Welcomes You Back!
As we navigate through the new normal surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, our guests’ safety and health is our number one priority. We have implemented measures to help ensure the health and safety of our guests and that of our staff, to ensure a most memorable trip to The Hills. Guests should contact Guest Services by phone at 340-642-5277 if you have any questions. Read more .
The Territory’s Emergency Support Agencies Collaborate for the Start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The territory’s lead emergency agencies activate cooperative plans to prepare for a multi-threat response starting June 1, the official commencement of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane Season. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is off to an early start with May already seeing two named tropical storms, Arthur and Bertha, however, due to on-going and frequent planning efforts, the territory’s agencies’ preparations and mitigation plans remain organized for this hurricane season which is also layered with a COVID-19 pandemic. Read more .

More from GVI:
Governor Bryan Delivers FY 2021 Executive Budget Proposal . Click here to view the FY 2021 Proposed Executive Budget on the GVI resources page.
USVI Charter Yacht Show Will Take Place Nov, 12-15 at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande, in St. Thomas
Organizers of the USVI Charter Yacht Show, the premier event in the U.S. Virgin Islands for charter brokers and crewed yachts to see and be seen, are pleased to announce that the 2020 show will take place November 12 to 15, at IGY’s (Island Global Yachting) Yacht Haven Grande Marina. Show organizers wish to assure the well-being of brokers, crews and the community alike and will adhere to COVID-19 safety orders in place at the time. This ‘Best of all Worlds’ Show’, organized by the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA), features a one-stop-shop opportunity for charter brokers to see an impressive display of sail and power catamarans, monohulls and luxury motor yachts all in one location at one time. What’s more, the event also enables crews, managers and local vendors to kick off their Caribbean season and promote themselves and their services at one of the finest global luxury superyacht marinas. Read more .
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