Did you know that in 2017, the US Virgin Islands will pay you to take a vacation there? This is the islands’ 100 year anniversary of becoming a US territory, and for this momentus year-long birthday celebration, they’re giving out gifts. To celebrate, every visitor will receive $300 to spend on their vacation. The money can be used for historical and cultural tours and activities, so visitors can learn more about the islands’ culture, according to Thrillist. This includes eco-tours, museum admissions and outdoor exploration, like kayaking and hiking.
Those traveling in March (the month of the actual centennial!) will also receive a commemorative “centennial” souvenir. All you have to do is go to VisitUSVI.com and book a three-night minimum stay at one of the participating hotels on St. John, St. Croix or St. Thomas. The department of tourism will then send you $300 in credits to use like cash money at any of the participating locations.