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The principal tourism private sector agency in St. Lucia, the SLHTA is responsible for facilitating tourism sector development and management in St. Lucia.

Green Fig Resort & Spa announces St. Lucia Art Competition.

In midst of extremely difficult times for all St. Lucians, the country’s newest boutique hotel, Green Fig Resort & Spa in Soufriére, opens its doors to visiting vacationers later this month. The 25 room boutique property, offering jaw- dropping vistas of Petit Piton and Soufriére town and harbor, will be catering to the ecology […]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|

Best Hotels in the Caribbean

We are thrilled to share that JADE MOUNTAIN been rated the No. 3 Best Hotel in the Caribbean, and the No. 1 All-Inclusive in Saint Lucia in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Hotels Awards!

…thanks to its tasty on-site cuisine and varied meal plan options, in addition to its three-walled “sanctuaries,” or rooms, which […]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|


This guidance is intended to assist workplaces to respond in the event of an employee suspected or confirmed case, of COVID-19. In all instances, the contact tracing team of the Department of Health will contact the workplace of the confirmed case to provide the necessary guidance.

Employees should notify their employer if they have been […]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA Remembers Gordon “Butch” Stewart

The Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) joins the rest of the regional and global tourism industry in expressing condolences to the family, friends and relatives of outstanding hospitality pioneer, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, who died in Miami, Florida, on Monday evening, January 4, 2021. He was 79.
Stewart was Founder and Chairman of Sandals […]

By |January 5th, 2021|Blog, News, Newsletter|0 Comments|

Statement by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet on passing of Mr. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart was never an ordinary man. He dreamed big, he thought big, he acted big. He was a visionary, a pioneer and a trailblazer. His son Adam described him as a ‘superhero’ and I concur because what he did for this region as a whole and for the islands in which he […]

By |January 5th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

CHTA President Predicts Rapid Return of Caribbean Tourism

Pablo Torres Salutes ‘Countless Health Heroes’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (December 31, 2020) – Pablo Torres, the president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), predicted the Caribbean will see a return of tourism to the region, “faster than many parts of the world,” thanks to the protocols and partnerships implemented throughout the region […]

By |December 31st, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund Gifts Members Food Vouchers For Festive Season

The SLHTA Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is spreading the Christmas cheer in a big way this season by rewarding its members with much-needed assistance.

Four hundred displaced employees who were severely impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic will be gifted food vouchers by the TEF. These employees will hale from the non-accommodation […]

By |December 28th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Saint Lucia Captures 12th World Leading Honeymoon Destination Award

Saint Lucia’s prominence amongst global destinations within the romance niche continues to be undisputable. The destination was bestowed yet again, the prestigious title of ‘World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’. The virtual announcement of the highly coveted industry accolade was made on November 27 in Moscow, commemorating the observance of the 27th annual World Travel Awards.

Saint Lucia has […]

By |December 9th, 2020|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund Donates $150,000 To ‘Recover Saint Lucia’ Initiative

The SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) signaled its strong support of the recently-launched Recover Saint Lucia initiative by donating $150,000 towards the new organization’s efforts.

A check handover ceremony was held on Thursday, December 3, in the Bay Gardens Hotel Conference Room and was attended by members of the Steering Committee for Recover Saint Lucia, […]

By |December 9th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|


The Government of Saint Lucia following continued and extensive consultation over the past two years with key stakeholders in the tourism industry, will enact a government tax named the “Tourism Levy”.  Revenue collected from this tax is earmarked for  tourism marketing and development. The implementation of this tax follows the introduction of the Tourism Levy Act and amendments to […]

By |November 23rd, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|