St Lucia Kicks Tourism Recovery into High Gear
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has released its latest figures as it kicks off the season for winter sun holidays.
Visitor arrivals continue to rise as the destination works to restore tourism following the Covid-19 pandemic, with a 25 per cent increase on 2020 year to date.
An impressive total of 20,393 stay-over arrivals was recorded in October, up 61 per cent on 2020.
October was also the most successful month for UK visitors in 2021 so far, with just under 6,000 arrivals, back in line with the seasonal average.
The US has seen a double-digit growth this year resulting in an overall increase of 56 per cent on the figures recorded year-to-date from 2020.
From November 1st, British Airways returns to daily flights, with three of those weekly flights out of London Heathrow from November 16th and from December 18th, Virgin Atlantic returns with three flights a week from London Heathrow.
The UK travel trade is reporting that forward bookings to Saint Lucia remain positive for the rest of 2021 and into 2022.