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NEW SLTA BOSS CONFRONTS TRAVEL & TOURISM PROSPECTS IN A PANDEMIC ERA

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Attorney Thaddeus Antoine takes over as the new Chair of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority [SLTA]. The COVID-19 pandemic and a worldwide surge in delta variant infections has spread uncertainty throughout the global hospitality market. The new SLTA boss enters the fray as international health agencies discourage nonessential travel while Saint Lucian hotels gear up for the winter rush.

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VISITOR ARRIVALS EXCEED EXPECTATIONS DESPITE COVID CHALLENGES

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Tourism officials are touting the latest arrivals numbers for the first three months of the year. According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, the island welcomed more than 32,000 visitors during the month of March alone. The better than expected tourism performance has landed Saint Lucia on the United Nation’s top five best performing destinations.




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FEDEE UNIMPRESSED WITH RENAMING OF COMMUNITY TOURISM BILL

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According to ex-Tourism Minister Sen. Dominic Fedee the full credit should go to the previous United Workers Party Administration for the development of the Community Tourism Bill which was introduced for debate in the House of Assembly on March 8. Sen. Fedee however, took a swipe at his successor – Tourism Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire for renaming the policy which was formally referred to as the Village Tourism project.

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HOTELS CONSIDERING INCREASING PRICES DUE TO UKRAINE CONFLICT

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It could soon get more expensive to vacation in Saint Lucia according to SLHTA executive Sen. Noorani Azeez. The rising cost of imports and the Russia-Ukraine conflict has forced local hotel operators to review operating costs.

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