U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 28, 2016)—The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones.

Newly appointed Director of Marketing Canika John announced the 2016-2017 Family Reunion promotion, which includes a number of booking incentives, including $350 in spending credits for family focused activities and a free night at participating hotels.

“Virgin Islanders living abroad are part of the tourism fabric of our territory, and it is important that we give them every incentive to come back to connect with their loved ones and to participate in the economic revitalization of our communities,” said John.

As part of the promotion, each participant will also receive a customized family T-shirt and welcome gift bag.

Travelers must use booking code FR16 to secure room blocks, and all bookings must be made by Dec. 15, 2016, for travel through Dec. 15, 2017.

Participating hotels on St. Croix include The Buccaneer Hotel, Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino, The Palms at Pelican Cove, Sand Castle on the Beach and Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge.

The Green Iguana Hotel, Galleon House, Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort and Windward Passage Hotel on St. Thomas are also participating in the offer.