The Tourism Enhancement Fund donates to the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund (SLUNCF)

The purpose and objectives of the SLUNCF are to support the long-term management and expansion of Saint Lucia’s areas of land and/or sea which are specifically dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and natural resources and other activities that contribute substantially to the conservation, protection and maintenance of biodiversity, while also creating […]

SLHTA and GEF-UNDP Sign Letter of Collaboration

January 15, 2019 (PRESS RELEASE) – Earlier today, the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Development Programme Small Grants Programme (GEF-UNDP SGP), signed a letter of collaboration with the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) at a short ceremony held at the Bay Gardens Hotel, in the heart of Saint Lucia’s tourism belt. This letter, which was […]

The TEF Embarks on its Annual Xmas Hamper Drive

The Tourism Enhancement Fund embarked on its annual Christmas Hampers distribution to spread the seasonal cheers and goodwill to families in need. Annually over 200 hampers are distributed to needy families islandwide containing sanitary products, food items and other household supplies. This year the SLHTA has been inundated with requests for support from a number […]

The Tourism Enhancement Fund Celebrates the Success of two aspiring Junior Chefs

Two young St. Lucians have won the 2018 Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge, one of the Caribbean’s biggest and most prestigious culinary competitions. Karina Abraham and Cheyenne Hippolyte, students of the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School represented St. Lucia in the competition and delivered a spectacular performance that ultimately won the hearts of the judges and earned […]

A Good Food Revolution Project brought to you in part by the SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund, to a tune of $40,000.00

The Good Food Revolution Project – a call to action to farmers, retailers and consumers to “grow, buy, consume organic” – is a partnership between RISE, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology (MSDEST) and the Ministry of Agriculture, funded in part by the SLHTA’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small […]

Karolin Troubetzkoy elected as Tourism Enhancement Fund Chair

Karolin Troubetzkoy, Immediate Past President of the St Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association and President of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, has been elected as Chairperson of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) effective immediately. She is preceded by now SLHTA President, Mr Sanovnik Destang, and will serve as TEF Chair until January 2018. Troubetzkoy […]

SLHTA reaffirms commitment to Human Resource Development

With over $420,000 committed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund to Human Resource Development (HRD), the SLHTA is making significant strides in tackling the unemployment crisis here in St Lucia. It is now commonly accepted that HRD and economic development are inextricably tied together. Research has shown that countries that encourage the growth of critical and […]