What size is the property? When it is busiest? Slowest? Can guests split their time there and on a yacht?

Vicki Lundy-Revels’ questions were rapid-fire. The travel agent and Northern California President of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation gets questions like them from her clients regularly, and she and about a dozen other chapter presidents who visited the Virgin Islands this week only had a few days to learn as much as they could about the territory.

The CTO members had the chance to meet various accommodation and activity providers when the BVI Tourist Board hosted a mini-tradeshow Monday at Treasure Isle.

The BVITB chose the right group to host, said Simon Taylor, manager at Surfsong Villas and the man on the receiving end of Ms. Lundy-Revels’ questions.

“We have a product that needs to be marketed, and this is a way to get it to them,” Mr. Taylor said. In addition to representatives from niche properties like Surfsong and Ethlyn and Roosevelt George’s Green Bank Villas, the agents also had a chance to talk to representatives from the territory’s yachting and diving industries.


See the Dec. 15, 2011 edition for full coverage.