Press Releases

SLHTA Presidents Earth Day Message

As billions of people across the globe prepare to observe this year’s Earth Day under the theme, “Invest in our Planet”, the Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association (SLHTA) reiterates its commitment to preserving our planet. 

Especially on Earth Day, we are reminded of the importance of protecting our planet – whether in the workplace, […]

By |April 22nd, 2022|Press Releases|0 Comments|

I Am Lucian Webinar Series Launches

Award winning Saint Lucia Photographer and Sustainable Tourism Evangelist Kirk Elliott has launched this webinar series to coincide with Saint Lucia’s 43rd Anniversary of Independence. The webinars will explore: What does it REALLY mean to be Saint Lucian?  What sets us apart and distinguishes us from every other nation on earth?  How can we […]

By |February 14th, 2022|Press Releases|0 Comments|

EXPO Dubai 2020 Opportunity

Dear Partners,

As you will all be aware, Saint Lucia has been exhibiting at Expo Dubai since last October, and it has been an excellent opportunity to showcase Saint Lucia to the world. The Expo has attracted an international audience of 11.6 million as of 31st January 2022, as well as the local audience in Dubai. As […]

By |February 7th, 2022|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Saint Lucia gears up to welcome an increase in visitor arrivals from Trinidad

Tourism between Saint Lucia and Trinidad is back with the  destination gearing up to receive even more visitors, with additional travel options.  

British Airways, tour operators and brand Saint Lucia are enthusiastic about the resumption of  service between Saint Lucia (UVF) and Port of Spain (POS). The service currently operates a  winter schedule on Mondays, […]

By |January 31st, 2022|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA Mourns Late Tourism Stalwart Jean Holder

(CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Friday, January 28, 2022) – The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) continues to express condolences on the passing of Caribbean tourism stalwart and distinguished diplomat, Dr. Jean Holder.

Dr. Holder died on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at age 85, while being treated for an illness in hospital.
Best known for […]

By |January 31st, 2022|Press Releases|0 Comments|

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|