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British Virgin Islands Tourism Board and Economy

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What percentage of the total GDP of the British Virgin Islands was contributed by Tourism in 2013?

30.35%

What is the primary goal of developing and expanding the number and quality of product offerings in the British Virgin Islands?

To provide a superior destination experience for visitors

What is one of the economic benefits of tourism in the British Virgin Islands?

Increased and diversified economic activity

What is the amount of GDP contributed by Tourism in the British Virgin Islands in 2013?

US$277,896,000

What is one of the social benefits of tourism in the British Virgin Islands?

Enhanced quality of life

What is the goal of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and the business trade, product partners, and media?

To build and sustain a close working relationship

What is the primary focus of environmental awareness in the tourism sector?

Conservation of natural resources

How can tourism development affect local households?

By changing livelihood strategies

What proportion of women are employed in the tourism sector?

A relatively high proportion

What is a key role of the tourism sector in certain locations?

Planning for and responding to natural disasters

What is one way tourism can help women in the informal sector?

By purchasing products from them

How can tourism development affect the local economy?

By changing patterns of growth

What is a significance of tourism development in the national economy?

It expands economic opportunities

What is a potential outcome of tourism development on women's economic positions?

It enhances their economic positions

When was the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board established?

1969

What was Mr. Richard Bathan's position in the Tourist Board?

Executive Secretary

What is the vision of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board?

To establish the British Virgin Islands as the premier tourism destination in the region

What is the mission of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board?

To lead the Tourism sector for the British Virgin Islands with purpose, pride and excellence

What is one of the goals of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board?

To attract a more discerning and higher spending visitor

In what year was the first Tourist Board Office opened on Main Street?

1972

Study Notes

Environmental Awareness and Sustainability

  • Environmental significance and conservation of natural and built environments are crucial for sustainable tourism practices.

The Role of Tourism in Economic Development

  • Tourism development can impact local household livelihood strategies, small enterprise development, and the local economy.
  • Tourism employs a high proportion of women and helps them purchase products from the informal sector, enhancing their economic positions and overcoming gender barriers.

Tourism in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)

  • Tourism plays a significant role in the development and sustainability of the BVI economy.
  • In 2013, tourism contributed US$277,896,000 (30.35%) to the total GDP of US$915,601,000.
  • Tourism provides economic benefits, including increased economic activity, stimulus for development and investment, and diversified economic activity.

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board

  • Established under Act Chapter 280, Ordinance 1969, as a statutory body to develop and promote tourism in the BVI.
  • Vision: To establish the BVI as the premier tourism destination in the region with sustainable use of natural resources and unique qualities.
  • Mission: To lead the tourism sector with purpose, pride, and excellence, ensuring sustainability and high-quality visitor experiences.
  • Goals include:
    • Increasing the economic contribution to the Islands by attracting high-spending visitors and repeat visitors.
    • Providing a superior destination experience by developing and expanding product offerings.
    • Solving the issue of seasonality in the tourism cycle.
    • Adopting and promoting a sustainable approach to tourism development.

This quiz assesses your knowledge of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and its role in promoting tourism in the region. It also covers the economic contributions of tourism to the BVI economy. Test your understanding of the history and development of the tourism sector in the British Virgin Islands.

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