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St. Lucia Tourism and Travel News-Summerlicious Dining in St. Lucia

Travel To St. Lucia for Summerlicious!

If you’re a foodie then you will love the new “Summerlicious” dining program announced by the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA). Allow your taste buds to be delighted by this culinary event that showcases meals from numerous restaurants throughout St. Lucia. The Summerlicious dining event will run from July 1st to September 30th. [...]

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St. Lucia Tourism and Travel News-Soufriere to Host Health and Wellness Retreat

Travel to St. Lucia

A new health and wellness retreat will be hosted in the town of Soufriere in St. Lucia. The recent demand for vacations that promote health and wellness experiences prompted the creation of the retreat. The first health and wellness retreat will be hosted in the town of Soufriere from November 17th to 20th, 2011. The [...]

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St. Lucia Tourism and Travel News-St. Lucia to implement VAT in 2012

Starting in April 2012 St. Lucians will be paying Value Added Tax (VAT). Prime Minister Stephenson King and the leader of the main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Dr. Kenny Anthony have announced plans to introduce VAT at the start of the 2012/13 financial year. At this time the amount of the VAT has [...]

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St. Lucia Tourism and Travel News-New Tax When Flying From St. Lucia

American Eagle Flights to St. Lucia

Get ready to pay more to travel to St. Lucia.  On May 1, 2011 the St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) introduced a $35 US Airport Development Charge, which is being collected by all airlines. The tax was approved as part of the process to upgrade the Hewanorra International Airport. The new tax [...]

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St. Lucia Tourism and Travel News-New Tourist Board Hotline

View from the top of Fort Rodney

A new information hotline has been opened by the St. Lucia Tourist Board. The toll free hotline was created to assist visitors, travel agents and anyone else interested in finding out information about St. Lucia. There are six customer service representatives available to answer calls Monday thru Friday from 8AM to 9PM Eastern time and [...]

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St. Lucia Tourism and Travel News-US Embassy to Barbados hosts Facebook Discussion

US Embassy

On Facebook, Tuesday April 19th the US Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will launch a live discussion with two consular officers regarding visas and American citizen services. The live Q&A is from 2:30 to 3:30. The two discussion threads are titled: American Citizens Services Q&A and Visas Q&A. The consular officers will check [...]

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St. Lucia Tourism and Travel News-Plane Crash at Vigie Airport

Vigie Plane Crash

Shortly before 11 Am on Wednesday April 13th a small plane ran off the runway at Vigie Airport in St. Lucia. The plane was en route to St. Lucia from Barbados when the pilot realized that the landing gear was faulty. Fortunately the pilot was able to land the plane unharmed. Since the crash questions have now [...]

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St. Lucia Tourism and Travel News-American Eagle Increases Service to St. Lucia

American Eagle Flights to St. Lucia

American Eagle has started a second daily service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) and St. Lucia’s George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU).  The first flight leaves San Juan at 11:50 a.m. and arrives in St. Lucia at 1:40 p.m. and then leaves St. Lucia at 2:30 p.m. to arrive back in San Juan at [...]

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