Saint Lucia has been named the 2018 World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has announced.
The SLTA said that this country was bestowed the honour at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2018 programme in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday.
Chairman of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, Nicholas John, received the award on Saint Lucia’s behalf, according to an SLTA release.
Saint Lucia was nominated among honeymoon destinations like Colombia; Jamaica; Paris, France; Maui; Miami Beach, Florida, USA and Hawaii.
“This is the island’s tenth World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination Award, but only its first title since 2010.No other destination has won the coveted title as many times – Saint Lucia’s closest rival is Mauritius, which has won four times,” the SLTA noted.
Acting CEO of the SLTA, Tiffany Howard, was quoted as saying that the award puts Saint Lucia in a class of its own in the area of Honeymoons and Romance.
“To be named amongst the most amazing destinations in the world is a huge honour, but topping them all to win this title is a very gratifying achievement,” she declared.
To commemorate the award, the SLTA unveiled a massive billboard outside the Hewanorra International Airport on Sunday, announcing its most recent title and highlighting some aspects of the island that won its acclaim as the Leading Honeymoon Destination.