Articles tagged “british virgin islands”

Cruise Ships Are Bringing Tourists Back to Hurricane-Hit Caribbean Islands

Cruise Ships Are Bringing Tourists Back to Hurricane-Hit Caribbean Islands

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Don't sacrifice quality for quantity – that's the message some Caribbean islands are taking to heart these days as they weigh risking their upscale reputations against the benefits of letting large cruise ships and other tourists return as hurricane clean-up continues.

1 year ago

Richard Branson’s Latest Travel Project Is a Caribbean Dive Site

Richard Branson’s Latest Travel Project Is a Caribbean Dive Site

Justin Ocean and Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Let's just hope scantily clad women in bikinis won't be making an appearance at the grand opening.

2 years ago

British Virgin Islands Expands Pier, Additional Cruise Lines to Visit

British Virgin Islands Expands Pier, Additional Cruise Lines to Visit

Kenneth Silva, Associated Press

While lots of attention is paid to airline lift into the Caribbean, the capacity of cruise ship piers can also be a critical factor for tourism growth in the islands.

4 years ago

Richard Branson Backs British Virgin Islands’ Move to Declare Shark Sanctuary

Richard Branson Backs British Virgin Islands’ Move to Declare Shark Sanctuary

David McFadden, Associated Press

Creatiing a shark sanctuary may be great for the sharks and divers, but not necessarily for tourists dipping their toes into the waters off the British Virgin Islands. The impact on tourism remains to be seen.

5 years ago