Beverly Nicholson Doty, president
of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association, has been
nominated for the post of commissioner of tourism
by John deJongh, governor of the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Her nomination must be confirmed by the U.S.V.I.
Nicholson Doty would assume the post recently held by Pamela
has led the U.S.V.I. Hotel and Tourism Association for the past 14
years. She was named executive director of the year in 2000 by the
Caribbean Hotel Association and served as vice president of the
Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives for three
Jamaica starts Barbados service
Jamaicas plan for the eastern Caribbean was set into
motion with the launch of a daily, nonstop flight from New York
(Kennedy) to Barbados.
There is onward
service to St. Lucia four days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays) and Grenada three days a week (Tuesdays,
Fridays and Saturdays).
single parents: Need a break?
take heart. Beaches Resorts is offering its fifth
annual Single Parent Fun program at its four
resorts in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos from May 1 to 31 and from
Aug. 17 to Oct. 31.
the adult guests include cocktail receptions while the kids are at
supervised movie nights.
The program must
be booked for three or more nights and can be combined with Beaches
25% discount for 2007 travel.
Maarten unveils passport special
hopped on the passport bandwagon with an incentive package for
holders of new or renewed passports issued after Dec. 15,
Maarten Bucks program, which offers $100 in on-island
money for use at participating restaurants, hotels, car agencies
and retailers on Dutch St. Maarten, is valid through
For details on
participating hotels, click on packages under the accommodations
section on www.visitsxm.com.
launches St. Thomas route
Airlines has launched nonstop Saturday service from
Detroit to St. Thomas, culminating discussions between the Virgin
Islands Port Authority, the Department of Tourism and Northwest
over the past several years.
Cinnamon on Grand Anse Beach in Grenada is the new name of
the former Cinnamon Hill Hotel. The property, closed for the past
several months, will reopen with 21 renovated villas on April 10 to
host Cricket World Cup teams and fans.
The villas are
the first phase of a project that will include a 200-room,
family-friendly resort, although no date has been announced for
Island increases commissions
Island Resorts boosted its commission rate from 13% to 15%
for hotel and package bookings at its nine Caribbean
Myers is Travel Weekly's Caribbean editor. E-mail her at [email protected].