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Contact: Titus Preville


Tuesday,  December 1, 2009  In its ongoing efforts to implement the Tourism Strategy and Action Plan the Ministry of Tourism has instituted the Saint Lucia Tourism Industry Council which is to convene its inaugural meeting at the NIC Conference Room on Friday and Saturday, December 04 & 05, 2009 from 8.30 am.  The theme for the meeting is ”Consolidating our Gains and Strategizing for the Future”.



The Government of Saint Lucia proposes the establishment of a Tourism Industry Council charged with the responsibility of recommending workable private sector and public sector actions to improve the islands competitiveness in tourism.



It is proposed that Tourism Industry Council is comprised of representatives from the following entities:


Public Sector


Private Sector

Local Gov’t/Development Foundations

Ministry of Physical Development

Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority

SLHTA Council

Southern Tourism Development Foundation

Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security

Water and Sewerage Authority

National Taxi Assoc

Dennery Development Foundation

Ministry for Social Transformation, Human Services, Family Affairs, Youth and Sports.

St Lucia National Trust

National Vendors Assoc

Soufriere Regional Development Foundation

Ministry for Health & Labor Relations.


Entertainment Industry Rep

Laborie Development Foundation

Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.



Gros Islet Town Council

Ministry for Education and Culture.


Cable & Wireless

Castries City Council

Ministry for Housing, Urban Renewal and Local Government.



Anse La Raye Village Council

Ministry for Communications, Works, Transport and Public Utilities.



Canaries Village Council

Ministry for Trade, Industry and Commerce



Choiseul Village Council

Ministry for Economic Affairs and Economic Planning, National Development and the Public Service.



Micoud Village Council

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism



Babonneau Development Committee




The goal of this entity is to make the tourism industry more competitive in order to drive the ambition of increasing the tourism revenues by 20 % to XCD$1.2 billion by 2010. The Council is tasked with producing tangible industry initiatives and making recommendations to the Minister for both the private and public sectors initiatives.



The Council will follow a strategic approach in order to develop meaningful recommendations. The following are the Council’s objectives:

1.      To provide strategic leadership, establish guiding principles and policies and recommend direction for the functions of research, product development and marketing for the Island’s tourism sector.

2.      Develop position on the following strategic and critical areas:

    1. Business Advisory Services/Investment coordination, standards and strategy Cruise & Yachting Sector development  
    2. Visitor security 
    3. Human resource
    4. Public awareness
    5. Economic linkages
    6. “Village Destinations” Development


2.      To foster better public understanding on the part of individuals, businesses, and government departments of the importance of the tourism industry to the economy;

3.      to ensure that the communities are prepared to host visitors by addressing issues including but not limited to customer service, access, hospitality training, and citizen awareness of Saint Lucia's tourism product; and to be the catalyst among appropriate entities to prioritize, assess, develop, and package tourist attractions that will continue make Saint Lucia  a viable destination.

4.      The Council will provide advice to the Minister who will enact the principles and policies and respond to the recommendations made by the Council and committees.

After the initial meeting the full council will meet once a year at the Tourism Summit,  to ratify recommendations of working committees, which will be formed from the Council, to develop policy recommendations and positions on various issues.  These working committees will meet periodically and rely on secretariat services of the Ministry.



For more information please contact

Leo Titus Preville

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Tourism, 3rd Floor Sir Stanislaus James Administrative Building

Tel: 758 468 4602

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