USVI Promotes Local Businesses, Enhances with Powerful New Listing Features

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is gearing up for the launch of the newly reskinned, and it’s bringing exciting news for local stakeholders. As part of the new design, will offer enhanced listings to on-island tourism businesses for free. This powerful feature offers participants personalized Google industry training, which maximizes their social and online footprint and provides potential visitors with an enhanced travel planning experience.

Advertised listings are a part of the Department of Tourism’s ongoing Destination Optimization program, which helps to strengthen USVI business profiles, giving local entrepreneurs the upper hand in attracting visitors and tourists.

Enhanced Listings: A Win-Win for Businesses and Travelers. Businesses that choose to participate in the enhanced listings program will benefit from:

More Detailed Listings: Comprehensive descriptions, in-depth information about amenities, and captivating visuals will help businesses stand out and attract the perfect clientele.

Increased Visibility: Enhanced listings will have prominent placement on, ensuring businesses are seen by the millions of travelers who visit the site every year.

Free Professional Photography: 360-degree images and high-quality stills will be taken to showcase their location.

Official Branding and Recognition: Participants receive official window stickers and potentially other exclusive items to proudly display participation in the program

Boost Your Online Presence: A free Google Business Profile Checkup report will help participants optimize their online visibility and attract more customers on Google

Expert Support and Resources: Access in-market workshops, informative webinars and valuable support materials, such as one-on-one consultations with tourism experts to help increase bookings

Stay Ahead of the Curve: Gain access to an online learning platform featuring the latest and greatest content by leveraging Google, TripAdvisor and short-form videos to expand digital marketing skills in the workforce

“We are committed to providing businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands with the tools and resources they need to thrive,” said Joseph Boschulte, commissioner of the USVI Department of Tourism. “The enhanced listings program on is a powerful tool that will help businesses connect with more travelers and create unforgettable experiences.”

Join the Enhanced Listings Program Today

To register for the enhanced listings program and unlock these benefits, tourism businesses should visit for more information and to sign up.

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