Saint Lucia tourism authority announces 2022 Global Piton Award winners 

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has honoured the best-selling Saint Lucia travel advisors in the world following the hosting of the 2022 Global Piton Awards for the top-producing Saint Lucia Expert Travel Advisors from the United States, Ireland, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 

 Saint Lucia tourism authority announces 2022 Global Piton Award winners 
 Saint Lucia tourism authority announces 2022 Global Piton Award winners  Photo Credits: Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Facebook Page

Castries, Saint Lucia: The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has honoured the best-selling Saint Lucia travel advisors in the world following the hosting of the 2022 Global Piton Awards for the top-producing Saint Lucia Expert Travel Advisors from the United States, Ireland, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 

From VIP arrival services to custom experiences, including the Luxe Lucian Lime, the Gros-Islet Street Party, and a cocktail reception at the Prime Minister’s official residence, the Advisors celebrated with an immersive weekend from November 10 through 14.

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The weekend culminated with an award ceremony at Sandals Grande Saint Lucian, where the top 35 winners were honoured for their contributions to Saint Lucia’s tourism in a regenerative period. The 2022 Global Piton Awards were bestowed upon travel advisors who booked the most room nights from July 1, 2019, through December 31, 2021 through the Saint Lucia Expert (SLEx) Program created in partnership with Recommend magazine.

15 winners are from the United States, five from Canada, and ten from the United Kingdom and Ireland. For the first time, the Caribbean market joined the global mix honouring 5 Travel Professionals. They all received the exclusive “Mark insignia” of Saint Lucia along with a locally handcrafted trophy.

Trish Hockin of Tropic Breeze received the ‘Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Sales’ for the top-selling Tour Operator in the UK & Ireland. Receiving the ‘Minister of Tourism Award’ for exceptional sales performance in the UK & Ireland is Independent Travel Agent Sheila Sparkes of Holidays please. The pinnacle of sales excellence has been achieved by Nancy Finn of My Island Getaways who was bestowed with the ‘Prime Minister’s Award for Exceptional Sales Performance’ in North America & the Caribbean.

U.S. WINNERS

1 Andrea Williams Exquisite Vacations

2 Nancy Finn My Island Getaways

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3 Lynn Thomas Alpha World Travel

4 Sally Jane Smith TravelSmiths

5 Mark Hennigan Dreamers Travel

6 Kerri Logan Escapes Unlimited AZ

7 Veronica Kastukevich Custom Travel

8 Steve Simmons Honeymoons inc.

9 Scott Jones EZ Travel Pad

10 Kim Goldstein Journeys Travel

11 Christen Perry Classic Travel Connection

12 Linda Dancer Honeymoons inc.

13 Mitch Toren Trip Guy

14 Heather DiPietro Travel Sales Group

15 Jennifer Doncsecz Vip Travel Inc.

CANADIAN WINNERS

1 Sharon Boissonneault House of Travel

2 Lois Barbour Travel Time- TPI

3 Alexandra Maloney Glenny Travel

4 Kim Hartlen Kim Hartlen Travel -TPI

5 Pauline Denise Blacoe Shine Travel

U.K. WINNERS

1 Trish Hockin Tropic Breeze

2 Lindsey Hayes BA Holidays

3 Darren Liddle BA Holidays

4 John Longstaff BA Holidays

5 Lucy Case BA Holidays

6 Sheila Sparkes Holidaysplease

7 Lisa Drake Hays Travel

8 Paul Salisbury Guru Travel Group

9 Gilly Bachelor Not Just Travel

10 Gaynor Davies Chester Travel Connection

CARIBBEAN WINNERS

1 Andy Hill Lazzari & Sampson Ltd – TT

2 Laura Baldeosingh Amral’s Travel Service (2002) Limited -TT

3 Xiamara Weir The Indar Weir Travel Centre – Barbados

4 Stephanie Nosibor AVS VOYAGES – Martinique

5 Martine Clerme Sunny Voyages– Guadeloupe