A delegation from the Virgin Islands met with travel advisors, tour operators, and media representatives during a recent event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The group — which included personnel from the BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission as well as private-sector stakeholders — attended Virtuoso Travel Week from Aug. 12-18, according to the BVITB.
Virtuoso is a global network of luxury travel advisors who work with destinations and travel brands across the globe.
Its annual travel week draws representatives from more than 2,000 hotels, resorts, tour operators, and more, according to organisers.
The week’s events also included professional development seminars and roundtables, a travel technology summit, sustainability symposiums, and a gala dinner to recognise leading advisors and companies, Virtuoso stated.
The VI delegation was led by Perla George, the business development director of tourism at the BVITB. It also included three of her colleagues: International Marketing Manager Odelcer Hanley and Regional Business Development Managers Safrika O’Neal (mid-Atlantic) and Shonda Maduro (northeast).
Also in attendance were representatives from VI industry partners with the designation “Virtuoso Preferred,” including Virgin Limited, which operates the resorts on Necker and Mosquito islands; Rosewood Little Dix Bay; The Moorings; and Guana Island. The VI team was scheduled to attend about 200 meetings and appointments as part of efforts to promote the territory, according to the BVITB.
“As we navigate through the dynamic landscape of the travel industry, our engagement at Virtuoso Travel Week is a pivotal opportunity to showcase BVI’s authentic attractions and our valued industry partners,” said Tourism Director Clive McCoy, who headsthe BVITB and Film Commission, adding, “We remain committed to driving economic growthand showcasing the unique experiences the BVI has to offer.”