Saint Lucia: CDN Arrivals Grow 17% In AUG, Still Down YTD
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Saint Lucia's record breaking visitor arrivals streak continues.
According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, a total of 36,342 stay-over arrivals was recorded in AUG 2019, marking a 6% increase and the largest number of arrivals ever recorded for that month.
The Canadian market contributed one of the highest increases, at 17%. Year to date, Canadian traffic to Saint Lucia has been trending downwards, with an approximate 5% drop.
Tourism Minister Hon. Dominic Fedee says the Saint Lucia tourism industry is well-poised for a successful winter season.
"This sustained growth trajectory is a clear indication that our carefully crafted and well targeted programs, policies, and signature entertainment events are resonating and are gaining traction with consumers in the region and international marketplace."
"As we commence the 2019 winter season and more and more of those initiatives continue to bear fruit, we have no doubt the robust growth will continue."
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.