CASTRIES, ST LUCIA: The cruise tourism economy of Saint Lucia is gaining momentum through the Seatrade Cruise Global show slated to take place from April 25th – 28th, 2022, at the Miami Beach Conference Center.
The Seatrade Cruise Global exhibition brings together thousands of industry leaders from over 100 countries. The event presents a platform for over 30 cruise brands and 500 exhibitors to showcase the latest innovations in cruise technology and design.
Guibion Ferdinand, the Parliamentary Secretary in Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture, and Information, leads the mission of eleven members. He is supported by the Chairman of the Board, and the CEO of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, Thaddeus M. Antoine and Lorine Charles-St. Jules, as well as the Managing Director of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, Darren Cenac. Among the exhibitors are cruise agents Foster & Ince and Cox & Company Limited.
“With the world focused on recovery, our goal is to make sure that collectively we emerge stronger than ever before,” said Guibion Ferdinand.
Due to our people’s resilience and contribution to our global prominence, this is the opportune time for us to position our product further within the industry to maximize sustainable returns.”
Among the highlights of the event is the keynote address on the state of the cruise industry in 2022. During the event, attendees will hear directly from some of the world’s largest cruise lines about the resilience and the restart of the industry, sustainability, environmental stewardship, health and safety, economic impact, and the future of cruising.
As a result of the return of cruise ships in June of 2021, over 160,000 visitors have visited our shores and a positive outlook has been set for 2022/2023.
As one of the great ways to appreciate Saint Lucia, cruising is one of the best ways to experience the splendor of this destination. Thus, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority will continue to market Saint Lucia’s unique offerings, which include volcanic mud baths, beaches, world-renowned diving sites, a wide range of accommodation categories, lush tropical rainforests, waterfalls, and fishing villages.