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PRESS RELEASE: Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association head praises Sandals global marketing

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President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Karolin Troubetzkoy has complimented Sandals Resorts International for the role it has played in marketing Caribbean destinations to the world, and urged other hoteliers to become more involved where this is concerned. Mrs. Troubetzkoy was addressing the Sandals Halcyon Beach Staff Prestige Awards held recently. The CHTA head said it is ...

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PRESS RELEASE: St. Lucia’s National Culinary Team starts countdown to CHTA Taste of the Caribbean Competition 2017

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PRESS RELEASE – With only 9 days left, the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) gears up for another exciting event this year in the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean Competition. The event which is expected to draw participation from approximately 14 islands will be held from June 2nd to 6th 2017 at Hyatt ...

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Stayover arrivals to boost sector growth

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PRESS RELEASE – Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee said recently that tourism, the island’s main economic earner, is wrestling to reclaim its growth. The sector, he said, has already begun to show signs of rebound as recorded in the first quarter of 2017, attributed to a phenomenal increase in the cruise sector. Quoting from figures generated by the Saint Lucia ...

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Ladera Resort wins Private Luxury Hotel of the Year

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PRESS RELEASE – Ladera Resort wins Private Luxury Hotel of the Year with The Luxury Travel Guide! The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism achievement, championing the best in their respective fields. All winners of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by LTG in-house professionals. This ...

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Fedee: Change was needed for continuous growth in tourism sector

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The local tourism industry has shown signs of recovery and growth in the first quarter of 2017 based on statistics from the St. Lucia Tourist Board, according to Dominic Fedee, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information, and Broadcasting. He made the disclosure during his contribution to the debate of the Apppropriation Bill in the ...

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Minister Fedee says more needed for tourism sector to meet expectations

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GIS – The Hon. Dominic Fedee, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information, and Broadcasting said much needs to be done for the tourism sector to meet expectations. The minister spoke on May 10, during the debate on the 2017 Appropriation Bill. “I am pleased that the industry during the first quarter has shown ...

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Soufriere Regional Development conducts entrepreneurial workshop

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PRESS RELEASE – The Soufriere Regional Development is continuing its mandate to promote development in the community of Soufriere by facilitating various workshops. The most recent workshop focused on entrepreneurship through the concepts of business startup, marketing strategies, research and successful business guidelines. It was held on Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at the Cool Conference Room. “The purpose of the ...

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Photographer to host workshop at Anse Chastanet for National Geographic Expeditions

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PRESS RELEASE – One of the world’s most accomplished photographers is hosting a master class at Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia for National Geographic Expeditions this year. Joe McNally, whose acclaimed career includes assignments in more than 50 countries, will lead the classes at the eco-friendly resort. McNally, who has contributed to National Geographic magazine for more than three ...

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CARIBBEAN: Major cruise line slapped with penalty for illegal dumping

The sun sets over the Florida coastline as the new Caribbean Princess departs on its maiden voyage from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  Saturday, April 3, 2004. The $450 million, 3,100-passenger vessel is the first ship dedicated to year-round Caribbean voyages for Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises. The ship features 881 balcony cabins and a  300-square-foot outdoor video screen. The Golden Princess, a sister ship, is in the background. (Photo by Andy Newman/Princess Cruises)

CARIBBEAN360 – A major cruise line with ships that call on the Caribbean will have to pay a US$40 million penalty –  the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution. The sentence has been imposed on Princess Cruise Lines Ltd by US District Judge Patricia Seitz in Miami, for illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste overboard and falsifying official logs to conceal ...

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St. Lucia named one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations

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Soufriere, St. Lucia was selected as one of the world’s best honeymoon destination by one of Canada’s top travel agencies, Flight Network. St. Lucia was among 22 destinations named by the agency. Only one other Caribbean destination made the list: Cruz Bay, St. John in the Virgin Islands. The other destinations are Maui, Hawaii; Matagalpa, Nicaragua; Colon Island, Panama; Rarotonga, Cook ...

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Saint Lucia’s Hospitality Industry Advisory Committee’s 2017 Work Plan

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PRESS RELEASE – Following a productive 2016 work year the Hospitality Industry Advisory Committee (HiAC), recently held a general membership meeting to discuss its 2017 work plan. The meeting was chaired by chairman Joseph (Joe) Du Bois. Other members in attendance were SLHTA CEO Noorani Azzez, Carl Hunter of Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain, Claudius Quashie, Deputy Labour Commissioner, John Mathurin of ...

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Senator applauds port extension project

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GIS – Independent Senator and Deputy President of the Senate, Mauricia Thomas-Francis, has commended the government on its initiative to make provisions for the facilitation of a berthing facility for mega cruise vessels. Presenting at a sitting of the Senate on April 6, the senator stated that she recognized the significance of the initiative. “I applaud the government for having ...

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World Bank supports tourism development in the Eastern Caribbean

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PRESS RELEASE – Tourism dependent communities in Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will benefit from better connectivity, better infrastructure, and improved tourism market development as a result of a US$ 26 million regional project approved by the Board of Directors of the World Bank. Tourism accounts for 61 percent, 50 percent, and 45 percent of export ...

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St. Lucia to welcome first Mega Cruise Vessel this year

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PRESS RELEASE – Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Honourable Stephenson King announced at this Tuesday’s House of Assembly sitting that Saint Lucia is scheduled to welcome its first Mega Cruise Vessel by December of this year. The announcement was made following a Motion to allow the Minister of Finance to borrow US$15,000,000.00 from the National Insurance Corporation for ...

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St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association upgrading to Tri Farm online portal

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PRESS RELEASE – Agro-tourism linkages remains a key priority area for the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) Inc. Since the genesis of the Virtual Agricultural Clearing House (VACH), in April 2016, the SLHTA has made a significant impact on the efforts to bridge the growing divide between Tourism and Agriculture. The current WhatsApp platform on which the VACH ...

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Tourism Minister discusses investment incentives

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PRESS RELEASE – Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee said recently, that Saint Lucia’s newest multi-million dollar hotel, the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa, has come at the opportune time, as government is in the process of repositioning the tourism sector to create a favorable environment where tourism can thrive. Government’s new tourism thrust which includes the transitioning of the ...

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Workshop promotes sustainable tourism to protect environment

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GIS – Regional tourism officials met at the St. James’s Club Morgan Bay on Monday, to commence a five-day workshop on Sustainable Tourism Destination Management and Marketing. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) partnered with the UNWTO to bring tourism professionals from eleven different ...

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New airport taxes announcement draws negative international publicity

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British newspaper, The Telegraph, with a daily circulation of almost half a million, has picked up on the big hike in airport taxes in St. Lucia. The article titled, ‘St Lucia wants to develop tourism – by quadrupling airport tax’ indicates that British travellers face a “sharp increase” in the cost of flights to St. Lucia due to the reintroduction ...

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“The Royalton Resort represents the standard that people expect when they visit St. Lucia” – PM

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GIS – Owned and operated by Canada’s third largest airline—the family-owned Sunwing Travel Group, the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa located in the north was constructed in less than 17 months with a room occupancy of 450. That number is expected to more than double, to total 950 rooms. Prime Minister Hon. Allen M. Chastanet said the US$250 million ...

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MV Adriana makes maiden call to Port Castries

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GIS – Saint Lucians now have a cost effective way to cruise the Caribbean. Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for tourism, Hon. Dominic Fedee, was on hand to greet the crew of the MV Adriana for its maiden call to Port Castries. Accompanied by the Executive Chairperson of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) Agnes ...

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CHTA head calls on Caribbean to work together to remain competitive

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CARIBBEAN360 – The head of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) called on the region to work together to ensure the Caribbean remains one of the world’s leading destinations. Delivering the keynote at the Annual General Meeting of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association earlier this month, CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy noted that while Caribbean destinations are very ...

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Royalton Resort and Spa formally opens

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GIS – The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa has created over 800 permanent jobs. The grand opening of the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa took place last Thursday evening. Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee said the opening of the newly-constructed US$250 million Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa is an expression of investor confidence in Saint Lucia. He ...

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CHTI hosts first ever Hospitality Career Prep. Workshop

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PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute (CHTTI) continues to position itself as being different from any other educational institution that young persons may consider as apprentices who are enrolled at the Institute embark on a life altering journey. It is a training program unlike any other as we are determined to provide a platform that will ...

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SUITS lead actor visits St. Lucia

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PRESS RELEASE – Saint Lucia, world renowned for its stunning landscape, breathtaking vistas and friendly people, last week played host to renown actor Gabriel Macht, Jacinda Barrett and their family. Best known for his role as Harvey Specter in the USA Network series SUITS, Macht has become one of the most beloved characters on this American legal drama television series. ...

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Stacy Cox to lead CSHAE

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PRESS RELEASE – Seasoned hotel industry professional Stacy Cox is the new president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE). Cox was recently appointed to the leadership position during board meetings that preceded the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace event in The Bahamas. CSHAE is an independent organization aimed at advancing professional development ...

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Prime Minister calls on St. Lucians to be “bold and courageous”

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PRESS RELEASE – While addressing a briefing on the “Pearl of the Caribbean” Project on Thursday morning at the Sandals Grande St Lucian Beach Resort and Spa, Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet called for Saint Lucians to be “bold and courageous” in the face of new opportunities. “There are always going to be the naysayers,” said Prime Minister Chastanet ...

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Jade Mountain hosts mushroom training for farmers

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PRESS RELEASE – During the week of March 6th 2017, Nick Troubetzkoy’s Emerald Farm of Jade Mountain/Anse Chastanet hosted a training for farmers in Mushroom Cultivation. This initiative was birthed during discussions of the Emerald Farm Manager, Dr. Pawan Srivastava, with project partners, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) Programme which is implemented jointly by the ...

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St. Lucians express disappointment with behaviour of tourists

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A Youtube video showing the frantic efforts of vacationers at the newly opened Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa to release an “18-year-old and six-year-old” trapped in the resort’s elevator has evoked more outrage than sympathy from bloggers. The original two-and-a-half minute video was posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, but was removed about two hours after this article was ...

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OECS hosts Tourism Market Intelligence Workshop

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PRESS RELEASE – Key decision-makers in Tourism and Statistics in the region will gather in Saint Lucia this week for a one-day Workshop on Tourism Market Intelligence. The Workshop will be held at the Bay Gardens Hotel on Friday March 10th 2016 from 9:00 a.m. It will facilitate dialogue on the harmonization of Tourism Market Intelligence. Participants at the Workshop ...

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Marginal increase in stop-over arrivals recorded

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PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia tourism sector recorded a 1% increase in stay-over arrivals for 2016.  According to figures released by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, while total stay-over visitor arrivals for 2016 increased to an estimated 347, 872, the industry failed to show growth in the cruise and yachting sectors, both contracting by 13% and 1% respectively. However, ...

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Operation expansion at Gros Piton Nature Trail

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PRESS RELEASE – Operations at the Gros Piton Nature Trail received a substantial boost with the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) commissioning a new administrative office on Monday, March 6th, 2017. Prior to its construction, the site’s Interpretation Center was dually utilized to serve both as an administration outlet and interactive hub acquainting visitors with the history of the Fond ...

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Important Heritage issues take Center Stage at SLNT Membership Meeting

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PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia National Trust is preparing to host its first Quarterly Membership Meeting, for 2017, on March 11th from 1 p.m. at the Bougainvillea Conference Room, Bay Gardens Hotel in Rodney Bay. Trust Members and members of the public interested in learning more about our projects and programmes are encouraged to contact membership@slunatrust.org or 452-5005 to ...

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Group insurance plan now offered to employees of SLHTA members

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PRESS RELEASE – In an unprecedented move to deliver the best group medical insurance coverage for hospitality industry workers, the SLHTA announces a strategic alliance with local insurance broker Sterling Insurance Services (St. Lucia) Ltd.    The strategic alliance which was forged last month came into full effect on 1st March 2017, with the introduction of a NEW SLHTA GROUP ...

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Sandals leading in tourism and construction in St. Lucia and Barbados

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PRESS RELEASE – Sandals Resorts in the Eastern Caribbean continues to lead the charge in the company’s unparalleled thrust to make available world class resorts for visitors to the region. Building upon its already established track record as the World’s Best, and the recently copped top spots in the USA Today 10Best list of hotels, it is literally changing the ...

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Caribbean Hospitality and Tourism scholarship applications are now open

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PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has advised the application deadline for its scholarship program is Thursday, March 30, 2017. Scholarships are open to Caribbean students and industry professionals pursuing higher education or professional development in the hospitality and tourism field and are awarded with support from CHTAEF sponsors and supporters. In a joint ...

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SLHTA congratulates Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa on opening

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PRESS RELEASE – The President of the St Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA), Mr. Sanovnik Destang, together with the Board of Directors and Management of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association Inc. (SLHTA), extends congratulations to the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa on the opening of the resort.     The resort promises to be an excellent addition ...

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Government to revise Tourism Incentives Act

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PRESS RELEASE – The Government of St. Lucia is working to revise the Tourism Incentives Act. A number of consultations have been held in the recent past with the various groups. The thinking driving the government to revise the Tourism Incentives Act is to compete with the other destinations to attract investments. At what cost, many ask. If Tourism is ...

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Sandals announces new overwater bungalows in St. Lucia

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PRESS RELEASE – After the huge success of debuting the Caribbean’s first-ever Over-the-Water Villas in Jamaica, Sandals Resorts is thrilled to announce nine new Over the Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, which are available for bookings now for travel beginning in May 2017. These new over-the-water bungalows boast glass floor panels, a private outdoor Tranquility Soaking ...

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Caribbean hoteliers concerned over poaching

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CMC – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has expressed concern over poaching in the hospitality sector where ‎new hotels are “stealing” the trained and experienced staff of established properties, warning that such a practice could affect the customer service rating across the region. CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy told the Caribbean Media Corporation ‎(CMC) that there is an opportunity ...

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Second Forum on Pearl of the Caribbean Project to be held

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PRESS RELEASE – The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture is pleased to announce the second Forum to discuss the much talked about Pearl of the Caribbean Project. The first, took place in Vieux Fort on February 8th 2017 with resounding success. Members of the Business Community in the north of the island are invited to take part ...

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British Olympic star cyclist vacations in St. Lucia

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WHY4NEWS – Being a track cyclist is a wonderful thing – winning two silver medals in Rio last summer was fabulous (at one point due to ill health and injury it was by no means certain that I would even get to the Games let alone end up on the podium). But there are some downsides: in the past four ...

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St. Lucian destinations dominate USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards

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St. Lucian destinations swept half of the six available awards in the USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards for Caribbean destinations. St. Lucia won 3 out of a total of 6 awards while competing against 19 other countries nominated by USA Today readers. The winning St. Lucian destinations are: Best Caribbean Resort – Jade Mountain Best Caribbean Attraction – La ...

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Caribbean tourism requires stronger partnerships – CHTA President

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  PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean region’s tourism growth potential in 2017 and beyond is enormous, but not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region’s public and private sectors. Delivering the opening address of Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas yesterday evening, Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), described 2016 as a ...

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Marigot Palms recognised for customer service satisfaction worldwide

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PRESS RELEASE – Marigot Palms Luxury Caribbean Apartment Suites located in Marigot Bay has just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence 2017! This award is in recognition for consistently achieving the highest standards of customer satisfaction worldwide. Specifically to date, our guests have posted opinions on a variety of different websites, forums, and social media, resulting in an incredible ...

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New hotel developments to bring 1,000 rooms to St. Lucia

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PRESS RELEASE – As Saint Lucia ushers in a new year, the Saint Lucia Tourist Board announces the addition of new hotel product that will add more than 1,000 new rooms to the island’s inventory in the next few years. “This hotel boom adds much-needed inventory to meet the demands of our key source markets,” explains Minister for Tourism Dominic ...

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Fond Doux wins award of excellence

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PRESS RELEASE – Fond Doux Plantation & Resort has received its first award of 2017 with a Recognition of Excellence by HotelsCombined. This Australian based hotel meta search company has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews, and translating them to an official Recognition of Excellence. ...

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St. Lucia’s East Winds named among top 10 best Caribbean hotels in 2017

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TripAdvisor has announced the world’s leading hotels for 2017, according to feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travellers – and Saint Lucia’s East Winds has been named fifth best Caribbean hotels. News Americas Now (NAN) reports that the intimate, 30-room, upper-middle-range all-inclusive facility lacks amenities such as a gym and spa, but makes up for that in a big way. The hotel ...

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Sandals partners with Marriott to introduce AC Hotels brand to Caribbean

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PRESS RELEASE – Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announced a new partnership with Marriott International, Inc. to bring AC Hotels by Marriott® – the modern, design-driven, lifestyle brand – to the Caribbean. This is the first partnership between the hospitality companies and the first time SRI will manage a brand it did not create. Construction for the new AC Hotel in ...

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Soufriere Foundation promotes Gros Piton and Anse L’Ivrogne Beach escapade

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PRESS RELEASE – On Thursday, December 8th, 2016 the Soufriere Foundation officially opened and now manages the operations at an additional entrance to the Gros Piton climbing experience through the Anse L’Ivrogne Beach. The trail having been previously utilized by unauthorized guided tour groups, received a full aesthetics boost with the inclusion of a security and cashiers booth, the provision ...

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St. Lucia’s Sulphur Springs nominated for USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards

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Voting is now open for USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, with Saint Lucia’s La Soufriere Drive-in Volcano being one of the nominees for ‘Best Caribbean Attraction’ 2017. The Sulphur Springs has been described as, “the hottest and most active geothermal field in the Lesser Antilles”. Hot springs, mud pools and steam vents dominate the landscape. It is advertised ...

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Cox and Company awarded ‘Best Caribbean Operator’

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PRESS RELEASE – Cox & Company Limited, one of St. Lucia’s leading tour operators, has been awarded the 2017 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Caribbean Tour Operator by Porthole Cruise magazine. Bill Panoff – Porthole Cruise Magazine’s editor-in-chief, indicated that with so many amazing options, he has a tough time picking winners from the cruise and travel industry. The awards give recognition to those in ...

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Strong tourist arrivals for Saint Lucia in 2017 – Travel Pulse

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Saint Lucia stands to benefit from an increasing number of visitors this year, particularly within the first quarter, as the island remains a popular Caribbean destination with US travelers. Travel Pulse has reported that the island is dubbed a ‘Hot’ Caribbean destination and said Donscenz named “St. Lucia, Jamaica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic” as “still our big sellers.” While ...

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Students get a taste of fine dining at the Landings Resorts and Spa

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PRESS RELEASE – On Thursday 12th January, as part of its Youth Outreach Programme, the Landing’s treated Food & Nutrition students of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, Corinth Secondary School and Gros Islet Secondary School to a special tour of its culinary facilities. Students also received a food preparation training tutorial in the Palms Restaurant presented by Sous Chef Jean ...

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Message from CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy – International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is proud to support the United Nations General Assembly’s declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The declaration mirrors our calls for change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector. We agree wholeheartedly with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai that ...

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Scuba St. Lucia earns Padi Green Star Award

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PRESS RELEASE – St. Lucia’s longest-running dive operation, Scuba St. Lucia, has received the PADI Green Star Award for its dedication to conservation. Founded in 1981, Scuba St. Lucia is located at the water’s edge of the 600-acre Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts. Consistently voted among the top hotels in the Caribbean by leading travel authorities, both hotels were ...

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Making tourism safer at world’s only drive-in volcano

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TRINIDAD EXPRESS – Saint Lucia is renowned for rugged beauty. Serpentine roads tame lush tropical rainforests, serving stunning vistas at every turn. Visitors flock to the island’s south- eastern coast where the town of Soufrière sits nestled at the base of the iconic Pitons. There, you find Sulphur Springs Park, a geothermal field with bubbling hot springs, mud pools and ...

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St. Lucia worth visiting in 2017, says international news magazine

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STAFF REPORT – A popular news publication has listed St. Lucia among six “top destinations” to visit in 2017. According to an article, penned by Graham Boynton, in Newsweek: “If you’ve got the winter blues, it’s time to start planning where you’ll be heading in the year ahead”. Boynton then ticked off Botswana, Qatar, Switzerland, Bhutan, New Orleans, and St. Lucia. ...

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Sandals announces new 6-Star Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia

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PRESS RELEASE – Promising a level of unprecedented luxury never before seen on the island of Saint Lucia, Sandals Resorts International has announced its plan to add a fourth resort to its award-winning list of properties on the Eastern Caribbean island. The Sandals brand has enjoyed tremendous success in Saint Lucia since 1993 when it made its first foray there and ...

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Opposition MP calls Jazz and Arts Festival scrapping ‘bizarre’

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News about the scrapping of the annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival has come as a surprise to most members of the country’s main opposition party, the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP). Castries South Member of Parliament (MP) Ernest Hilaire has called it “bizarre,” stating that it took Saint Lucia 25 years to build a brand to where it is, ...

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