Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Saint Lucia Records Best August for Visitor Arrivals Ever

This is the seventh record-breaking month in an eight-month period.


The latest performance report for Saint Lucia is in and the record breaking streak in visitor arrivals to the acclaimed destination continues. According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), the island can now boast that seven out of the eight months thus far have recorded unprecedented growth in visitor arrivals.

An impressive total of 36,342 stay-over arrivals was recorded in August 2019, marking the largest number of arrivals ever recorded for that particular month.  Double-digit Increases were recorded in three main markets – US (13%), UK (12%) and Canada (17%), resulting in an overall increase of 6.4% from the figures recorded in August 2018.

“This sustained growth trajectory is a clear indication that our carefully crafted and well targeted programs, policies, and signature entertainment events are resonating and are gaining traction with consumers in the region and international marketplace,” noted Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee.

Fedee added, “As we commence the 2019 winter season and more and more of those initiatives continue to bear fruit, we have no doubt the robust growth will continue.”

Year to date, two key markets are trending upwards, led by the UK market with an 11% growth in arrivals and the US with 9%.

Canada and France are the only two markets to be trending downwards however, with both markets dropping less than 5% below the figure recorded for the eight-month period last year.


  1. yet still no xxxxng money in the economy.

    a whole of jokers. next time analyze how much they spend in the country , thats a new KPI not visitor arrivals.

  2. Such a beautiful country that is littered with garbage and little respect for the environment. Wake up St Lucians!! Stop littering and disposing of your garbage indiscriminately. Point Seraphine is the first impression tourists experience coming off the cruise ships, and that place is littered with garbage and plastic bottles. You go to Tapion and dump your garbage in the empty lots. Stop littering St Lucians

  3. Knowing the methods used to collect and store data by authorities (farless analyse) I have no confidence in these stats.

    The above report is amaeture, I would expext from a standard four student.

    One of the most vital pieces of data is omitted from this report, AVERAGE SPEND per visitor.

    Yet another example of an INEPT government.

    “They were 2638 more visitors in the month of Aug 19 a xyz % increase for the period of the previous year!”

    Come on people !

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