St Lucia to hold stakeholder consultations to review proposed tourism development act

Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information of St Lucia is scheduled to hold stakeholder consultations to review recommendations for the proposed tourism development act (TAD). 

St Lucia to hold stakeholder consultations to review proposed tourism development act
St Lucia to hold stakeholder consultations to review proposed tourism development act

Castries, St Lucia: Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information of St Lucia is scheduled to hold stakeholder consultations to review recommendations for the proposed tourism development act (TAD). 

Following a series of consultations in March 2022 on the current provisions of the Tourism Incentives Act, Cap 15.30 of 1996, the Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information has scheduled follow-up stakeholder discussions on the proposed legislation needed to facilitate the development of the tourism industry.

Guided by the recommendations made by stakeholders of the sectors of the industry, it is anticipated that the provisions under the new legislation will stimulate growth and provide a range of benefits that will allow for the advancement of these sectors along with the suppliers of the tourism value chain.

The week-long discussions commence Monday 20th June at 9:00 am at the Entrepot Human Resource Development Centre with representatives of the Private Sector and sectors of the tourism industry. Planned discussions with other relevant stakeholders will continue from Tuesday 21st June, 2022, to Friday 24th June 2022 at the Gros Islet Human Resource Development Centre from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

The Ministry of Tourism anticipates that the key outcome of the consultation is to gain consensus on the proposed provisions of the new legislation that is Tourism Development Act (TDA) and its eventual enactment scheduled for July, 2022.

Earlier, South Florida and neighboring regions experienced the Summer ‘Saint Lucia Style’ Roadshow on June 16th. The informative and interactive showcase held at Jungle Island, highlighted our summer offerings which include up to 60% off on accommodations and tours, the return of major events like Saint Lucia Carnival 2022, and news on the destination.

The Florida region, and travelers desirous of connecting, now have more options of flying to Saint Lucia, thanks to a second daily flight with American Airlines from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), Saint Lucia. This second daily service will operate from June, through to August and then resume in the Winter, from December 15th.Touri