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2019 World Travel Award is record 11th title for Saint Lucia

(TORONTO, ON – December 11th, 2019) – The results are in and destination Saint Lucia has been named as winner of the prestigious title of World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination by the World Travel Awards for a record 11th time.

The announcement of the highly coveted industry accolade was made on November 28 that the 26th Annual Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards in Oman. Saint Lucia won amidst a crowded group of renowned honeymoon hotspots from around the world. It is an island where the greatest love stories unfold, and where romance, weddings and honeymoons continue to be a major niche market.

In receiving the award, Chairman of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), Mr. Nicholas John, noted the island’s specific brand focus, “that places emphasis on its alluring beauty, romantic appeal, diverse culture, verdant landscapes, delightful people and the infectious and inspiring love for the island.”

To help celebrate the momentous win, the SLTA launched an interactive social media competition @TravelSaintLucia with a prize of a 5-night stay for two at Sandals Grande St. Lucia Spa & Beach Resort.

Director of Sales Canada, Mr. Rod Hanna said “This award puts Saint Lucia in a class of its own in the area of Honeymoons and Romance. We truly appreciate the many Canadian brides and grooms who continue to choose Saint Lucia as their honeymoon destination. A big thank you to the many travel professionals and partners that continually suggest, recommend and book our award winning and inspiring destination for their honeymooners.”

In addition, Saint Lucia was also nominated in three other World Travel Awards categories: World’s Leading Island Destination, World’s Leading Wedding Destination And World’s Most Romantic Destination 2019.The World Travel Awards is voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide.

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About Saint Lucia: One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a tropical rainforest, the highly-Instagrammed mud baths at Sulphur Springs Park and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint coastline fishing and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, programmed in partnership with world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes five-star hotels, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. The destination also offers world-class cruise and yachting facilities. The island is continually recognized as one of the leading wedding and honeymoon destinations worldwide. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority is the official destination marketing and promotion organization for Saint Lucia. Learn more at and follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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