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Project Goal. Research the US Virgin Islands to determine on which of the three main islands to establish a water sports business offering kayaking, sailing, catamaraning, snorkeling, and jet skiing Analysis Objectives Use Geospatial Information Systems Analysis tools

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us virgin islands

Project Goal

  • Research the US Virgin Islands to determine on which of the three main islands to establish a water sports business offering kayaking, sailing, catamaraning, snorkeling, and jet skiing
  • Analysis Objectives
  • Use Geospatial Information Systems Analysis tools
  • Research tourism statistics
  • Gather and analyze data

US Virgin Islands

www.maps.google.com

www.cencus.gov

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Islands Data Information

US Virgin Islands

www.maps.google.com

www.cencus.gov

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Tourism Analysis

US Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research – www.viber.org

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Tourism Analysis - Hotels

US Virgin Islands

www.tripadvisor.com

www.maps.google.com

www.cencus.gov

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Tourism Analysis - Hotels

US Virgin Islands

www.tripadvisor.com

www.maps.google.com

www.cencus.gov

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Tourism Analysis - Hotels

US Virgin Islands

Voted “Best island to live on” by Islands magazine in 2008

www.tripadvisor.com

www.maps.google.com

www.cencus.gov

www.islands.com/islandsmagazine.jsp

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Tourism Analysis

US Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands Bureau of Economic Research – www.viber.org

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Tourism Analysis – Cruise Lines

St. Thomas

US Virgin Islands

St. John

St. Croix

Information obtained from Individual Official Cruise Websites

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Tourism Analysis

Sampling of Large and Midsized Water Sports Businesses

St. Thomas

US Virgin Islands

Information obtained from Individual Official Cruise Websites

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Tourism Analysis

Sampling of Large and Midsized Water Sports Businesses

US Virgin Islands

St. John

St. Croix

Information obtained from Individual Official Cruise Websites

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Weather Trends

US Virgin Islands

www.vimovingcenter.com

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Weather Trends

US Virgin Islands

www.vimovingcenter.com

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Weather Trends

US Virgin Islands

www.vimovingcenter.com

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Cost of Living

US Virgin Islands

www.cencus.gov

www.vimovingcenter.com

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Cost of Living

US Virgin Islands

www.cencus.gov

www.vimovingcenter.com

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Cost of Living

US Virgin Islands

www.cencus.gov

www.vimovingcenter.com

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Conclusion

  • Capital City
  • Most populated Island
  • Largest number of cruise lines
  • Largest Airport; greatest number of hotels
  • Most established water sports businesses

US Virgin Islands

  • Small port of call; minimal cruise ships
  • No Airport; Minimal hotels
  • Accommodations mostly small villas and condominiums
  • Higher cost of living
  • Smaller port of call; fewer cruise ships
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line to use port of call in 2009
  • Small airport; moderate hotels
  • Moderate cost of living
  • Minimal established water sports businesses

www.maps.google.com

www.cencus.gov

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US Virgin Islands

Proposal

Establish a new water sports business on the Island of St. Croix, in the city of Christiansted because of few competitors and a future increase in port use by cruise lines.

Voted “Best island to live on” by Islands magazine in 2008

www.tripadvisor.com

www.maps.google.com

www.cencus.gov

www.islands.com/islandsmagazine.jsp