About slhta

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

St. Lucia Distillers opens three new cellars (SLHTA Newsletter – 21st June 2021)

St. Lucia Distillers is being commended for its continued confidence in Saint Lucia’s economic development through the expansion of its facilities in the Roseau Valley. Over the past 18 months, the premier rum producer in the Eastern Caribbean, under strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, built three new cellars with a capacity of storing 12,000 […]

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

SLHTA Congratulates New SLP Administration

The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association Inc. (SLHTA) extends sincere congratulations to Prime Minister-elect Philip J. Pierre and his soon-to-be sworn-in Cabinet of Ministers on their successful bid to form the new Government of Saint Lucia.

Our organization wishes the new administration the successful implementation of their programmes under its three broad objectives, which […]

Funky Fungi capitalizes on assistance from SLHTA TEF’s Enterprise Development Fund

Ever since becoming the first beneficiary of the SLHTA TEF’s Enterprise Development Fund (EDF) in December 2019, local business Funky Fungi has mushroomed into an even better success story. It turns out that the company’s very existence is also deeply connected to the Fund.

Unveiled at the SLHTA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August 2019, […]

SLHTA Applauds Government’s Adjustments to COVID 19 Protocols

The Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) has described Government’s adjustments to the COVID-19 Prevention and Control regulations some from Friday, June 25, 2021 and others from Thursday 1 st July, as a positive move worthy of praise. On Thursday, June 24, 2021, the Office of the Prime Minister released a statement indicating […]

SLHTA Introduces “Partner with a Family” Programme

(CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Wednesday, June 23, 2021) – With thousands of displaced tourism sector employees still finding it difficult to make ends meet during the COVID- 19 pandemic, the introduction of an innovative new programme seems poised to ease their socio-economic plight.

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), a humanitarian arm of the Saint Lucia […]


Hospitality professionals Heidi Clarke and Noorani Azeez bring expertise to The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) governing board
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SLHTA News May 17th 2021 – OECS Says US Travel Advisory Against Saint Lucia, Other Member States ‘Concerning’

OECS Says US Travel Advisory Against Saint Lucia, Other Member States ‘Concerning’

While we have been able to manage the pandemic in the OECS with case fatality rates and cases per population rates lower than the global average, we continue to be disproportionately affected by the economic fallout of COVID, due to our highly tourism-dependent […]

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

SLHTA Welcomes Amendments to COVID-19 Protocols

(CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Friday 28 th May 2021) – The Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) welcomes the amendments to the COVID-19 protocols announced today, Friday 28 th May 2021, by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.

On Friday, the Government of Saint Lucia approved amendments to the COVID-19 Prevention and Control regulations which will […]

Marijuana Tourism Making an Impact in Caribbean Destinations

These are high times for travelers who equate Caribbean vacations with the opportunity to enjoy marijuana’s pungent aromas and intoxicating impact. Weed decriminalization is advancing across the region, with more islands poised to officially welcome the relaxed atmosphere under which some visitors have enjoyed cannabis use for years.

Earlier this month Grenada legislators announced the country’s […]

By |April 27th, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|

SLHTA Elects New Executive Committee at 56th Annual General Meeting

Following the hosting of its 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually on Friday 9th April 2021, a new Executive Committee has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA).

On Monday 1 st March 2021, nominations were invited for the posts of President, First […]

By |April 27th, 2021|Newsletter|0 Comments|