The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has hosted its ninth annual showcase, this year welcoming more than 200 UK travel industry specialists. The aim of the event is to update partners on Saint Lucia news and to hear from key operators, airlines and agents on what they need to market the destination.
The board of directors at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority have appointed Beverly Nicholson-Doty to the role of chief executive of the body. She has over three decades of industry leadership experience, including most recently serving as commissioner of tourism at the United States Virgin Islands department of tourism from 2007-2018.
The Saint Lucia Air, Sea & Ports Authority has released an architectural impression fly-through video of the Hewanorra International Airport redevelopment project in Saint Lucia.
The redevelopment of Saint Lucia’s international airport is underway as the destination continues to see a positive growth trend in tourism arrivals in 2019.
The plan, which is expected to be unveiled in the coming days, will include the construction of a new terminal building equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, restaurants, shops and executive lounges, and the conversion of the old terminal to accommodate fixed-based operators.
Picking up the trophy for World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination at the World Travel Awards Grand Final in Lisbon, Nicholas John, chairman of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, tells Breaking Travel News how the title will help develop to vital tourism industry on the island.
Breaking Travel News chats with Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism for Saint Lucia, at World Travel Market. On the agenda is the development value of the hospitality sector, the portrayal of the Caribbean in the western media and the importance of the UK as a source market for the country.