Saint Lucia Prime Minister reveals plans to invest $300m in hotel development at Saint Lucia Showcase and 21st Gala Awards
The fourth edition of the Saint Lucia UK Showcase and the 21st Gala Awards took place at the Luton Hoo Hotel in Bedfordshire, inviting guest of honour Dr Kenny D Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia.
The events served as an opportunity for members of the UK travel trade to solidify long-standing relationships, as well as foster new ones. Dr Anthony addressed key issues in the tourism sector, revealing exciting plans to invest $300m in hotel development. Mentioning the Six Senses Residences Freedom Bay Resort, he said, ‘As well as new hotels in the pipeline such as Freedom Bay in 2016, many hotels will expand and upgrade facilities so that we can improve our product offering.’ Plans for the airport in the South are also still intact, including updating its arrivals and departure services. In acknowledgment and thanks to the audience, Dr Anthony added, ‘you believe in the Saint Lucia product…without that confidence, we would not be where we are today with growth in UK arrivals year-on-year.’