Saint Lucia Eyes Continued Cruise Growth
By Dana Niland
The month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector.
“We are doing everything possible to ensure that Saint Lucians benefit more from these impressive numbers. A revenue committee has been established at the Tourism Council to yield greater economic penetration for our people.” said Saint Lucia Tourism Minister, Dominic Fedee. “Therefore, the tremendous growth we are experiencing is a great beginning and we are committed to making this count by training our vendors and other stakeholders to focus on revenue.”
As the island moves towards what it’s calling “community-based” tourism strategies, SLTA said it was looking to expand options for cruise passengers in the near future.
That includes eight communities targeted for the development of the destination’s planned Village Tourism program, with the aim of promoting linkages between onshore businesses and other sectors of the economy.