Press Releases

Saint Lucia ends 40th Year of Independence with over 400k Stay-over Arrivals

latest figures indicate that Saint Lucia has surpassed all previous records set with regards to stay-over arrivals. For the period January to December 2019, Saint Lucia recorded 423,736 stay-over visitors; the highest in the island’s history.

This year marked the first time that the destination broke the 400,000 mark in stay-over arrivals in a […]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA’s Presidents’ Message 2020

Dear SLHTA Members,
On behalf of our board of directors and the SLHTA Secretariat, we wish our members a successful and joyful 2020.

The SLHTA enters 2020 well prepared with a new 3-year strategic plan and an exciting and engaging outline of planned 2020 events and activities.

Our focus will be on more personal engagement with our […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA comments on the Tourist Accommodation Fee

The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) continues discussion with the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Finance with regard to the logistics of the implementation of a new head tax regime, referred to as a tourist accommodation fee.

As a recent press release from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) stated, such a […]

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

SLHTA President’s New Years Message 2020

The SLHTA enters 2020 well prepared with a new 3-year strategic plan and an exciting and engaging outline of planned 2020 events and activities.

Our focus will be on more personal engagement with our members throughout the year, not only in our quarterly general meetings but also with a variety of social mixers, committee, sector […]

By |January 7th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Human Resource Development – UK Accredited HACCP Certification by Springboard

This two and a half-days UK Accredited HACCP Certification Workshop is designed to certify EHOs, Supervisors and Managers in hotel F&B Departments, Food Purchasing and Stores Departments, Food Manufacturing, Food Wholesale and Distribution companies. This workshop is accredited and certificated by the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health).
As identified by the USA FDA, HACCP […]

By |November 25th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Marigot Bay Resort & Marina has appointed Daniel Echasseriau as Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operation

Marigot Bay Resort and Marina on the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, has appointed Daniel Echasseriau as Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operation at the stunning property.

Mr Echasseriau, who comes to Saint Lucia from St Peter’s Bay Resort & Residences and Port Ferdinand Marina & Residences in Barbados, brings over 26 […]

By |November 4th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA FACILITATES CRIME & SECURITY TRAINING FROM INTERNATIONAL TOURISM SECURITY EXPERT

The Saint Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association’s Tourism Enhancement Fund successfully facilitated a workshop on tourism safety and security for over 200 persons last week. The one day workshop led by international safety and security expert, Dr Peter Tarlow, was attended by a large cross section of hospitality and security professionals. Held from October […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA welcomes first Goodwill Ambassador back home

The air was fueled with an anticipation of enthusiasm as we awaited our Star, St. Lucia’s high Jumper Levern Spencer who arrived on Delta Airlines on the afternoon of Monday October 21st 2019, fresh from her Pan American Games where she won gold. She walked into the VIP Lounge at the Hewanorra International airport […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SLHTA supports Community Powered Development in Fond Gens

The Fond Gens Libre Development Committee (FGLDC) in conjunction with the SLHTA recently conducted a Tour Guides Skills and Training Assessment of a cadre of community based tour guides for a new visitor experience the community of Fond Gens Libre is introducing this winter. Sitting at the base of Gros Piton, Fond Gens Libre is […]

By |October 28th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments|

SAINT LUCIAN HOSPITALITY WORKERS THE PILLARS OF THE LOCAL INDUSTRY’S INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADES

SEVEN SAINT LUCIAN RESORTS TOP THE 2019 CONDE NAST TRAVELER READER’S CHOICE AWARDS
SAINT LUCIA (October 8, 2019) – The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) joins with the entire Saint Lucian tourism industry in celebrating the destination’s successes during this 2019 travel award season. Saint Lucian resorts are once again amongst the very […]

By |October 8th, 2019|Press Releases|0 Comments|