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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.

SAINT LUCIA CAPTURES NUMEROUS ACCOLADES AT 27TH ANNUAL WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

Fresh off the heels of the announcement naming Saint Lucia as the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2019, the inspirational Caribbean Island has done it yet again, this time capturing the title of Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2020, at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA) that took place on January 20, 2020 in Nassau, […]

By |January 24th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Saint Lucia ends 40th Year of Independence with over 400k Stay-over Arrivals

latest figures indicate that Saint Lucia has surpassed all previous records set with regards to stay-over arrivals. For the period January to December 2019, Saint Lucia recorded 423,736 stay-over visitors; the highest in the island’s history.

This year marked the first time that the destination broke the 400,000 mark in stay-over arrivals in a […]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA’s Presidents’ Message 2020

Dear SLHTA Members,
On behalf of our board of directors and the SLHTA Secretariat, we wish our members a successful and joyful 2020.

The SLHTA enters 2020 well prepared with a new 3-year strategic plan and an exciting and engaging outline of planned 2020 events and activities.

Our focus will be on more personal engagement with our […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA Tourism Matters Newsletter (16th January 2020)

SLHTA Changes Vision and Mission Statements
The SLHTA began with an idea to bring together the players of an industry that was then viewed as crucial to this country’s future. Since 1964 that idea and this organization has grown tremendously and the evolution of the SLHTA stands today as a testament of that commitment.

Moving forward, […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA Tourism Matters Newsletter (24th December 2019)

AA Non-Stop Flight from Chicago
On December 21st 2019, Saint Lucia welcomed an inaugural nonstop American Airlines flight from Chicago, with festive celebrations in each destination to commemorate the occasion.

To honor the departure of the first flight, Minister of Tourism Honorable Dominic Fedee greeted passengers at the gate in Chicago before takeoff. The atmosphere was […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA Tourism Matters Newsletter (16th December 2019)

SLHTA Tax Committee Analyses Impact of Head Tax
The SLHTA’s Head Tax Committee convened an emergency meeting to discuss feedback from the Ministry of Finance that the proposed Head Tax which it has been negotiating with the Government for almost two years now, is set to be implemented in April 2020. A Cabinet decision outlining […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA Tourism Matters Newsletter (9th December 2019)

SLHTA’s Quaterly General Meeting
On Tuesday December 17th, 2019 the Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) will be hosting its Quarterly General Meeting (QGM) under the theme “Creating Connections; Building Linkages”.  This theme was deemed best suited as the Association has continued to focus on the importance of linkages within the Agriculture, Arts & Craft, Manufacturing and Small Business Enterprises Sectors. In addition, […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Newsletter|0 Comments|

COMPETE CARIBBEAN – Call for Clusters CBT and Agritourism

Grand Funding Available for Tourism Cluster Proposals

AWARDS: USD100,000 TO USD400,000 IN
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS.
Call for tourism or agri-tourism clusters to increase spending on community-based experiences and sustainable food chains, with $400,000 in awards for grant funding.

The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization is providing up to $400k in technical assistance […]

By |January 17th, 2020|CHTA-CTO News|0 Comments|

SLHTA comments on the Tourist Accommodation Fee

The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) continues discussion with the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Finance with regard to the logistics of the implementation of a new head tax regime, referred to as a tourist accommodation fee.

As a recent press release from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) stated, such a […]

By |January 13th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA President’s New Years Message 2020

The SLHTA enters 2020 well prepared with a new 3-year strategic plan and an exciting and engaging outline of planned 2020 events and activities.

Our focus will be on more personal engagement with our members throughout the year, not only in our quarterly general meetings but also with a variety of social mixers, committee, sector […]

By |January 7th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|