Saint Lucia crowned ‘premier honeymoon destination in the Caribbean’

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PRESS RELEASE – Saint Lucia won the “Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destination” award at the 28th World Travel Awards. World Travel Awards President and Founder Graham Cooke presented the award to Tourism Minister Hon. Dr Ernest Hilaire at the current Dubai Expo, in the presence of other senior tourism officials.

Hon. Dr Ernest Hilaire – Minister of Tourism receives award from Graham Cooke, founder and president of World Travel Awards.

The victory marks the island’s eighth consecutive title as “Caribbean flagship honeymoon destination and twelfth overall, with the same title.

Ancillary service providers were also recognized in various categories.
Leading car rental company – Thrifty
Leading Beach Resort – Marigot Bay Resort, Spa & Marina
Reference hotel – Rabot Hotel by Hotel Chocolat
Leading Resort – Sandals Grande St. Lucian
Leading Destination Management Company – Barefoot Vacations
Leading Tour Operator – Spice Travel & Tours
Leading travel agency – Going Places Travel

“Romance continues to be the essence of the Saint Lucia brand, an important niche market for our world-renowned island destination. This award, especially at this time, reflects the resilience and perseverance of our people and the results of the hard work of all of our tourism stakeholders. It really is a prize for the people of Saint Lucia! said the Hon. Dr Ernest Hilaire – Minister of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information of Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia is also a twelve-time winner of the “World Leading Honeymoon Destination” by World Travel Awards.

[L-R]    Lorne Theophilus - President of Citizenship by Investment (CIP), Maria Hunte - Representative of SLTA at Expo Dubai, Donalyn Vittet - Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Hon.  Dr. Ernest Hilaire - Minister of Tourism, Graham Cooke- Founder & President of World Travel Awards & Lyndon Arnold - President of Invest Saint Lucia
[L-R] Lorne Theophilus – President of Citizenship by Investment (CIP), Maria Hunte – Representative of SLTA at Expo Dubai, Donalyn Vittet – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire – Minister of Tourism, Graham Cooke- Founder & President of World Travel Awards & Lyndon Arnold – President of Invest Saint Lucia

The public is encouraged to vote for Saint Lucia as “World’s Best Honeymoon Destination 2021” until October 24. The grand finale, which rewards first-class excellence from travel brands around the world, will take place on November 26, 2021.


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