Press Releases

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 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 29th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Untapped Energy Efficiciency Potential in Saint Lucia – A significant source of emission avoidance

Solar Water Heaters (SWH) offer a considerable energy saving potential compared to electrical water heaters. They can help in reducing electricity consumption and subsequently, electricity bills. While some hotels and public facilities (e. g. the Owen King Hospital and the new St. Jude Hospital) already use SWH, many commercial and industrial enterprises as well […]

By |November 29th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Vanesta Clifford: Loving What She Does

Chinese philosopher, Confucius, is famous for coining the popular quote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Despite long hours she has spent on the job for the past two decades, for Vanesta Clifford, of Beausejour, Gros Islet, Confucius’s quote seems appropriate.

Since December 2000, […]

By |November 29th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Plastic Waste FreeIslands Project Launches Reusable Takeout Containers Pilot In Saint Lucia 

Sustainable consumption in Saint Lucia’s foodservice industry takes stride as restaurant Spice of India partners with the Plastic Waste Free Islands (PWFI) Project in a pilot to reduce the use of single-use plastics for its takeaway services. The PWFI Project through the Department of Sustainable Development handed over forty-nine re-useable foodservice containers to the […]

By |November 22nd, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|