On behalf of the dedicated team at the Department of Tourism, may I wish you all a happy and productive 2017, the year the World Tourism Organization has dedicated to the advancement of sustainable tourism. In the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), we gladly endorse this global initiative as we know full well the importance of developing tourism sustainably: we all know tourism drives our economy and contributes enormously to our infrastructure and basic services.

ORONTO, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In February 2017, a new and exclusive au-naturel all-suite experience for adults over the age of 21 will open on the beautiful shores of Negril, Jamaica. Grand Lido Negril, a luxury boutique resort, will offer 26 premium suites with butler service and other exclusive amenities in addition to full-use of the facilities and services of the neighbouring Royalton Negril and Hideaway at Royalton Negril.

New non-stop, twice-weekly service to be operated by Air Canada Rouge. 

MONTREAL, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Air Canada today inaugurated new year-round service between Toronto and Trinidad. This morning's departure of Air Canada Rouge flight AC1880 marks the beginning of twice-weekly, non-stop flights from Toronto to Port of Spain's Piarco International Airport.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – December 14, 2016 – Jamaica welcomed six of the world’s largest and most renowned cruise vessels and megaliners in the ports of Falmouth, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston. This was the second time in the past four years that this number of ships were docked in Jamaica at the same time. With the six vessels in port, Jamaica played host to over 15,000 cruise passengers eager to explore the vibrant destination.

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