Did you hear? Travel buffs and engaged couples, rejoice! There is a super sweet travel deal happening in 2017. It’s so great, I had to share it. Are you ready? You can get paid to travel to the Caribbean. Yup, you heard me right!
The US Virgin Islands are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Transfer Day which is when Denmark sold the islands to the US. The islands always celebrate, but since this is a big anniversary, the islands are going BIG. And you get to benefit! They are giving $300 to anyone who spends more than 3 consecutive nights visiting at least one of the islands. $300 just for visiting!
This means you can have your destination wedding on St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix and get paid to do it! And even better, your guests get paid too. Which means everyone gets a sweet deal. That is a HUGE win all around. Who couldn’t use an extra $300? You can use it for your travel expenses or for whatever your heart desires. And if you aren’t having a destination wedding, it’s a great deal for your honeymoon or a vacation too.
So, here’s how it works: When you arrive you’ll get a $300 voucher to use toward “Historical/Cultural Tours and Activities”. You’ll then redeem that voucher at your participating hotel. The key word here is participating hotel. That means you have to be staying at one of the hotels that are participating in the program in order to redeem your voucher. But, don’t worry there are many awesome options on the list on all the islands.
You can get all the details on the USVI’s tourism website and then book your trip right there. One key thing to keep in mind as you’re planning your destination wedding or honeymoon is that you need to book your trip before October 1, 2017. And it goes without saying that your trip needs to happen in 2017. All in all, it’s super easy to meet the requirements and BAM you score $300.
The three islands are a little bit different and each have their own appeal. So, if you can’t choose, you can island hop as it’s easy to get from one to the other. You can read all about a St. Croix destination wedding I did as inspiration. So, what are you waiting for?! Start planning now and if you need some help, don’t be a stranger! Contact us today and I’ll be happy to help you plan your dream Caribbean destination wedding. So all you have to worry about is how you’re going to spend your $300.
(Photo credit: McAllister Photography)