U.S. Virgin Islands Promotes Local Businesses and Enhances VisitUSVI.com with Powerful New Listing Features

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) – April 2, 2024 – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is gearing up for the launch of newly reskinned VisitUSVI.com, and it's bringing exciting news for local stakeholders. As part of the new design, VisitUSVI.com will offer enhanced listings to on-island tourism businesses for free. This powerful feature offers participants personalized Google industry training, which maximizes their social and online footprint and provides potential visitors with an enhanced travel planning experience. 

Advertised listings are a part of the Department of Tourism’s ongoing Destination Optimization program, which helps to strengthen USVI business profiles, giving local entrepreneurs the upper hand in attracting visitors and tourists.

Enhanced Listings: A Win-Win for Businesses and Travelers

Businesses that choose to participate in the enhanced listings program will benefit from:
More Detailed Listings: Comprehensive descriptions, in-depth information about amenities, and captivating visuals will help businesses stand out and attract the perfect clientele.
Increased Visibility: Enhanced listings will have prominent placement on VisitUSVI.com, ensuring businesses are seen by the millions of travelers who visit the site every year.
Free Professional Photography: 360-degree images and high-quality stills will be taken to showcase their location.
Official Branding and Recognition: Participants receive official window stickers and potentially other exclusive items to proudly display participation in the program.
Boost Your Online Presence: A free Google Business Profile Checkup report will help participants optimize their online visibility and attract more customers on Google.
Expert Support and Resources: Access in-market workshops, informative webinars, and valuable support materials; such as one-on-one consultations with tourism experts to help increase bookings.
Stay Ahead of the Curve: Gain access to an online learning platform featuring the latest and greatest content by leveraging Google, TripAdvisor, and short-form videos to expand digital marketing skills in the workforce.
“We are committed to providing businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands with the tools and resources they need to thrive,” said Joseph Boschulte, Commissioner of the USVI Department of Tourism. “The enhanced listings program on VisitUSVI.com is a powerful tool that will help businesses connect with more travelers and create unforgettable experiences.”

Join the Enhanced Listings Program Today
To register for the enhanced listings program and unlock these benefits, tourism businesses should visit https://www.visitusvi.com/industry/include-your-business for more information and to sign up.

About the U.S. Virgin Islands
About 40 miles east of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands comprise a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. The three islands are St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, where the capital of Charlotte Amalie is located. Perfect for leisure or business travel, the U.S. Virgin Islands features breathtaking, world-renowned beaches, an international marine industry, European architecture, and a burgeoning restaurant industry. No passports are required from U.S. citizens traveling from the U.S. mainland or Puerto Rico. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are equivalent to entering the United States from any international country. Upon departure, a passport is required for non-U.S. citizens. For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to www.VisitUSVI.com, follow us on Instagram (@visitusvi) and Twitter (@usvitourism), and become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI).