The results are in and destination Saint Lucia has been adjudged winner of the prestigious title of World's Leading Honeymoon Destination for a record 11th time. The announcement of the highly coveted industry accolade was made on November 28th at the 26th Annual Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards in Oman... Read More
SLHTA meets with Marigot Bay members

SLHTA CEO Noorani Azeez and Board Representative for Small Properties Dean LaForce met with representatives of SLHTA member companies located in Marigot Bay to discuss opportunities for improvement of the business community in the area. Emerging from a previous engagement to discuss issues and challenges facing the small hotel sector, SLHTA representatives assembled to receive an update from law enforcement representatives, vendors and members of the accommodation sector on challenges and opportunities for collaboration. Crime and visitor security were identified as key challenges affecting entrepreneurs as well as sanitation concerns, garbage disposal, impact of rising sea levels, human resources training and development.

The party outlined a plan of action which includes wider stakeholder engagement, community clean up campaigns and the participation of the business community in supporting the work of the SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund.
SLHTA signs MoU with Saint Lucia Hyperbaric Chamber

The Saint Lucia Hyperbaric Society and the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding which appoints Karolin Troubetzkoy and Noorani Azeez to the Board of Directors of the Hyperbaric Society. The move was designed to ensure the sustainable management of Saint Lucia’s only Hyperbaric Chamber, donated to the island by Ms. Barbara Perfect a few years ago. Over the past few years, the Hyperbaric Chamber was used for treating divers, fishers and diabetics suffering from a number of ailments including diabetes related amputations and the bends.

The appointment of the two SLHTA Directors will also ensure a closure partnership between the two organizations, seeking to address their goal of improved healthcare. The Hyperbaric Chamber is housed at the Tapion Hospital and can be accessed after appropriate diagnosis by medical practitioners at the Tapion Hospital.

Over the coming months Troubetzkoy and Azeez have set about an ambitious strategy to engage other partners and financial donors to support the work of the facility, as well as to ensure its benefits are accessible by fishermen, diabetic patients and divers in need. The MoU was signed at Sugar Beach last week Thursday.
...H.R Development...
Grateful for your Help

Good morning Ms. Sutherland,

We are very grateful to SLHTA for ingredient assistance in the execution of the second School Based Assessment SBA.  It will honestly go a long way in assisting our students and alleviate some financial challenges.

Friday 22nd November was the first practical examination. Here are some photos of students and their products. Please share this email with all who made the assistance possible especially Mr. Azeez as it all started with his motivational visit to our school.
Special thanks also to the Ms. Amos of Accounts and the receptionist. I cannot recall her name but she has a wonderful personality. And of course Ms. Sutherland thank you for the back and forth emails and correspondence. Thank you.

Our second day of practicals is all the way December 5. Will be sending more photos by then.

Kind Regards,
Ms. Jn-Marie 
Head of Food and Nutrition Department 
Entrepot Secondary School

Orkin Saint Lucia

SLHTA welcomes Orkin Saint Lucia to our membership. Orkin has emerged as an industry leader in pest control and brings global expertise to our island’s needs in pest control.

If you have questions, we have answers.
Using a proactive approach and proven solutions, Orkin St. Lucia’s experienced pest management professionals will create a pest control program specifically tailored for your business and home. We offer a scientific, customized approach grounded in the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IMP) to control any pests with the least amount of chemicals.

Orkin offers the highest levels of technical support, training and technological advances. The investment in these resources allows us to deliver the best service for our customers, which is truly changing the way people view pest control.

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Learn More:
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758-452-3261 .
Outstanding Team-Member
Ms. Olive Calvin    

Olive joined the Bay Gardens Resorts family on 15 th  June 2009 and currently holds the position of Front Office Agent at Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa.

Ms. Calvin is one of the many outstanding employees who have consistently contributed to the overall success of the company by going above and beyond to exceed our guests’ expectations. She’s very resourceful, professional and always wears a genuine and warm smile. Ms. Calvin takes great pride in executing her duties; ensuring that there is a smooth flow of service. These are some of the attributes for which Ms. Calvin was nominated for, and subsequently won, the Front of House Team Member of the Quarter Award at our recently held 3 rd  Quarter Awards Ceremony.

The SLHTA along with the Management and staff at Bay Gardens Resorts salute Ms. Calvin, a true ambassador for Bay Gardens Resorts.
Marketing Meeting of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority
4th December 2019
The Harbor Club

SLHTA’s Quarterly General Meeting
17 December 2019
The Harbor Club

Caribbean Marketplace
21-23 January 2019
The Bahamas
Marigot Bay Resort & Marina   
World Travel Awards Winner 2019: St Lucia's Leading Beach Resort

Marigot Bay Resort offers some of the most stunning Caribbean scenery you could ever hope to see. So, whether you’re an Instagrammer or a traditional shutterbug, check out these five unbelievably photogenic spots and take a selfie. Or ask one of our friendly resort staff to take a photo for you – we’d love to help make your Marigot Bay Resort getaway special in any way we can.

About the Resort
In the heart of Saint Lucia lies Marigot Bay, arguably the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Lined with exotic palm trees, filled with the deep turquoise Caribbean Sea, and hosting Saint Lucia's premier marina – Marigot Bay is pure paradise. Located in this tropical haven stands the award-winning Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, an authentic, welcoming, five-star resort offering infinity pools, spa facilities and fine dining restaurants.
Are you enthusiastic and goal driven? Do you strive to be the best at what you do? Do you want to work in an environment where you are empowered to make decisions? If so, then Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is an ideal workplace for you.

We invite qualified candidates to apply for the following positions at this exquisite property:
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Chief Steward

A minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role is required for all positions.
  • Spa Therapist

Must be able to do spa treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures.
  • Hair/Salon Therapist
Must be able to manage Caucasian hair.

A minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role is required for all positions.
Email  [email protected]  to submit your application.

We welcome all applications; however only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

Marigot Bay Resort, Spa and Marina is an equal opportunity employer who believes in the growth and success of our employees as well as our business. You can learn more about us at
We welcome applications for all departments at this time in preparation for our busy season.
Fond Doux Plantation & Resort an award winning eco-resort in Soufriere is currently seeking to engage qualified and experienced individuals to join our team in the following positions:

Administrative Assistant
Reservations Clerk

Personnel Specifications
Experience in the Hotel Industry will be an asset
Proven track record of excellence in a similar position
Resourceful and efficient team player
Able to maintain a high standard of honesty and ethical behavior
Organized, committed, detail-oriented and able to function in high stress environments
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Please email your resume to [email protected]
T he SLHTA Tourism Enhancement Fund has been has been a key supporter of the work of the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund. The TEF has pledged over half a million dollars over the next two years towards funding of environmental and conservation projects in the tourism sector. The SLUNCF has not issues a call for proposals for community groups and other agencies interested in implementation of such projects.
...Culinary Corner...
Meeting of National Culinary Team Management Committee

The Management Team of the Saint Lucia National Culinary Team has convened its first preparatory meeting to discuss the way forward on team selection for the Taste of the Caribbean Competition 2020. The Committee Chairman Chef Orlando Satchell met with other members of the Management Team Noorani Azeez, Chef Richardson Skinner and CHTA Hall of Fame Inductee Alva Preville. The Committee discussed the addition of three new persons to serve on the Committee, Fundraising and Training for the team. Preparations are expected to officially commence in January 2020, however the team members have already been hard at work fundraising through catering for a number of VIP functions over the festive season.
We are delighted to invite you to our next webinar  Hotels in SIDS taking Action , that will take place on  Wednesday the 4 th  of December 2019, 13:00-14:00 GMT ( 9am Saint Lucia, 5pm Mauritius).
We will be sharing case studies from both Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in which the Transforming Tourism Value Chains (TTVC) project is being implemented by Travel Foundation, Saint Lucia and Mauritius. This will be a great opportunities for hotels of the two island to connect and share experiences and challenges encountered in their path towards a low carbon and resource efficient accommodation sector.
The  objectives  of the webinar are to:
  • learn more about what actions hotels from other SIDS are implementing towards embedding sustainability in their operations,
  • discuss the challenges faced whilst implementing actions and how to overcome them;
-       provide a platform for the two countries to exchange experiences and concerns in action implementation towards sustainable practices.
Please find  attached the agenda  with further details on the topics and speakers.
Participant registration can be done here  Webinar Registration
Hotels in SIDS Taking Action!
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GMT

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Contact the SLHTA

The following email addresses have been created to encourage members to engage their Representatives on the SLHTA Board of Directors and to contact the SLHTA Secretariat to address their concerns and queries:

Mrs. Karolin Troubetzkoy

Mr John Mathurin
1st Vice President

Ms. Erwin Louisy
2nd Vice President

Mr. Noorani Azeez

Mr. Sanovnik Destang
Immediate Past President

Ms. Yola St. Jour
Finance & Administration Officer/Board Secretary

Mr Ross Stevenson
Representative for High-End Boutique Hotels

Mr. Winston Anderson
Representative for Large Hotels

Mrs Perle Flavien
Representative for Luxury Villas and Vacation Rental

Mr Dean La Force
Representative for Small Properties (Small Hotels, Inns, Bed and Breakfast Establishments and Guesthouses

Mr. Corey Devaux
Representative for Ground Transportation, Cruise Sub-Sectors, Tour Service Providers and Duty-Free Shops

Mrs. Zilta Leslie
Representative for Utility Companies, Statutory

Mr. Kirk Elliott
Representative at large for Banks, Professionals, Educational/Training Institutions & Other Allied Members

Mr. Orlando Satchell
Representative for Food and Beverage Suppliers and Independent Restaurants

Mr. Sean Devaux
Representative for Maritime and Yachting

Mrs Beverly Nicholson-Doty 
Chief Executive Officer – Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

Mr. Gasper George
Business Development Manager - SLASPA

Wendel George, Noorani Azeez
Newsletter email address for anything pertaining to the SLHTA newsletter

Noorani Azeez
Marketing email address, to be used for all marketing related enquiries