From hot new hotel openings to innovative destination experiences, here’s round two of the latest news and updates from Caribbean tourism officials. Get the scoop from St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Nevis, Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands.
It’s clear that Canadian travellers love St. Lucia. In fact, due to such strong demand, Air Canada’s nonstop service to St. Lucia debuted on Oct. 9 — earlier than it was initially scheduled.
“We are proud to announce the return of Air Canada,” says Lorine Charles-St. Jules, the CEO of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. “Initially we were told it would be November but because of the demand for the destination, we now have three weekly flights.”
Service will ramp up to five flights per week on Dec. 12, increasing to six flights a week on Dec. 19. Additionally, WestJet takes off this month with a weekly Toronto flight, moving up to twice weekly Nov. 17, and Sunwing is set to launch weekly service Nov. 5.
“We are seeing some growth [with the Canadian market],” she says. “As a matter of fact, in July, we had the highest number of arrivals from Canada since the pandemic.”
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