U.S. Virgin Islands to Unveil New Experiences at IPW 2022 Visit USVI Bringing New Openings and Offerings to Media at Annual Event U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (May 22, 2022) - The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism (Visit USVI) is proud to be an active sponsor and participant of the U.S. Travel Association's IPW 2022, held June 4-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Visit USVI is looking forward to reintroducing the islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas to U.S. and international markets, while sharing news on destination updates, new openings, events, and offerings. Among the news to share- Effective as of June 1, all domestic travelers will no longer be required to complete the USVI Travel Screening Portal to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Federal guidelines and restrictions will continue to apply to all international travel, including travel from the British Virgin Islands. Two new properties will be arriving in St. Thomas this fall following a $350 Million dollar renovation, the Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, an Autograph Collection. At the center of culture, Carnival continues in the U.S. Virgin Islands with the 68th Celebration of St. John Carnival returning June 2- July 4. Followed by 70th Annual St. Croix Carnival, known as the Crucian Christmas Festival this December. Described by many sailors as “Heaven on Earth,” the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered one of the best sailing grounds in the world. This November, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association will host the USVI Charter Yacht Show. New to the Virgin Islands, the USVI DOT recently announced a three-year partnership with Uber Soca Cruise, widely known in the Caribbean as the largest soca fete on the sea. Image “The U.S. Virgin Islands is here, and we are excited to return to IPW as an active sponsor and participant. We have been experiencing an incredible year in tourism and as a destination we want to continue this momentum and showcase how truly unique and wonderful our islands are by bringing a piece of paradise with us to IPW and inspire more visitation and partnership,” says Joseph Boschulte, Commissioner of Tourism. The U.S. Virgin Islands are eager to spread awareness of the destination as more than just a stop on Caribbean cruises. The islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas are full of luxury and cultural experiences, adventure hikes, incredible cuisine, and historical sites that provide an engaging experience that goes beyond its pristine beaches. Visit USVI will be a part of the Media Marketplace at IPW, offering a full day of media meetings on Monday, June 6, with full access to destination news via the Online IPW Press Room. Visit USVI will also hold a dedicated press conference and host a media brunch with cuisine inspired by the islands to showcase the offering directly at IPW. U.S. Travel Association’s IPW aims to reunite and rebuild the global travel industry in 2022, providing an in-person platform to conduct business and renew relationships around the world. As the leading inbound travel trade show, IPW connects U.S. travel exhibitors like Visit USVI with travel buyers and media to promote their product and negotiate future business, securing America’s position as a foremost global travel destination. About the U.S. Virgin Islands The U.S. Virgin Islands are an official U.S. territory in the Caribbean that consist of three individual islands – St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Perfect for leisure or business travel, the U.S. Virgin Islands are rich with culture, history, surrounded by breathtaking beaches. When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens can enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel as no passport is required for U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the United States. 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 VisitUSVI.com, follow us on Instagram (@visitusvi) and Twitter (@usvitourism), and become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI).