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Visitor experience being enhanced with telescopes, WiFi

BVI Tourist Board photo

As the BVI moves to restore its once-booming tourism industry, a number of initiatives are being rolled out to enhance visitor experience in the hurricane-hit territory.

One of those initiatives includes mounting telescopes on each of the main islands of the BVI.

“These were a huge hit, especially over in Anegada,” said Tourist Board consultant Trefor Grant. “There are four other sites we want to add these. It really enhances the guest experience because they get to see different things from a different vantage point. We are going to be putting one over in Great Harbour, another one over on Anegada, we are going to put one in Sage Mountain on Tortola and we’re going to identify a place on Virgin Gorda …  to mount one as well.”

The board has also begun to activate WiFi hotspots across strategic locations for visitors to access.

Grant said hotspots are already active at the Road Town seaport on Tortola and the Cane Garden Bay area, which is a major local tourist attraction.

WiFi hotspots are also to be placed at the Crafts Alive village in Road Town as well as at the Baths on Virgin Gorda.

Another initiative to enhance tourist experience is the installation of hammocks at popular beaches in the territory.

“This project is just to enhance the mood and it can help people relax especially on the beaches,” Grant explained.

The tourist board said it is also kicking off a culturally-focused initiative to rehabilitate old-time BVI houses.

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  1. Jim says:

    WiFi at the Baths, REALLY !!!1
    If one needs WiFI at the Baths one really missed the feeling/beauty of the Baths.

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  2. Great idea! says:

    The telescope on Anegada to watch the flamingos is absolutely awesome! This will be a big hit on some other locations as well indeed.

    Wifi would be quite handy on many locations as well. But we all know most of the time that wifi will be down unfortunately.

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  3. Damn! says:

    This is the first time, thanks to this photo, that I am seeing the devastation of KCB.

    Thank God that monster came ashore during day light!

  4. Windy says:

    As slow and intermittent the internet is and they think it’s a draw for tourist ? Man we need help.

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  5. Reader says:

    These are some good ideas keep them coming regardless of all the “Negative Nancies” who somehow manage to always find a problem with a solution and not the other way around. The important thing is to keep moving forward, not all ideas are guarantee to work but, without mistakes how would we learn.

    • MS says:

      having a positive is great and helps one to move forward towards the future – BVI-
      strong Stronger –
      forward For Ever – Backward Never
      BVI is a place of Paradise and must be seen with so much to offer – continue to being in-lightened and to proper with positive agenda and goal for a successful future for the whole BVI and BVI-landers.

      I AM WILLING TO HOLD THE DOOR OPEN FOR THOSE WHO WISH AND WANT TO SEE A GREAT FUTURE FOR THE BVI.

      The agenda for progress and success get a unified agenda for the betterment for ALL those who truly Love the BVI.

      DWEED OUT CRIME TO WHICH IS THE DEATH AT THE DOOR STEPS OF THE BVI – CLEAN IT UP – GET BACK TO HORMONY AND KEEP THE ISLAND ALIVE AND VIBERANT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO COME AND LEARN ABOUT THE BVI FROM ITS RAW – RAW BEGINNINGS TO PRESENGT.
      SHARE THE STRENGTH OF TH NATIVE BVILANDERS THEIR STRUGGLES MUST BE WRITTEN – SHOWN AND VIEWED TO ALL.
      NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE – THOSE WHO WORKED HARD AND PAVED AND DIRT ROADS AND HELPED TO SEE A VISION MAKING YOU SEE THE GROWTH OF THE BVI.
      CARE ABOUT YOUR HOME THE BVI AND CONTINUE MAKING IT WHAT IT CAN BE A SHINING STAR GIVING FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE TO MAKE THOSE WHO CARE TO WORK – WORK FOR ITS POSITIVE POTENTIAL AND A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE FOR ALL.

      WORK TO MAKE THE BVI SHINE – WORK TO MAKE THE BVI SHIN – SHINE – SHINE!!!

      Peace Out – Blessings and Love the BVI like you Love GOD!!

  6. Rudolph says:

    Why don’t we mount a large telescope on the top of St John pointed towards the BVI? That way da tourists could look at our pretty places without having to pay the huge taxes to arrive and depart and they would have to deal with our broken roads, burning dump, and very slow internet.

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    • Wow says:

      LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ms says:

      Cleanse your MIND and see a BETTER future for your HOME LAND the BVI –

      Remember the saying: Rome was not built in a day.

      Now it is time for you to stop talking and get out and do some volunteering the those eye sores that you see to vanish. Turn around your negative thoughts and get off your backside and give back to what and the great place the BVI that is keeping you alive. Stop being a hater – be a LOVER of your Lovely Island

      Always remember there is no other place like home – but we have to work hard VOLENTEER to make things BETTER OR LEAVE – and find another place that you think is better or STAY AND MAKE CHANGE FOR BETTER –

      STOP TALKING AND BAD MOUTHING THOSE WHO ARE TRYING AND WORKING FOR A BETTER FUTURE –

      MY BVI STRONG – STRONGER

      TAKE IN THE BEAUTY AND TRY AND SEE WHAT YOU HAVE AND WHY VISITORS COME TO GET A PIECE IF TGE ACTION THAT YOU WAKE UP TO DAILY.

      EACH MORNING WAKE UP TO SEE THE SUN RISE THEN GO DOWN TO YOUR NEAREST BEACH AND AGAIN LOOK AROUND YOU AND LOOK OUT AS FAR AS YOU COULD SEE AND SEE – I THANK YOU GOD FOR ALL THAT YOU GIVE TO ME AND MY HOME LAND THE BVI AND THEN SMILE – SMILE – SMILE – FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME THE BVI – YES THE BVI

      MOST OF ALL START READING THE HISTORY FROM THE ON-SET – VISIT ITS STRUGGLE FROM THEN AND NOW.

      DON’T BE A DOWNER – VOLENTEER – VOLENTEER – HELP!!

  7. Anegada says:

    the telescope on Anegada is a great success. I would recommend though that we used metered telescopes. A fee of a 25 cents for example. This will provide income for maintenance of the structures that hold the telescope and also defer the cost for the a replacement in the future.

  8. So.... says:

    Who responsible when the nahoos injure themselves in the hammoks?

  9. Elroy says:

    When passengers get off a cruise ship they are hungry for any kind of free wifi signal. It’s a good idea as it keeps them in the area possibly shopping some more. Trust me, I’ve been there.

  10. Mr Shovels says:

    I hope many people get to enjoy them before there are inevitably vandalized because folks around here don’t seem to like nice things

  11. Theo says:

    The BVI doesn’t need human intervention to attract tourists. The humans destroyed it long before Irma ever did.

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