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.
Experienced Caribbean hotelier Daryl Aaron has been appointed general manager of the newly opened Bay Gardens Marina Haven hotel in St. Lucia.
This summer, holiday makers can take advantage of a new promotion from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. Launching this week and running until September 30th, the Summer of Discovery is the island’s biggest and most interactive summer promotion ever.
Breaking Travel News hears from Antje Rudhart, representative for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, about the record visitor numbers in the destination and how the island was lucky to escape damage during two recent hurricanes.
Saint Lucia’s tourism figures for 2017 have topped all records with total visitor arrivals climbing to an all-time high of 1,105,541. The island also recorded the highest growth in 2017 among the Caribbean Tourism Organisation member countries, registering an 11 per cent increase.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism for the island of Saint Lucia, about the changing role of the hospitality sector in the development of the Caribbean.
After a rousing speech on the conference floor, Allen Chastanet, prime minister of Saint Lucia, tells Breaking Travel News about his plan to make the country the leading Caribbean tourism destination within a decade. Taking a data-led approach, he seeks to overhaul the tax system of the island in order to spur innovation and investment in hospitality.
Jade Mountain St Lucia has introduced a new range of home-grown spa treatments that seek to be as kind to the environment as they are to skin. The new treatments on offer at the hilltop Kai En Ciel Spa utilise the finest organic produce from the resort’s 600-acre Emerald Estate, including chocolate, mangoes, spices and botanicals.
Rendezvous is set to complete the second phase of its $12.5 million renovation to further enhance the couples only all-inclusive resort. The refurbishments will upgrade the five-star hotel’s accommodation, resort facilities and food and beverage outlets.
The Expedia group has recorded significant increases in travel demand for properties of all-star levels on the island of St. Lucia. Overall, demand increased more than 20 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the same time last year. Demand is even more significant for four and five star properties, with an increase year over year of approximately 25 per cent.