stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados

spot_img

Hilaire Announces Another Record For Tourism Arrivals

spot_img

Tourism Minister Dr. Ernest Hilaire has announced that tourism arrivals for May reflect another month in which Saint Lucia broke the 2019 record.

Hilaire spoke ahead of Thursday’s Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting, which will announce the May figures.

“It will show the arrival numbers far exceeding what we achieved last year and certainly the best year we have had on record is 2019 and we continue to top 2019,” the Minister told reporters on Tuesday.

He said Thursday’s TAC meeting would also announce projections for the rest of the year.
The Minister explained that Saint Lucia had recorded strong numbers for Carnival.

“It is almost impossible to get a hotel room now or a flight into Saint Lucia, even though we added new flights just for that period. So we are expecting Carnival to be the biggest Carnival that we have had, again topping 2019,” he stated.

PHOTO: File image of Dr. Hilaire speaking with reporters.

 

Any third-party or user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries published on the St. Lucia Times website (https://stluciatimes.com) in no way convey the thoughts, sentiments or intents of St. Lucia Times, the author of any said article or post, the website, or the business. St. Lucia Times is not responsible or liable for, and does not endorse, any comments or replies posted by users and third parties, and especially the content therein and whether it is accurate. St. Lucia Times reserves the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate content posted by third parties on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times (this includes the said user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries) at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you, or any user. For example, we may remove a comment or reply if we believe it violates any part of the St. Lucia Criminal Code, particularly section 313 which pertains to the offence of Libel. Except as required by law, we have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times. All third-parties and users agree that this is a public forum, and we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website. Any posts made and information disclosed by you is at your own risk.

5 COMMENTS

  1. So sad, if only they knew……
    ‘Gimme dollar’ will be the only phrase they hear every.single.day, accompanied by an outstretched hand. Tourist prices triple the local charge, don’t buy off street vendors they can smell the money in your wallet. Best advice, don’t leave the airport, turn round and get on the next plane out, you’re not missing anything. If you’re on a cruise ship, stay on board and drink at the bar, no need to trudge round that dirty, concrete s***thole that is Castries.

  2. While you boast about your tourism figures , government is slowly destroying their our livelihood which is: access to the beach , cost of living, now every property is selling in us dollars, air B and B all over the place.. everything is done in the name of tourism. There’s no agriculture sector.. the poor man really feels it …

  3. I am neither SLP nor UWP – however, if you politicians put the same emphasis in all other areas and initiatives as you do for JAZZ and CARNIVAL – your 238 square miles would be a much better place.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

TRENDING

Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Send this to a friend