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Jetblue now offers new direct service to St Lucia from Boston

4th
Nov
2014

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Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia Tourism
Travel to Saint Lucia

 

Saturday, November 1, marked the introduction of JetBlue’s new direct service from Boston to Saint Lucia, with this new flight operating throughout the winter of 2014/2015. 

“JetBlue began flying to St Lucia from New York in October 2009 offering direct service three times a week from JFK before rapidly moving to daily service from this major US gateway” said the director of tourism Louis Lewis. 

He added, “The flights proved to be so successful that JetBlue was keen to open up a new gateway to Saint Lucia, and in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board identified the Boston market as ideal for travel to Saint Lucia. The Jetblue Boston service will also open up a number of additional gateways to Saint Lucia through the Logan airport in Boston with specific benefits to the Mid-West states”.

The continuation of daily service out of New York and this additional once a week service from Boston is a clear indication of the confidence that the JetBlue team has in the current development path of Saint Lucia’s tourism sector,” added Lewis.

The route will be serviced by JetBlue’s 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, which offers travellers all the amenities for which the airline has become known. Combined with its extremely competitive fares between the USA and St Lucia it is expected to stimulate significantly more visitors for the island during this winter period.

 




Saint Lucia Prime Minister reveals plans to invest $300m in hotel development at Saint Lucia Showcase and 21st Gala Awards

1st
Oct
2014

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Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia Tourism
Travel to Saint Lucia

 

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.’

 




Saint Lucia Tourist Board successfully continues significant growth in Tourism Industry Performance

8th
Sep
2014

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Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia Tourism

 

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board have continued their successful promotion of the island this year as total stay over arrivals (by air and ferry) hit an all-time record high at the end of July 2014.

Visitor arrivals are 7% higher than the same period last year, which equates to a difference of 13,000 arrivals. In addition, the figures recorded for the months of February, March, April and June also displayed the highest number of arrivals in the island’s history, in comparison to these months in previous years.

The expansion is namely fuelled by the US and the UK markets with an increase of 14% and 8%, respectively in the first seven months of the year. Growth was also indicated in the Canadian and European markets, both of which increased by double digit percentages over last year.

The success also extends into the Cruise and Yachting sectors, which recorded a 5% increase in cruise arrivals and a 16% increase in yacht arrivals over the same seven-month time period.

Director of Tourism Louis Lewis attributed the growth in tourism to the strategic marketing efforts targeted at key sectors of the source markets, especially the airlift expansion strategy and the fostering of closer relationships with the travel trade. Looking forward, Lewis said ‘the Saint Lucia Tourist Board is projecting a similar if not better performance throughout the balance of the year, especially considering the increasing airlift in the upcoming winter season.’

 




Saint Lucia receives 6% rise in tourist arrivals over first half of 2014

13th
Aug
2014

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Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia Tourism

 

13th August 2014

According to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, tourist arrivals to Saint Lucia have risen by 6% in the first half of 2014.

In comparison to the same period in 2013, Saint Lucia has witnessed 176,017 stopover arrivals, a 6% improvement.

A strong winter tourist season saw a 6.7% improvement in visitor arrivals over the previous year, and so far the summer season is also proving successful with a 4.3% increase over 2013.

Last year, Saint Lucia broke its tourist arrival record for the second consecutive year. With this new data, 2014 looks promising to break this record again.

 




 

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