Two Cruise Ships Make Inaugural Calls To The Territory This Week

Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 9:45am

The Government of the Virgin Islands welcomed two ships this week with a plaque presentation ceremony in recognition of their inaugural call.

Honourable Vanterpool Presents Plaque To Mein Schiff 3’s In Commemoration Of Its Inaugural Call

Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 5:15pm

In commemoration of cruise ship Mein Schiff 3’s inaugural call today to the Port of Road Town,.......

November Is Tourism Month

Monday, 2 November 2015 - 12:15pm

Madam Speaker, November is Tourism Month in the British Virgin Islands and I am extending a special invitation to all Members and residents to participate in the celebrations planned by the BVI Tourist Board.

July-August Cruise Pier Update

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 9:00am

The Cruise Pier project is making great strides. The project has seen tremendous changes and from our last video presentation, buildings 2 and 3 are complete and were signed over to the BVI Ports Authority.

Midyear Tourism Figures Signal Positive Industry Growth

Monday, 24 August 2015 - 9:45am

The British Virgin Islands has seen an increase in the number of visitors to the Territory this year, with initial tourism figures up by three percent over last year, signaling positive growth in the industry.

Travel + Leisure Ranks British Virgin Islands In Top Five Of World’s Best Awards: Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda Place Second and Third

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 10:00am

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is excited to share news that Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda have earned the top rankings in Travel + Leisure’s 2015 World’s Best Awards. Jost Van Dyke was awarded the No. 2 spot while Virgin Gorda followed in the No. 3 ranking this year for Top Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. These spots were awarded based on surveys conducted by readers who marked their rankings based on natural attractions, beaches, activities, sites, restaurants, food, people, friendliness, and value.

Cruise Pier Celebration Highlights Video

Monday, 18 May 2015 - 5:00pm

The “Cruise Pier Celebration Highlights” video is now available. 

Remarks By Minister For Communications And Works At The Official Celebration For The Cruise Pier

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 4:30pm

In February 2012, I was invited to be a guest at a meeting of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association FCCA, where I was told, that the state of affairs at the cruise pier in the British Virgin Islands needed urgent attention, if we were to remain competitive in the global cruise tourism industry.

BVI: A Magnet For Memorable Experiences

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 9:00am

Good afternoon:

This morning around 6:30 a.m. visibility was not particularly good, but as I made out the Norwegian Getaway making her way to Road Harbour, in front of Salt Island and Cooper, my heart skipped a beat. 

Hon Vanterpool Remarks: "The Cruise Pier-One Of Government's Greatest Accomplishments"

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 4:45pm

Ladies and gentlemen, the expansion of our cruise pier and the soon to be completed land-side development, is most certainly one of the greatest accomplishments for this Government, the Ministry of Communications and Works and our National Democratic Party Government, to date

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