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VI delegation in Miami working to restore territory’s cruise tourism sector

VI delegation in Miami working to restore territory’s cruise tourism sector

A delegation from the Virgin Islands is currently in Miami attending the Sea Trade Cruise Global, which opened its doors on September 27, 2021.

Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (RI), in a September 28, 2021, update said he held a pre-conference briefing on the ground in Miami with the Virgin Islands delegation.

“The delegation aims to restore the return of cruise business to the C.B. Romney Tortola Pier Park since the last Covid-19 spike in the Virgin Islands,” he said.

The four-day conference explores the latest trends with industry influencers and high-level cruise executives and includes the annual State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote with the chief executives of the world’s largest cruise organisations.

Premier Fahie said members of the delegation are scheduled to meet with several cruise executives and cruise lines in the coming days to discuss requirements for ships to call to the Virgin Islands.


700 companies hosting exhibits


The exhibition also hosts 700 exhibiting companies from all cruise sectors, including Design and Ship Interiors; Entertainment, Environmental and Health, Hotel Operations and Concessions, Information Technology, Ports and Destinations, Safety and Security, Ship Equipment and Shipbuilding.

Hon Fahie said members of the delegation are scheduled to meet with several cruise executives and cruise lines in the coming days to discuss requirements for ships to call to the Virgin Islands.

According to Hon Fahie in his update, during the meetings, the cruise executives will share all pre-embarkation and onboard prevention and mitigation measures adapted for cruising in the new regular shaped by COVID-19.

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