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Royal Caribbean, Carnival to Build New Saint Lucia Cruise Port

Royal Caribbean, Carnival to Build New Saint Lucia Cruise Port Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Saint Lucia. The two cruise giants will work together to manage Saint Lucia’s existing cruise pier and terminal in Castries. They will also design, construct and operate a new cruise port on the island. The latter will be …

Saint Lucia tourism just set another record

Saint Lucia tourism just set another record Saint Lucia tourism is surging so far in 2019, and the Eastern Caribbean paradise just set another new record. Saint Lucia reported a total of 36,342 stayover arrivals in August, making it the seventh record-breaking month for the destination in 2019. Double-digit arrival growth was reported in all of Saint Lucia’s primary tourism markets: the United States, …

Saint Lucia Tourism Keeps Setting Records

Saint Lucia Tourism Keeps Setting Records Saint Lucia continues to be one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations, and the Caribbean island keeps breaking its tourism records. July 2019 saw the highest-ever visitor total for any month in the country’s history, according to data from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. July represented a total of 42,773 stay over visitors, which was a 13 percent …

British Airways adding new direct weekly flights to St Lucia

British Airways is adding two new weekly direct flights to Saint Lucia. Following high-level discussions with government and tourism officials, British Airways announced this week the introduction of the new weekly flights. “We are elated with this latest development and the good fortune it spells for our continued efforts at growing visitor arrivals from the UK market,” said Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. “Based on …

Update- St Lucia set to begin major airport transformation

Major airport transformation Saint Lucia will soon begin work on its highly-anticipated transformation of Hewanorra International Airport, according to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Work will begin in the coming weeks, he said at a press briefing this week. This major airport transformation costing $175 million officially broke ground over the winter. The project will be supervised by the Overseas Engineering and Construction Company, which …

Saint Lucia Mulls Second Cruise Port

Saint Lucia Mulls Second Cruise Port Saint Lucia planning to build a second cruise port on the island, according to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The plan for the “southern” cruise port would be near the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort. That would mean “people will be able to get off their chartered flights and go straight onto the cruise ships, within minutes,” Chastanet …

Saint Lucia Tourism Just Set Another Visitor Record

Saint Lucia Tourism Just Set Another Visitor Record Saint Lucia’s tourism industry had another record-setting year in 2018. According to a new report from the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. The destination reported a total of 1,218,294 visitors in 2018, a 10.2 percent increase over 2017. The combined total was buoyed by a 13.6 percent increase in cruise passenger arrivals. The expansion at the Pointe …

New weekly flights from London to St.Lucia

Thomson Airline will be flying a new 288 seater aircraft between London Gatwick and St. Lucia from May to December 2017. This could add over 8,500 additional seats to the island for this corresponding period. St. Lucian Tourism officials are optimistic that this move will have a ripple effect on St. Lucia’s economy.  ‘…This flight took in roughly 300 new passengers, and if we …

Over 1000 NEW Hotel Rooms

Luxury seems to be a common theme running through the five new resorts which are set to add over 850 new hotel rooms to St. Lucia’s hotel inventory in 2017. In October 2016 Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa opened 12 newly built suites. The beachfront and garden view honeymoon butler suites, feature spacious decks with private plunge pools and access to a personal …

Pearl of the Caribbean

No, Johnny Depp will not be the star, nor is it the latest installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise. Instead it is the biggest, and newest resort project in the Caribbean. The Peal of the Caribbean was touched by royalty, when Price Harry turned the soil over on the 2.6 Billion dollar project on the south end of St. Lucia, at Beausejour, …