Tourism: Chastanet Warns Of Impending Tourism Challenges

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Opposition chief Allen Chastanet has warned that Saint Lucia’s vital tourism business will face a difficult summer time and fall.

“We don’t know what is going to happen with tourism. I can say to you right now without fear of contradiction that the summer and the fall are not going to be kind to Saint Lucia,” the previous Tourism Minister advised a information convention Tuesday.

Chastanet cited a reduce within the negotiated airline seats.

“So even if you were to go out today and increase your marketing, which they’re not doing, how do you fulfill the demand because the people can’t get here,” the United Staff Get together (UWP) chief noticed.

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He recalled that JetBLUE airways introduced plans to chop capability globally by ten p.c final week.

And he famous that the rise in the price of gas is an added difficulty.

“So, therefore, a destination like Saint Lucia, which is much further away and is not spending the money marketing to generate the demand for Saint Lucia, we’re going to be in trouble,” the previous Prime Minister advised reporters.

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