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St Lucia holidays' Minister of Tourism is 'Caribbean Travel Personality of the Year'

  • 09-Dec-09 18:10
  • St Lucia
  • Holiday Industry

This year Senator Chastanet, St Lucia's Minister of Tourism, walked away with the title of 'Caribbean Travel Personality of the Year' at the prestigious 2009 World Travel Awards held in London last month.

St Lucia holidays' Minister of Tourism is 'Caribbean Travel Personality of the Year'
For his continuing efforts in promoting and enhancing St Lucia holidays, the country’s Minister of Tourism, Senator Chastanet won the honour of having been named ‘Caribbean Travel Personality of the Year’ at the prestigious 2009 World Travel Awards in London, England that took place last month in November 2009.
“It’s with great humility that I accept this award on behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia,” said Chastanet, who congratulated his fellow Saint Lucian nationals for their commitment to excellence across the hospitality industry working hard to improve St Lucia holidays.
At the awards, Saint Lucia once again copped the Caribbean’s and World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination designations, while the Caribbean’s Leading Spa Resort went to The Body Holiday LeSport. The Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand and the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company went to Sandals Resorts.
“As a Saint Lucian, I am deeply honoured to witness such a small destination create a big bang on the world stage,” said Saint Lucia’s Director of Tourism Louis Lewis, who acknowledged that the weekend awards were additional stimulus for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board to continue striving to improve in today’s competitive travel and tourism environment.
Senator Chastanet, who is credited with starting the world acclaimed Saint Lucia Jazz festival, was Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Windjammer Landing in Saint Lucia before being appointed the island’s Director of Tourism in the early 1990s.
Not new to receiving appraisal for his endeavours to enhancing the whole product offer of St Lucia holidays, in 2001, Travel Agent magazine named Senator Chastanet “Caribbean Destination Person of the Year,” and in 2003 he returned to his native Saint Lucia to open Coco Resorts in Rodney Bay Village.
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