Ernest Hilaire, Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, recently shared the performance of the island nation's visitor arrivals in 2022. The Pigeon Island is well known for its verdant forests, the Piton Mountains, and other natural attractions, which draw visitors from many other countries
Ernest Hilaire, Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, recently shared the performance of the island nation's visitor arrivals in 2022. The Pigeon Island is well known for its verdant forests, the Piton Mountains, and other natural attractions, which draw visitors from many other countries (Image Courtesy-Facebook)

Ernest Hilaire, Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, recently shared the performance of the island nation’s visitor arrivals in 2022. The Pigeon Island is well known for its verdant forests, the Piton Mountains, and other natural attractions, which draw visitors from various countries. Minister Hilaire announced with pleasure that stays arrivals in 2022 were 84% of those in 2019 and 179% of those in 2021.

He posted on social media that the year 2022 finished with great success for Saint Lucia’s tourism industry. According to the pigeon island’s tourism minister, annual tourist traffic has significantly increased.

According to Minister Hilaire, the US market had a record-breaking year in 2022. It outpaced arrivals for overnight stays in 2019 by 10%. He continued by saying that increasing visitors has improved Saint Lucia’s tourism sector and allowed more people to see its colourful beauty.

The Deputy PM also provided more information about the UK Market in 2021 and revealed that it also experienced excellent performance. Minister Hilaire highlighted the numbers from 2019 and stated that the UK Market also saw a 99 per cent recovery of 2019 arrivals, which was 2.5 times greater than in 2021.

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority also provided an update on the country’s visitor arrival performance data. Learning about the industry’s growth is encouraging since tourist interest has been growing.

The Saint Lucian government recently reported that the online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form has made it simple and convenient to travel to Pigeon Island. On March 1, 2023, it was presented yesterday. The travellers can complete the form three days before arriving in Saint Lucia. There are only four simple steps to complete the process-

1. Go to stlucia.org/org, the official website.
2. Fill out and send the brief ED form.
3) Get a QR code through email.
4. When you arrive, give officials your passport and the QR code (either on a printed copy or a device like a phone, laptop, or tablet).