Fedee hails ‘amazing’ tourism performance

Fedee hails ‘amazing’ tourism performance

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Dominic Fedee has hailed a ‘very amazing’ performance in the tourism industry, where  he says there has been a growth of almost seven percent in the overall arrival numbers.

“This is very, very good – it is led by about four and a half percent on the US market and then 18 percent in the Canadian market which is a very good sign to show a recovery,” Fedee told reporters Monday.

The minister explained that the UK market has shown a ‘small recovery’ for the first time in a few months, recording growth of some 0.5 percent.

Fedee said this was encouraging because previously the market was constantly in decline.

“We are very pleased with the addition of the Royalton hotel – that has certainly added some buoyancy to the numbers and has helped us to recover from the declines last year,” he noted.

Fedee revealed that the cruise sector is performing well despite construction work at Pointe Seraphine to increase berthing.

“We are still in double digit growth in the cruise sector – that is about 11 percent and we are still growing and looking strong,” the minister told reporters.

He asserted that it has been an ‘amazing’ winter.

“The challenge now for us is to make sure we solidify the summer months and see how we can make them a lot more successful,” Fedee said

However the minister recalled having said in the past that tourism is not just about numbers.

He declared that tourism has always been a ‘people business.’

In this regard, he indicated that the current administration is taking steps to ensure that as much as possible, as many Saint Lucians as possible derive benefits from the tourism industry.

Fedee observed that the government is at a very advanced stage in establishing the village tourism project which will allow many locals to participate in tourism at the entrepreneurial level, in addition to having access to traditional jobs in tourism.

He disclosed that the idea is to create business people in the tourism industry.

Fedee said the government is hoping to launch the village tourism project this year.

 

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19 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm Reply

    yo bro u have done nothing. thanks to slp.

  2. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm Reply

    don t take credit for that this government have done nothing since its been in office, come next election come quick.

    1. Anonymous
      August 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm Reply

      pay choo zot toute

  3. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm Reply

    THIS WEEKEND TOURISM PEAK HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU AND UR GOVERNMENT SO CHEIBAY COUR.

  4. A Voter
    August 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply

    Fadee, you have contributed absolutely nothing to this industry. You and your fake government have done nothing other than riding on the coat-tails of the then government. Since you believe you’re so good, perhaps you could return to Guyana and contribute. But we all know the thin line of hate that fumes out of the noses of the Indians in Guyana. Stop lying to the people and go back home.

  5. A Voter
    August 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm Reply

    Smh. Really? You have done nothing or contributed zero. It’s all the SLP hard work. Stop lying you filthy decaying maggot.

  6. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm Reply

    This government hasn’t done nothing for the country but have we Lucians crying because of hard ship in this country. Ok fedee you satisfied with the performance of tourism you haven’t even worked for I’m working in the tourism sector increase on my salary and stop smiling.

  7. Melody
    August 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Demonic Fadeway…go away with your lies

    1. Anonymous
      August 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm Reply

      Wow you all talk way above my head

  8. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm Reply

    Way I see it is they all doin good work,government in good shape

  9. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Yea gas to high though 2.80litre,I have to siphon neighbors gas to get to work

  10. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm Reply

    I talk like fedee does if I had me a driver take me where everywhere,or a mansion like him,it’s easy to talk big,he just talk big,get lots of money for that big talk.

  11. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    August 14, 2017 at 10:58 pm Reply

    Don’t like him.

  12. Fedee hails ‘amazing’ tourism performance – Caribbean Edition
    August 14, 2017 at 11:17 pm Reply

    […] Source: St. Lucia Times Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Dominic Fedee has hailed a ‘very amazing’ performance in the tourism industry, where  he says there has been a growth of almost seven percent in the overall arrival numbers. “This is very, very good –… Link: Fedee hails ‘amazing’ tourism performance […]

  13. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 8:36 am Reply

    So now the tourism numbers are too be trusted ? i remember when in opposition your party claimed that the “great” increases in arrival reported by the then labour government meant nothing. Cause the layman on the street didnt benefit, has the situation change? i think not

  14. Sean
    August 15, 2017 at 8:43 am Reply

    The master of lying with statistics.

  15. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply

    Jealous…..St Luciana….stop the hate…let the man do his job…stop ….your hate is turning into a cancer ….it is eating..AT ST.. LUCIANS …STOP THE HATE. …LEARN THE NEW WORD …LOVE…LOVE…TIME TO LET GO….AND LET THE ISLAND MOVE FORWARD FOR ONCE…

  16. Anonymous
    August 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm Reply

    So true….

  17. Anonymous
    August 29, 2017 at 3:14 pm Reply

    Shut the hell up jack…….you know the rest you mean back ward. Your a…mus be struggling dam fool..Forward for which Once.. Idiot..you did not know what to post..foooooool.bafun

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