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BVI Welcome Online

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The BVI Welcome Online is the internet companion to the prestigious BVI Welcome Tourist Guide, and is the leading provider of information on the British Virgin Islands for visitors and residents.

For more information about advertising online with us, please download our rate sheet or send us an email at: info@bviwelcome.com
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BVI Welcome magazine

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BVI WelcomeTourist Guide:155,000 copies per year distributed at points of entry, through hotels, boat charterers, ferries and other tourist facilities. Additional circulation to individuals and travel agents on a paid basis.

For more information about advertising in the Welcome Magazine, please download our media kit or send us an email at: info@bviwelcome.com
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Limin' Times

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Limin' Times: 4,000 copies weekly distributed at points of entry, through hotels, boat charterers, ferries and other tourist facilities.

For more information about advertising in the Limin' Times, please download our rate sheet or send us an email at: arlena@bviwelcome.com
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Cruise Ship Guide

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BVI Cruise Ship Guide: 3,000 copies per weekly distributed at points of entry, through hotels, boat charterers, ferries and other tourist facilities. Additional circulation to individuals and travel agents on a paid basis.

For more information about advertising in the BVI Cruise Ship Guide please email us at: info@bviwelcome.com

BVI Restaurant Guide

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BVI Restaurant Guide: 40,000 copies per year distributed at points of entry, through hotels, boat charterers, ferries and other tourist facilities.

For more information about advertising in the BVI Restaurant Guide please email us at: info@bviwelcome.com

BVI Welcome Online

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

Research has shown that the average Internet user spends over 30 hours online per month. Each user is online for approximately 55 minutes per session. Display ads or banner ads are the second largest form of online marketing, comprising at least 20 percent of all online advertisement spending. These figures show that online advertising, and in particular display or banner ads, is one of the most effective ways of reaching a wide target audience.

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, rental or charter company, or any 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

CATEGORY DAILY AVG. MONTHLY AVG. TOTAL
Unique visitors 248 7,532 90,385
Visits 345 10,467 125,606
Page Views 1,816 55,096 661,148
Hits 8,231 249,673 2,996,070
Averages for the period of April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014 (updated April 1, 2014)

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. 165,000 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 U.S. and U.K., 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 mewdia 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
1Dec/JanSept. 1Sept. 14
2Feb/MarNov. 1Nov. 14
3Apr/MayJan. 1Jan. 14
4Jun/JulMar. 1Mar. 14
5Aug/SeptMay 1May 14
6Oct/NovJul. 1Jul. 14

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 Reserve by If supplying material If you need an ad designed
WeeklyThursdaysMondayMondayFriday 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, a list of restaurants coded by the type of food served 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.