The USVI were in full force at the 36th Annual Travel Industry Association of America’s (TIA) International Pow Wow, April 24-28, 2004, in Los Angeles, California recently. Representatives from the Department of Tourism, including Assistant Commissioner of Tourism Monique Sibilly-Hodge were in attendance.
“Our participation in this international travel showcase was important for
the U.S. Virgin Islands’ continued international marketing efforts,”
Commissioner Pamela Richards said. “The positive responses we received from
participants will bring a heightened interest in and awareness of the USVI
in the international traveling community.”
Other representatives of the USVI who attended Pow Wow included: Olga Mazzoni, Italy office of the USVI Department of Tourism; Beverly Nicholson, President, Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association and Bray McNamara, Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort.
Assistant Commissioner of Tourism Sibilly-Hodge stated that the USVI had a good turnout at the trade show booth and met with delegates representing companies in countries such as Denmark, Germany, England and Italy.