For all of you freezing your buns off right now, may we have your attention please? The U.S. Virgin Islands really, really wants you to visit — so much so that they’re ready to pay you. Okay, there aren’t people at the airport gates, waiting to hand over money as passengers skip off their planes, but tourists will be given $300 in vouchers for activities spent on the island.
It’s not like the Virgin Islands’ tourism industry is hurting; rather, their amazing offer is in honour of the centennial celebration of Denmark selling the islands to the United States.
So those who spend at least three nights consecutively on the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and/or St. John will receive $300 USD (around $398 CAD) in spending credits. And, really, why would you stay for anything less than three nights?
There’s also a bonus for travellers who arrive in March. They’ll receive a commemorative souvenir, recognizing “Transfer Day,” the day Denmark sold the islands to the U.S. Keep in mind, though, winter is the Caribbean’s peak season, and prices won’t begin to fall until after March.
To take advantage of the deal, all you need to do is book your stay before October 1 and travel there during 2017. You can find the list of all the participating hotels on the Virgin Islands’ tourism website. And there are nearly 30 to choose from — so it shouldn’t take you too long to find the perfect one.
Getting paid to relax in paradise, and with turquoise waters like this? What’s taking you so long?