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Saint Lucia Records over 1.2 Million Visitors In 2018

Saint Lucia has recorded its best performance ever in visitor arrivals in 2018 with 1,218,294 visitors. This represents a 10.2% increase over 2017.

Industry figures are up across the board led by the yachting sector with a 25.9% increase over last year’s numbers. Cruising is up by 13.6%; and stay-over arrivals have increased by 2.2%.

The island continues to record strong numbers in its major generating markets of the United States, UK, and Canada. Stayover arrivals from Canada were recorded at 40,218 year to date, an increase of 4% during the month of December 2018. Canada is the third largest inbound market for visitor arrivals to Saint Lucia.

A record, 760,306 cruise passengers visited the island during the period owing to an expansion of Berth #1 at Pointe Seraphine, which allowed Port Castries to accommodate Vista, Quantum and Freedom Class vessels.

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