The island of St Lucia has been named 2018 World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination. The honour was bestowed on St Lucia at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2018 that was recently held in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Chairman of the St Lucia Tourism Authority, Mr. Nicholas John, received the award on the island’s behalf. This is St Lucia's 10th World Leading Honeymoon Destination Award, but only its first since 2010. No other destination has won this coveted title as many times. Only Mauritius comes close, having won it four times.
St Lucia was deemed most fitting for this award as it stood in the company of other top Honeymoon hotspots around the world to include Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; Jamaica; the Maldives; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Mauritius; Miami Beach, Florida, USA; and Paris, France.
Acting CEO of the SLTA, Mrs. Tiffany Howard, said “This award puts Saint Lucia in a class of its own in the area of Honeymoons and Romance. To be named amongst the most amazing destinations in the world is a huge honour, but topping them all to win this title is a very gratifying achievement.”
To commemorate the award, the St Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) unveiled a massive billboard outside the Hewanorra International Airport on Sunday, December 2, 2018 announcing its most recent title and highlighting some aspects of the island that won its acclaim as the leading honeymoon destination.
The World Travel Awards™ is the most prestigious and sought after awards programme in the global travel and tourism industry. It was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry, marking 2018 as the 25th anniversary of the World Travel Awards programme.