Tourism Task Force Public Meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY

CRUISE TASK FORCE TOWN HALL MEETING ON JULY 20, 2017

Media Contacts:

Alani Henneman-Todman, USVI Department of Tourism (340) 642-9789

ahenneman@usvitourism.vi

Samuel Topp, Office of the Governor (340) 693-4308

samuel.topp@go.vi.gov

The Virgin Islands community is invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with the Ports of the Virgin Islands - Charlotte Amalie Task Force and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

The task force comprises representatives from the private sector, including retail stores, ground transportation operators, spirits distributors and restaurants; the Virgin Islands Port Authority, the West Indian Company, the Department of Tourism, the Department of Property and Procurement, the Department of Public Works, the Office of the Governor and members of The Legislature.

The Town Hall meeting brings together members of the task force and the FCCA, cruise line executives and the Virgin Islands community for an open discussion about the cruise industry and enhancing the visitor experience. The meeting will take place on Thursday, July 20 in Harbor Ballroom II at Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking will be available at the West Indian Company dock at Havensight's main entrance gate. BEST Taxi will provide shuttle service beginning at 3:15 p.m. until 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Alani Henneman-Todman at (340) 642-9789 or ahenneman@usvitourism.vi, or Samuel Topp at (340) 693-4308 or samuel.topp@go.vi.gov.