Press Release:- The Government of Saint Lucia has announced several planned projects.
These projects include a nationwide road rehabilitation project, new properties to be constructed, the Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project, and a Village Tourism initiative.
Minister for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries, Hon. Dominic Fedee, recently highlighted the Village Tourism initiative. The initiative will allow for a different type of experience—one where visitors can immerse themselves in everything local.
An official launch will be held once legislation has been passed. The project will initially encompass eight villages including Gros Islet, Anse La Raye, and Soufriere.
Under the project, each village will have its own theme, such as Wellness, Arts and Crafts, and Local Traditions.
With the help of low-interest financing supported by the government, property owners in each village will be encouraged to upgrade their homes and properties to make them suitable as accommodations for visitors.
All owners will be licensed and will undergo training to ensure that the accommodations and services are comparable to those offered at the island’s existing hotel resorts.