11. October 2012 10:14
It has always been convenient for Americans to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands. For one, we use the US dollar - so there is no need to worry about currency conversion. Secondly, getting here is a synch with direct flights from major US cities and just over an hour from Miami, 3 hours from New York or 3.5 hours from Toronto. And, English is our common language! Now there’s even another convenient development - the US Government opened a Consular Affairs Office in Providenciales this month.
We know that you won’t be making a special trip to Turks and Caicos because of this - but knowing that the U.S. has an official presence on our islands makes all of us feel reassured.
"With the opening of this office, we are celebrating the strength of the ties between the United States and the Turks and Caicos Islands," said Mr. John Dinkelman, Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. "ties that unite us through our common concerns for tourism and the safe travel of our citizens."
Dinkelman, who was here for the grand opening ceremony, pointed out that roughly 3,000 American citizens reside in Turks and Caicos and over 700,000 are expected to visit in 2013, so the timing is ideal for the establishment of a permanent facility in Providenciales.
So, as you plan your Fall/Winter vacation - keep in mind all the travel conveniences a trip to Turks and Caicos has to offer. In addition to the new US Consular Affairs Office, there are the short flights and the fact that we share the time zone with the Eastern sea board, same currency and same language as America. But, perhaps the biggest convenience of all is not what we have in common but what sets up apart. Our mesmerizing beaches are luxurious but also relaxing and are only a few steps from the spacious, beachfront suites of the Alexandra Resort. Our setting, staff and services will make your next vacation easy and unforgettable. Come see for yourself - be one of the 700,000 Americans who visit us this year, but do enjoy the privacy of Alexandra Resort while you are at it.