Meetings and Incentives
s it any wonder hundreds of companies, associations and organizations choose the U. S. Virgin Islands for their meetings, conventions and incentive programs every year? With year-round warm weather, world-class dining, unlimited activities and spacious meeting facilities, St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas make corporate getaways both productive and fun.
Only a three-and-a-half-hour flight from New York and Baltimore and two-and-a-half hours from Miami, the USVI is a convenient destination for most U.S. groups. Because the USVI is an American Territory and operates under the laws of the U. S. Government, the islands provide visitors with the comforts and conveniences of home-but on a tropical island. English is the spoken language, and the U.S. dollar the accepted currency. Visitors don't have to worry about finding their passports since they are not required of U.S. citizens. Because the USVI offers tax exemptions, companies who choose the islands as the site of their meetings or incentive programs can often deduct the cost of the trip at tax time.
St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have ample meeting space for groups of all sizes. Many hotels offer luxurious classroom- and theater-style seating and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Botanical gardens, charter yachts and other spacious reception facilities can also be rented for cocktail parties and dinners. Full service destination management companies are available to assist in planning off-site events.
The USVI has something to keep every group member busy during free time. Golfers can tee off on 18-hole championship greens at St. Croix's Carambola and Buccaneer golf courses and the Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas. Watersports including snorkeling and sport fishing are also available in the USVI. With a 1200 duty-free shopping allowance for U. S. visitors and no sales or luxury taxes, the USVI is one of the world's most popular shopping meccas.
Whether gathering in one of the island's spacious meeting facilities or under a palm tree on a white-sand beach, visitors will find the USVI the perfect location fox their meeting, convention or incentive program.
For corporate services please see:
- Caribbean Tour Services - Full-service organization that provides groups with creative itineraries and management of logistics based on an in-depth understanding of the industry and the islands.