In 2017 the US Virgin Islands are paying tourists to come visit! Every visitor who goes to one of the US Virgin Islands in the year 2017 will get $300 spending cash. You may be saying to yourself, why would they do this? The answer is simple, they are doing this to celebrate their 100th year Anniversary of being a US Territory, and they want to help you learn about their beautiful islands.
How do you get the $300? Let me break it down for you! You must stay at least 3 nights at a participating hotel on one of their islands: St. Croix, St. John, or St. Thomas. You will have to book your stay through the island’s department of tourism (-click here-). Enter code “CP1” at time of booking. After your trip is booked, the department of tourism will send you vouchers for $300 which can be redeemed like cash.
Now just like everything in life, there’s a bit of a catch (but in my opinion, it’s still worth it). The US Virgin Islands department of tourism is giving you this money so you can learn more about their islands, therefore, you must spend this money at your destination. Also, this money is meant to be used for cultural attractions on the islands. Cultural attractions can range from tours (including food tours), museums, hiking, kayaking, etc. Basically it can be redeemed for anything that will help you learn about and appreciate their culture (that doesn’t include bar hopping, haha.)
Oh wait, there’s one more thing. If you go during their actual centennial month, which is March, you will receive another free surprise gift!
I mean I don’t know about you, but I know one place I’ll be visiting in 2017.
What are your thoughts on this deal? I want to hear opinions! Let me know below in the comments!
Until Our Next Adventure,
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