The government of Saint Lucia has announced a phased approach to reopening the tourism sector in a responsible manner. The process will begin on June 4th.
St Lucia has launched a fund-raising appeal as the local tourism sector suffers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of the citizens of the Caribbean island depend upon the economic benefits of tourism, with roughly 400,000 guests visiting in 2019.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has released a new destination video, entitled ‘It’s in our Nature’, as a message of solidarity and hope in the wake of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is to release its first ever podcast series featuring award-winning broadcaster Jon Holmes and accomplished travel writer Antonia Windsor.
With the destination have recently set new visitor number records, Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism for St Lucia, tells Breaking Travel News how a resurgent United States economy has contributed to the success.
Breaking Travel News catches up with Paul Collymore, general manager at the Landings Resort & Spa in St Lucia, during Caribbean Travel Marketplace.
The latest figures indicate that Saint Lucia has surpassed all previous records set with regards to stay-over arrivals. The Caribbean destination recorded 423,736 stay-over visitors last year, the highest figure in the island’s history.
The government of St Lucia has unveiled plans to will be introduce a tourist accommodation fee to be used for destination marketing and development. All accommodation providers on the island will be required to collect the charge from guests from April 1st.
Breaking Travel News chats with Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism for Saint Lucia, about plans for a new cruise port on the island and the latest investments at the international airport. In his role as the chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, he also tells us about a controversial recent decision to close offices in New York and London.