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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.

New Year Message from President of the SLHTA, Paul Collymore

Fellow Hospitality and Tourism colleagues,

Best wishes for a productive and profitable 2022. Approximately two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our fair Helene continues to reel from its socio-economic, emotional and psychological shocks. We are not alone. Globally, first world countries, with resources far exceeding our collective regional budgets are also struggling to […]

By |January 18th, 2022|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Hard Work’s Paying Off For Verna Wilson

Working in the tourism industry is no walk in the park. It demands hard work, dedication, passion, and the ability to work as a team. But while the hours are long and the tasks demanding, there’s always the priceless satisfaction that one gets when the feedback from clients is positive. More than that, the […]

By |December 20th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA Donates $25,000 in Food Vouchers to Five Organizations

(CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Monday, December 20, 2021) – Staying true to its mandate of ensuring that more Saint Lucians benefit from the gains in the local tourism sector, the SLHTA Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) donated $25,000 in food vouchers to five organizations last Wednesday. 

The five recipients of $5,000 worth of food vouchers each […]

By |December 20th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA Where Are They Now Feature – How Lucia Poleon Found Her Dream Job 

Finding your dream job can sometimes lead you in many directions. Such is the case of Lucia Poleon, who says she wouldn’t trade her current job for anything. Poleon’s love for her current job is surprising, especially when you consider her initial plan to not seek employment in the tourism sector. 

“I never wanted to […]

By |December 14th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|


A new integrated marketing campaign will inspire the local population to rediscover Saint Lucia by booking a staycation. Whether taking a romantic vacation, a family adventure, a celebration with friends or just looking to explore all that our island has to offer. There are perfect staycation accommodation options all over the island.

Chairman of the […]

By |December 6th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Where are they Now Feature – Krishna Joseph: From Intern To First Mate

It might surprise you, but many of the 15,000 team members currently employed directly in the tourism industry in Saint Lucia began their journey via internships. By definition, an internship is a professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student’s field of study or career interest. An internship gives a student […]

By |December 6th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA Newsletter (29th November 2021) – SLHTA Wishes Tyler Theophane Success at Miss World 2021

The Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) expresses best wishes to Tyler Theophane (Miss Saint Lucia World 2021) as she represents the island in the 70th Miss World competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on December 16.
Miss World 2021 will be held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot – the […]

By |November 30th, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA Newsletter (22nd November 2021) – SLHTA Salutes Retired High Jumper Levern Spencer

Former Saint Lucian high jump star, Levern Spencer, has come in for high praise from the Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) following her recent announcement that she has quit competitive sports after 23 consecutive years.

In an October 31, 2021, statement, Spencer said: “It was a challenging journey laced with lots of literal […]

By |November 30th, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA Newsletter (15th November 2021) – Tourism Delegation Completes Successful Inaugural visit to the UK

As restrictions on travel within the United Kingdom continue to ease, Minister for Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture, and Information – Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire took the opportunity to visit the UK and host tourism industry discussions for 2022.

 Attending World Travel Market London, from November 1-3, 2021, one of the most important events on […]

By |November 30th, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA Newsletter (8th November 2021) – Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Welcomes Return of West Jet Flight

Westjet resumed service to Destination Saint Lucia on Sunday after a 20 month hiatus. The SLTA welcomed the service in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, SLASPA, the SLHTA, and the Iam Jet Centre.

Starting on November 7th, the service will operate once-a-week, every Sunday, until January 2022, then will increase frequency to (2) weekly […]

By |November 30th, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|