USVIHTA Update | June 2020
Greetings Members

Thank you for reading these and other important updates. Please remember to use the web link at the bottom to share with your teams.
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:
Feedback Needed on Bill Proposal
The association was asked to give testimony on creating a new class of taxi service that will benefit individuals requiring transportation after business hours. The bill mandates rides be booked via the Taxi Cab Commission’s “digital network.” Transport can only be in a sedan or SUV with no cash transactions allowed. USVIHTA President Lisa Hamilton has reached out to the Taxi Commission to ask if they are in support. The bill essentially mandates the Taxi Commission create or use a ride sharing app only to be used from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Click here to view a letter from Sen. James regarding the bill proposal. Click here to read the bill. Please send comments to lisa@usvihta.com .
JetBlue Announces Nonstop Flights from New York to St. Thomas
U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte says new JetBlue service from New York to St. Thomas this fall will help to meet strong demand for travel to the Territory from the northeast United States. Responding to a JetBlue announcement that the airline is adding new routes to serve customers in markets where leisure and VFR (visiting friends and relatives) travel is showing some signs of strength, Commissioner Boschulte commended the airline for increasing nonstop connectivity to the USVI. Read more .

More Airline Updates:
CHTA Membership Meeting
CHTA held a membership meeting on June 22. Click here to watch the full recording of the meeting. And don't forget to visit www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com to register for upcoming webinars for both members and non-members.
Prepare Your Finances for a Natural Disaster
Having your finances, insurance and important papers in order before a natural disaster strikes can ease the stress of dealing with the damage and disruption caused by a hurricane, earthquake or other catastrophic event. But many Americans do not prepare. Read more .
Save the Date
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