Tourism Security expert, Doctor Peter Tarlow, is currently conducting a tourism safety and security survey here on behalf of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), the association has disclosed.
In its newsletter ‘Tourism Matters’, the SLHTA said that the survey will outline shortcomings and strengthen measures in Saint Lucia’s tourism and security framework.
According to the publication, Tarlow and the SLHTA’s Security Liaison Officer Anthony Martial met with hotel heads of security to discuss the ‘dire need’ for training within the sector.
It stated that after ‘thorough dialogue’, some of the key areas highlighted for training included the training of managers in tourism safety and security; the creation of security plans for hotels; handling cases of sexual harassment and customer service training for security personnel.
“It was also noted that there is need for fast tracking the cases of crimes against visitors,” Tourism Matters reported.
Doctor Tarlow also met with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee and top officials of the SLHTA.