Speaking of St John...
There is a very interesting thread on Trip Advisor about how dour the locals on St John were to a visitor. The poster has decided that they will return to St John, but they will bring their own food and avoid interacting with business owners. Now that is the kind of vacationer you want to have!
aanda was just saying how rude they were over there. hmmm
could they really be worse they the other two islands
I have not had a visitor tell me the locals were rude to them on STX--guess it's all in attitude and perception.
Been in the tourist business here for almost 20 years.
🙁 This just makes me sad. The one on trip advisor, and the comments on this forum. I don't know what to say. It has not been my experience personally, but obviously it has been with at least some people. There are some establishments that keep popping up that seem to be big offenders, but I know that not all of them are being mentioned. I don't know… at a loss of what to really say or what to really do to try and help visitors with something like this.
People who make those comments should be more specific. The poster did mention the employees at Starfish deli and men working on the side of the road giving them dirty looks, but no other details. I haven't checked to see if they wrote reviews which would reveal the offenders.
I usually let businesses know when I see them mentioned on TripAdvisor so they can be aware of the impact.