Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2021

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B M & T ••• September/Octobe 2021 ••• 26 The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is making inroads into the Denver, Colorado mar- ket, drumming up support and earning engagement from travel agents, meeting planners and media representatives during a special USVI presentation recently. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte led the USVI team, which included Assistant Commissioner of Tourism- Marketing Alani Henneman-Todman and Virgin Islands cul- tural ambassadors, in encouraging travel professionals to "Reconnect with Paradise" and to experience "St. Croix: a vibe like no other", the marketing tag line for the "Big Island". Commissioner Boschulte said he was impressed with how knowledgeable Denverites were of the U.S. Virgin Islands and its offerings, and reported strong interest from travel sell- ers based in this largely untapped region of the country. "American Airlines' twice daily service from Dallas, Texas has opened up the Territory to more of the West, Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions, and we look forward to growing CARIBBEAN CORNER U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS SELLS THE TERRITORY'S APPEAL TO TRAVEL PROS IN "THE MILE HIGH CITY" Department Of Tourism Reports Successful In-Market Activities in Denver, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia The engaged audience in Denver focuses on the U.S. Virgin Islands' attributes and attractions. Assistant Commissioner of Tourism Alani Henneman- Todman (left) with Laura Jackson, Vice President of Air Service Development, Denver International Airport. USVI Mocko Jumbie Randall Donovan and Dancer Imoni Ottley were a hit at the travel presentation in Denver. Governor Albert Bryan Jr. (left) and Commissioner Joseph Boschulte with travel writers Gina Christman and Carolyn O'Neil (right) in Atlanta. Denver-based travel advisor, Kristi Zalesky of Explore Your World Vacations, won a three-night stay at Emerald Beach Resort on St. Thomas and an airfare credit. She is pictured with USVI Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte and Assistant Commissioner Alani Henneman-Todman.

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