Tourism minister discusses investment incentives

Tourism minister discusses investment incentives

The new incentives will ensure that upcoming projects are sustainable.

Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee said recently, that Saint Lucia’s newest multi-million dollar hotel, the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa, has come at the opportune time, as government is in the process of repositioning the tourism sector to create a favorable environment where tourism can thrive.

Government’s new tourism thrust which includes the transitioning of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board to the Tourism Authority, will strengthen public-private sector collaboration in marketing and tourism development.

“[The Royalton comes] at a time when we are taking a careful look at our incentive legislation,” he said. “The next level of incentives will not just intensify investment, but it will ensure that we have very viable and sustainable tourism projects in Saint Lucia.”

Government is also anticipating increased airlift out of Canada as a result of the Royalton-Sunwing Travel Group connection.

Meanwhile, the management of the Royalton has indicated its intention to contribute substantially to advancing Saint Lucia’s agriculture-tourism linkage.

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1 Comment

  1. Anon1
    April 4, 2017 at 9:01 am Reply

    What you need to do is tell your Employers all the incentives which were offered to the Royalton Investors.

    “Meanwhile, the management of the Royalton has indicated its intention to contribute substantially to advancing Saint Lucia’s agriculture-tourism linkage.”

    What are they??? Re. the substantial contribution to advancing our agro-tourism linkage???

    Why you politicians continue to feed us useless articles like the above throwing nice sounding words around which doesn’t inform the people of St Lucia about anything.

    Lucians we need to start asking the important questions and demanding the answers with PROVE.

    If we continue not questioning the people we put in power they will continue taking us for a ride.

    And supposedly doing things in “our best interest.”

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