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Claudia Colli, Publisher: ccolli@bviwelcome.com
Chrystall Kanyck Abel, Asst Editor: chrystall.kanyuck-abel@bviwelcome.com

BVI Welcome Online

Advertising on BVI Welcome On-line is easy, fast and VERY effective!

BVI Welcome Online (www.bviwelcome.com) is the definitive online resource for BVI visitors and residents. Maps, articles from the BVI Welcome (print) guide, accommodations, charter yachts ferry information and other services are all included on this attractive, easy to navigate website.

For over a decade, the BVI Welcome Online has been one of the most powerful online resources used by advertisers to meet their marketing needs. Our rates are very affordable and whether you are advertising a villa, restaurant, shop, charter boat company, or water sports facility, you will receive outstanding results. The BVI Welcome On-line generates thousands of visitors, page views and hits (see stats below) from people around the globe who are seeking information about accommodations, where to dine, selecting a daysail, real estate and simply just finding out what’s happening around the islands.

BVI Welcome On-line – the authoritative website of the BVI.

By The Numbers

More reasons to advertise on Welcome Online

Visits 601 18,030 216,360
Hits 25,344 760,320  9,123,840
Averages for the period of March 1, 2017, through May 01, 2017

The BVI Welcome Guide

The British Virgin Islands Welcome Guide is published bi-monthly and is distributed to all visitors to the British Virgin Islands. This colourful magazine-format publication contains comprehensive information on accommodations, sailing, transportation, places to go, shopping and dining, as well as lively features on island events, people, places and history. 150,000 Welcomes are distributed annually through Customs and Immigration at all points of entry; through charter boat operators; hotels and at other tourist facilities throughout the British Virgin Islands. There is also off-island distribution through the BVI Tourist Board offices in the US and UK, through paid overseas subscribers, and at travel shows attended by the Tourist Board.

Because of the high quality of the publication, it is taken home by most visitors and used as a reference for future trips, as well as passed on to others interested in travelling here. Our media kit contains additional information on rates, deadline dates and mechanical and electronic requirements.

Annual contract advertisers in the Welcome receive a discount on annual display and banner ads on BVI Welcome Online, the internet version of The Welcome.

Deadlines for Advertising

Issue No. Issue period Reserve by If supplying material
1 Dec/Jan Sept. 5 Sept. 19
2 Feb/Mar Nov. 5 Nov. 19
3 Apr/May Jan. 5 Jan. 19
4 Jun/Jul Mar. 5 Mar. 19
5 Aug/Sept May 5 May 19
6 Oct/Nov Jul. 5 Jul. 19

The Limin’ Times Magazine

The The Limin’ Times is the only free weekly entertainment and TV guide in the British Virgin Islands and has been serving the community for over 20 years. “What’s Happening,” a comprehensive list of the BVI’s weekly entertainment, is located in the centerfold for easy reference and is one of the magazine’s most popular features. The magazine also contains TV information, movies and specials, local commentary, sports, music and up-coming events.

The popular magazine is picked up by more readers than any other weekly publication. Each week, 4,000 copies are distributed to tourists and locals throughout the British Virgin Islands at points of entry, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, charter boat firms, banks and shops. Additional magazines are distributed during peak times such as Christmas and Festival.

Deadlines for Advertising

Issued Issue period If supplying material If you need an ad designed
Weekly Thursday – Wednesday Monday (5pm) Friday before the issue

The BVI Cruise Ship Visitor Guide Magazine

The The BVI Cruise Ship Visitor Guide is published annually in December and is specifically targeted for the day visitor to the islands. It contains articles about the history and the culture of the islands as well as useful guides. The “Road Town Shopping Guide” provides a walking tour and a list of popular shops with an easy to use map. There is also a section on “Exploring the Islands,” highlighting many historical sights and places of interest.

For those looking for an island tour, a charter sail to another island, or a chance to snorkel and soak up the sun on a remote beach, the “What to Do in a Day” guide gives some suggestions on a day’s adventure. A handy ferry schedule, and a centerfold map of all the British Virgin Islands make this 16 page guide an indispensable tool for those on a brief visit to the BVI.

The BVI Cruise Ship Visitor Guide is distributed primarily at the Road Town Cruise Ship dock as well as with taxi drivers, shops, and other tourist attractions throughout the islands. Annual contract advertisers in the Welcome receive a 10% discount on display ads.

The BVI Restaurant Guide

The BVI Restaurant and Food Guide is a comprehensive guide to the islands’ eating establishments. A color publication in a convenient easy to carry size, it features restaurants for the BVI’s three main islands: Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada, and also contains a section for the outer islands. In a menu-style format, restaurants list a sampling of their dishes along with a handy “quick guide” to hours, price range and contact information. The Restaurant Guide contains a centerfold map of the BVI, plus a map of Road Town with coded numbers to easily locate area restaurants.

The Restaurant Guide is published annually in November and is distributed alongside The Welcome at the airport, ferry terminals, hotels, guesthouses and other tourist attractions. The guide is perfect for the visiting diner wanting to explore the islands’ many varieties of cuisine or residents desiring restaurant information at their finger tips.