Press Releases

Statement by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet on passing of Mr. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart was never an ordinary man. He dreamed big, he thought big, he acted big. He was a visionary, a pioneer and a trailblazer. His son Adam described him as a ‘superhero’ and I concur because what he did for this region as a whole and for the islands in which he […]

By |January 5th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund Gifts Members Food Vouchers For Festive Season

The SLHTA Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is spreading the Christmas cheer in a big way this season by rewarding its members with much-needed assistance.

Four hundred displaced employees who were severely impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic will be gifted food vouchers by the TEF. These employees will hale from the non-accommodation […]

By |December 28th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund Donates $150,000 To ‘Recover Saint Lucia’ Initiative

The SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) signaled its strong support of the recently-launched Recover Saint Lucia initiative by donating $150,000 towards the new organization’s efforts.

A check handover ceremony was held on Thursday, December 3, in the Bay Gardens Hotel Conference Room and was attended by members of the Steering Committee for Recover Saint Lucia, […]

By |December 9th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|


The Government of Saint Lucia following continued and extensive consultation over the past two years with key stakeholders in the tourism industry, will enact a government tax named the “Tourism Levy”.  Revenue collected from this tax is earmarked for  tourism marketing and development. The implementation of this tax follows the introduction of the Tourism Levy Act and amendments to […]

By |November 23rd, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

New Normal, New Opportunities, Young Entrepreneurs Turning the Trials of the Pandemic into Tremendous Possibilities

It is said that necessity is the father of invention. Often times when our backs are up against the wall, we are our most creative selves. There is little doubt that COVID-19 has pinned us against the odds in more ways than one, and therefore innovation has been the only way for anyone to […]

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

Winner of the 2020 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards- Saint Lucia’s Luxury Resort of the Year, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

Congratulations Fond Doux Plantation & Resort 

Winner of the 2020 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards- Saint Lucia’s Luxury Resort of the Year, 2020 and 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award 

Saint Lucia’s renowned eco luxury boutique resort, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort has been rewarded as Saint Lucia’s Luxury Resort of the year 2020 at Global […]

By |August 10th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

The Cultural Development Foundation and Saint Lucia Mourns the passing of an illustrious Music Icon

On Thursday May 21st, 2020 the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) learned that Denise Joyce Auguste had passed away at her home in Marchand. The Foundation, together with the Arts and Culture fraternity are profoundly saddened by her passing. Saint Lucia has lost a true Gem, Music Icon and selfless daughter of the soil. A […]

SLHTA President Labour Day Message

Dear SLHTA Members,

This Labor Day will stand out in our memory like none ever before.

Known predominantly as a labor union celebration of the economic and social significance of workers, this May Day – at the height of the COVID-19 crisis – makes us look at the contributions of workers in new and striking ways.

Across […]

International Women’s Day Message from SLHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy

Dear SLHTA Members,

On Sunday, March 8, the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) will join the World in celebrating International Women’s Day and honoring the achievements of women through the ages and across the globe. We will also use the occasion to continue to advocate for gender parity and women’s rights here in […]

Bay Gardens Resort Wins 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award

The award-winning Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa has captured a 2020 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award, adding another accolade to its growing collection.

Winners of the prestigious awards exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service, and quality when interacting with the millions of consumers who turn to WeddingWire to help ease their wedding planning process each month.

The […]