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Saint Lucia Strides into 2022 with strong stay - over arrivals

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has released its latest stay-over results, revealing March 2022 as the highest arrivals month since the restart of the industry from the Covid-19 Pandemic, in addition to achieving top-five performance status in the Caribbean*.

Stay-over visitors for March 2022 were recorded at 32,110, (up 21% on the forecasted figure), with a total of 80,811 arrivals year to date (from January to March), marking a strong start to the year.

This echoes the latest report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)* which confirmed the Caribbean region as leading the world in the recovery of stopover arrivals. The region’s recovery rate sits at 61.5% compared 2022 to 2019. This is almost double the total global rate of 32.9%...Read More

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.

The Caribbean was well represented, with hotels in the Bahamas (Kamalame Cay at No. 7), St. Lucia (Jade Mountain at No. 78 and Cap Maison at No. 93), Jamaica (Round Hill Hotel and Villas at No. 62 and Tensing Pen at No. 93), and St. Bart's (Hôtel Le Toiny at No. 95) all making the list.

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Rising majestically above Anse Chastanet with views of Petit Piton and Gros Piton mountains, Jade Mountain has 20 unique indoor/outdoor suites with either private whirlpools or infinity pools. The Chocolate Lab offers tastings and classes that celebrate the handcrafted sweets made from locally grown cacao.

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Hiking, kayaking, catamaran sailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and snorkeling are just some of the activities outdoorsy guests can try at Cap Maison. Those seeking a more low-key experience can luxuriate at the blissful spa or spend time at the pool.

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Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism Surpasses 500 Signatories

Madrid, Spain, 22 April 2021 -  The number of signatories to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism has passed the 500-mark, just four months after the landmark initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26, November 2021). Today, and coinciding with International Mother Earth Day, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced that Expedia Group, Booking Holdings and Condé Nast have become the latest signatories, joining stakeholders of all sizes and from every part of the diverse sector.

The signatures of three of the sector’s biggest names underscores tourism’s determination to accelerating climate action at every level and reflects the shared commitment of both big businesses and small stakeholders to work towards a common goal. All signatories of the Glasgow Declaration commit to the decarbonization of tourism operations and to restore and protect ecosystems, helping visitors and host communities experience better balance with nature. “Rebalancing our relationship with nature is critical to regenerating both its ecological health and our personal, social and economic well-being”, the Declaration states. 

Cross-sector commitment

The 538 signatories of the Glasgow Declaration include all types of stakeholders, among them DRV German Travel Association, Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, PATA and Hostelling International; tour operators as EXO Travel, and Europa Mundo Vacaciones; accommodation providers such as The Cayuga Collection; DMOs such as Turismo de Portugal, Turisme de Barcelona, West Sweden Tourist Board, London & Partners, Destination Québec Cité and many more. All adhere to the guiding principle of restoring nature as a “key to our sector’s recovery from the pandemic, as well as its future prosperity...Read More

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New SLHTA Member:

Objective Consulting Ltd

Objective Consulting is led by CEO Pat Phillip-Fairn. Pat draws upon 30 years of experience from roles in strategic planning, communications, advocacy and economic development programmes. Her extensive, results-focused experience in public and private sector organizations drives each Objective Consulting project. Pat has applied proven leadership and project management skills in various industry sectors to produce tangible results, both within organizations and for clients as a consultant. Using the benefits of technology and innovative work practices, she also brings together customized project teams of creative, tech savvy producers specific to the needs of each assignment.


Email Address:  [email protected]

Contact No.: 758- 726 1328

Postal Address:

1 Black Bay High Rd.

Vieux Fort

St Lucia 

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AMR™ Collection, following engagements with the Government of Saint Lucia, has announced that its luxury lifestyle brand, Secrets® will be introduced to Saint Lucia. Secrets® will serve as the second trademarked property of the AMR™ Collection after the recent acquisition of St. James Club Morgan Bay.

In keeping with the brand’s promise, it is anticipated that the existing Choc Bay property will undergo significant renovation to be equipped for operation in 2023 with 342 rooms and suites, offer five gourmet a la carte dining choices, five bars, and lounges, unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits, 24- hour room concierge services, swim-out suites, pool and beach service among other amenities.

“Secrets is renowned for its luxury experiences with over two decades of service. We are confident that the brand will add to the destination’s collection of distinguished luxury experiences. We thank AMR’s investors for believing in Brand Saint Lucia, expanding beyond their Zoetry Marigot Bay property, and for contributing to the economic well-being of hundreds of citizens,” said Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Minister for Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture, and Information.

Saint Lucia is on a steady trajectory to increasing all classifications of room stock, offering experiences for everyone and every budget. The Government, through its investment arm, will continue to seek out sustainable and profitable development opportunities for Saint Lucia.

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Join us at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) and Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conferences taking place May 16-19, 2022 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. As the industry continues down the path to recovery, we are all eager to get back to business, network with colleagues, and reconnect with friends and business partners.

The 2022 events will feature fantastic networking opportunities and an extensive array of nearly 40 sessions and panels led by over 100 hotel and investment industry experts. The back-to-back nature of the events is a great way for the hotel investment community interested in the Caribbean and/or Latin America to conduct business in one easy location...Read More

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The Hotel Sustainability Basics ‘The Basics’ are the globally recognised basic sustainability indicators for hotels. Developed by the industry for the industry they represent the 12 actions which are fundamental to hotel sustainability. WTTC together with its partners in developing this initiative is calling on hotel operators, owners, associations and investors around the world to officially support the Basics and work with hotels across their networks to put them in place over the next three years.

The Basics are designed to offer a starting point for all stakeholders, particularly those who are embarking on their sustainability journey. They also help raise awareness of the minimum level of sustainability expected across the global hotel industry. The criteria have been developed under the auspices of WTTC and through a working group of 11 hotel companies1 , with the support of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. They have been reviewed, debated and reworked following several rounds of industry consultation so that they truly represent the common denominator and most transversal sustainability actions across the industry...Read More