Press Releases

TEF launches Eileen Paul Scholarship Fund

The SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Eileen Paul Scholarship Fund on Monday 11 th October 2021. Named after their longest serving employee, the Eileen Paul Scholarship Fund will seek to bestow a grant to ten (10) Form 1 secondary school students of hospitality workers, for a […]

By |October 12th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Anse Chastanet has won 5 Scuba Diving Reader’s Choice Awards!

Anse Chastanet is one of the Caribbean’s best dive resorts according to readers of Scuba Diving Magazine.

In the 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards the resort netted 5 awards. The Soufrière-based property received #1 Best Quality Resort in the Caribbean and #1 Best Quality Restaurant in the Caribbean. Readers of the magazine rated their top picks […]

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

SLHTA forges new partnerships to protect and preserve Saint Lucia’s natural resources and eco-systems

As the SLHTA continues to celebrate the theme for World Tourism Day 2021 “Tourism for Inclusive Growth” the organization acknowledges new partnerships with key experts which will foster sustainable tourism practices within the industry and benefit communities island wide.

The organization has joined forces with Wayaj, a sustainable travel platform to bring more awareness to its sustainable-tourism minded […]

By |September 28th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA President’s World Tourism Day Message

In almost every society across the globe, there continues to be a clarion call for inclusive growth. By definition, inclusive growth is economic growth that is distributed fairly across society and creates opportunities for all. This fundamental principle, many argue, should be the pillar on which any decent society is built.

For many people, inclusive growth leads to […]

By |September 27th, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments|


Travel + Leisure has announced that BodyHoliday, St. Lucia, has once again been recognised by their ‘World’s Best Awards’ and has been named #3 ‘Top International Destination Spa’.

Published this week and voted for by the top US magazine’s readers, the rules have allowed readers to reflect on their travel experiences over a three-year period. […]

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


The Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association is looking forward to an exciting 2021 winter season as countries around the world gradually reopen their borders and lift covid-19 restrictions. There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic halted the travel industry last year but this year, SLHTA is projecting that visitor arrivals will increase […]

By |August 20th, 2021|Press Releases|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 […]