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HOW ABOUT A V.I. AIRLINE?

Dear Source,
I agree with a previous article regarding allocating more money for the
tourism industry in the Virgin Islands. To be honest with you if it was not
for the e-mail reminders from American Airlines, which I feel has a monopoly
not only on the U.S. Virgin Islands but the entire Caribbean, I would not
know of deals/events that will be occurring in the V.I.
I live in Miami and I constantly hear of Bahamian, Jamaican, Cayman even Mexican getaways….I have yet to hear of something from the Virgin Islands. Depending on the time of year some of the fares to these destinations are equal or sometimes even more expensive than fares for some getaways to the V.I.
I guess we need our own airline. Nothing big. We can start with one or two planes and work our way up.
How about a big tax break for the first couple of years like the Government likes to give to non-local business ventures?
Who is the V.I. targeting as tourist/visitors?
I know of about 25 to 50 people who would rather spend their money to visit an island where a passport is not needed, there is no departure tax and there is no hassle with having to change the currency. These are just a few things the V.I. can use on its campaign.
Johnny Munoz
Miami Fla.

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Dear Source,
I agree with a previous article regarding allocating more money for the
tourism industry in the Virgin Islands. To be honest with you if it was not
for the e-mail reminders from American Airlines, which I feel has a monopoly
not only on the U.S. Virgin Islands but the entire Caribbean, I would not
know of deals/events that will be occurring in the V.I.
I live in Miami and I constantly hear of Bahamian, Jamaican, Cayman even Mexican getaways....I have yet to hear of something from the Virgin Islands. Depending on the time of year some of the fares to these destinations are equal or sometimes even more expensive than fares for some getaways to the V.I.
I guess we need our own airline. Nothing big. We can start with one or two planes and work our way up.
How about a big tax break for the first couple of years like the Government likes to give to non-local business ventures?
Who is the V.I. targeting as tourist/visitors?
I know of about 25 to 50 people who would rather spend their money to visit an island where a passport is not needed, there is no departure tax and there is no hassle with having to change the currency. These are just a few things the V.I. can use on its campaign.
Johnny Munoz
Miami Fla.