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Story Map And Smart Tourism Project Launched In Castries

The Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture & Information and the TaiwanICDF launched the Story Map and Smart Tourism Project in Castries on May 14, 2024.
This technological advancement initiative allows visitors to seamlessly navigate their way around the city by scanning QR codes that will provide information on their route.
This allows for visitors to indulge in the history and culture of the destination and contributes to the preservation of Saint Lucia’s, cultural heritage, religious and educational heritage for future generations to learn from.
This tourism initiative is also expected to attract more visitors leading to increase tourism revenue, contributing to the growth and sustainability of the local economy.
In the advanced stages of the project, the QR codes will present video and audio guides of the city’s map.
Saint Lucia is the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourism, Nature, and Honeymoon Destination and such initiatives enhance the visitor’s overall experience.
SOURCE: Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association

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  1. Awesome initiative! You know what’s NOT awesome, that monstrosity halls of justice thing in the middle of tong!

  2. Great idea indeed.. but how many Saint Lucians know the history of Castries? How many people know that the now Derek Walcott Square was first called Place d’arm because it was one place where a guillotine was mounted and royalists were executed during the french revolution of 1789. And how many people know that another guillotine was mounted in Soufrière for that same cause? And I heard rumours that one of these guillotines is still in Saint Lucia but hidden somewhere in Saint Lucia away from the public eyes but not sure of the truth of it… would be very lucrative to display in a museum that instrument of death that has been part of our history whether good or bad….I know people will pay money to come see such a instrument….a unique selling point compared to other Caribbean countries….I really don’t think people know how formidable our history is.. because it’s not taught in schools and what is known or taught is watered down. Tells you a lot about the people leading our nation….they don’t have a clue how to take hold of our legacies and making it work for the nation…some have PhDs, Dr, and Degrees and yet they fail to use that knowledge in a fruitful way…

  3. Totally agree @C-WIZ. Lucians don’t know their own history, nor does the Government respect the island’s rich heritage. People should learn and start to value those things throughout their schooling and see it as an investment in our society. St Lucia doesn’t even have a national museum – shameful! Oh that’s right, we have golf courses, resorts, Carnival… Hopefully the QR Codes in Castries at least can educate some locals.


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