No more harassment for Saint Lucia cruise tourism visitors

Published on : Friday, October 11, 2019

The tourism stakeholders of Saint Lucia are not concealing challenges, however with the assistance of Dr. Peter Tarlow from SaferTourism they are discussing on the issues as well as rectifying them. At the end of this month, consultant Dr. Peter Tarlow will be in Saint Lucia to work with officials on many fronts.


Visitor harassment is a crucial subject for the Saint Lucia Ministry of Tourism. How to handle this issue has become a major priority for some time with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health along with the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC).  They have all have joined together to manage the issue which could negatively impact on the tourism product of the island.


Harassment by unauthorized taxi operators was discussed when Saint Lucia tourism stakeholders met face-to-face. Saint Lucia will not allow obstructions that have a chance to hold back the smooth flow of the progress. At a recent meeting, it was disclosed by the sstakeholders that the Saint Lucia Ministry of Tourism had been able to control visitor harassment by unauthorized taxi drivers.


Still, a major headache with the Ministry of Tourism is that of the harassment of visitors by vagrants. It was advised at a recent meeting that to handle the vagrant’s harassment problem, meetings needed to be arranged with the relevant authorities.


A number of solutions have been put into practice by now. The cruise tourism group said some progress was noticed at their last meeting in September of 2018. Now, they are looking at developing newer attractions at the destination to increase visitor spending.


The cruise tourism stakeholders of Saint Lucia  took time out this week to look at such issues.  A talk session was organized at the Conference Room of the Orchid Garden (Union). In their commitment to improve the visitor experience, the Saint Lucia cruise tourism stakeholders are together. This included explaining how cognizant they are of the significance of the cruise sector to the local tourism economy.


In spite of many meetings in the past, the Saint Lucia tourism stakeholders saw it fitting to discuss the issues that could create tensions during this year’s cruise season. Some of the challenges that impact on Saint Lucia cruise passenger is traffic and issues relating to demarcation as well as safety and security.


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