Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Fedee celebrates historic tourism figures recorded in 2019

Saint Lucia Tourism Minister, Dominic Fedee

Saint Lucia Tourism Minister, Dominic Fedee

Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee has dubbed 2019 a most exceptional year for Saint Lucia, specifically its tourism sector.

“We have broken a record! For the first time in the history of recording tourism statistics in our country we have recorded over 422,000 stayover arrivals,” Fedee touted to reporters Friday.

Fedee applauded the efforts of industry workers for achieving such a feat.

According to him, a cohesive effort from tourism workers has continued to ensure the island's position as a leading tourism destination is maintained.

“This came in at a 7.1% growth so far, that is a very solid growth rate we’ve seen and we are very pleased to see the trajectory for tourism continues to be quite high and continues to be quite powerful,” Fedee declared.

Saint Lucia recently won its eleventh title as the Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination.

“The island was also declared the world-leading honey mood destination in 2019 and was also among the top ten fastest-growing Caribbean destinations in the region makes for quite an extraordinary year,” Fedee said.

“I am full of praise and gratitude and admiration for the work that all thousands of tourism workers, whether they are vendors, whether they are in the arcade or hotel employees, people who are taxi drivers, immigration officers, it is with profound thanks and congratulations I make this announcement and dedicate this success to all of you,” he asserted.

The figures were made available by the Saint Lucia Tourism  Association (SLTA).

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