CASTRIES – Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Saint Lucia has won the award for the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’ at the 26th annual World Travel Awards (WTA) in Jamaica at the Sandals Montego Bay on January, 28, 2019. Saint Lucia has won this award ten times, with the most recent honour in 2018.
The red-carpet award ceremony celebrates the most prestigious travel professionals and tourism brands in the Caribbean and North America. The World Travel Awards followed with the 37th edition of the Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which is hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) from January 29 – 31, 2019.
“To be continuously recognized as the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’ is truly an honor, it demonstrates Saint Lucia’s commitment to excellence and our unmatched romance product offering. Saint Lucia offers endless experiences and breathtaking pitons with the Caribbean Sea in open air settings; it doesn’t get more romantic than that!” Said Chief Executive Officer at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), Mrs. Tiffany Howard.
In 2018, Saint Lucia was also bestowed the title of ‘World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’. During the said year, Saint Lucia recorded a 5% increase in honeymoon arrivals over 2017.
The island is also making a strong bid for the title of ‘World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’ in 2019.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is positioning the island as a premiere luxury destination, applying further concentration to our niches that continue to drive business internationally.
For more information about the island of Saint Lucia, call 1-800-456-3984, or 1-888 4STLUCIA or visit http://stlucia.org/.
About Saint Lucia
One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes.
Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia is also home to world class cruise and yachting facilities. The island is continually recognized as one of the leading Wedding and honeymoon destinations worldwide.