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St. Kitts Tourism Celebrates a Month of Grand Experiences in December 2023

Published 4 January 2024


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Basseterre, St. Kitts (04 January 2024) – December 2023 has been a momentous month for tourism in St. Kitts, filled with festive events and accolades that have solidified the island’s reputation as a premier destination in the Caribbean. From showcasing the captivating allure of St. Kitts’ romance tourism at the Coterie Retreat to the arrival of inaugural cruise calls and the recognition of tourism leaders and stakeholders, the month of December has been a celebration of St. Kitts’ unique offerings and commitment to excellence in the travel industry.

Representing the St. Kitts Tourism Authority at the Coterie Retreat in the Cayman Islands, Danielle Weekes, Marketing Officer, and Kristin Greaux, Executive Assistant of the CEO Office, have left industry professionals from around the world captivated by the island’s romance tourism. Through insightful panel discussions and personalized one-on-one consultations, Mrs. Weekes and Ms. Greaux provided an unparalleled look into the unique elements that make St. Kitts the ultimate romantic getaway for couples. The Coterie Retreat recognized as the quintessential gathering for discerning industry professionals, served as a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and the cultivation of groundbreaking solutions that will shape the future of the global romance tourism market.

St. Kitts also proudly welcomed inaugural cruise calls from Celebrity Cruise Line. Celebrity Beyond and Celebrity Ascent graced the destination’s shores, with plaque exchange ceremonies held onboard to commemorate these significant milestones. These experiences further solidified St. Kitts’ standing as a must-visit port of call for luxury cruise travelers, highlighting the destination’s allure, beauty, and warm hospitality.

In a moment of great honor for St. Kitts, Hon. Marsha T. Henderson was named the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year as per Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Travel Awards 2024. Minister Henderson’s visionary leadership and unwavering dedication have played a pivotal role in the ongoing success and development of St. Kitts’ tourism sector. This prestigious recognition not only celebrates Minister Henderson’s remarkable achievements but also reinforces St. Kitts’ standing as a leading Caribbean destination under her guidance.

“I am humbled, honored, and grateful to be recognized as Caribbean Tourism Minister of the year,” said Minister Henderson. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all of our tourism stakeholders, who have worked tirelessly to showcase St Kitts to the world, as well as our unique and authentic culture. I am confident that we will continue to attract more visitors to our beautiful destination and provide them with unparalleled experiences that are sustainable and unforgettable.”

Furthermore, St. Kitts has been commended for its commitment to sustainable tourism practices, as Sunset Reef has been bestowed with the title of Sustainable Hotel of The Year at the Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Travel Awards 2024. This recognition comes as a testament to St. Kitts’ dedication to preserving its natural treasures and promoting responsible tourism. Sunset Reef, a shining example of sustainable luxury, inspires other establishments in the region to follow in its footsteps.


For SugarMas 52, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, in collaboration with the St. Kitts-Nevis National Committee, joined forces to bring forth extensive coverage of this year’s festivities. Influencers and media outlets such as Global Carnvalist, Bahamianinsta, Chavdakid, Everytingsimsimma, Trini Jungle Juice, Bajan Tube, and Barbados Today highlighted the vibrant celebration, sharing the excitement and cultural richness of SugarMas 52 with audiences worldwide.

Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of St. Kitts Tourism Authority, remarked, “December 2023 has been a month of triumph and recognition for St. Kitts. Each achievement reaffirms our dedication to excellence and showcases the destination’s distinctive charm and hospitality. We look forward to welcoming more travelers who seek top-quality experiences in our tropical paradise.”

As December climaxed, St. Kitts bid farewell to a month filled with remarkable events and accolades. With the prospects of advancing its romance market, its thriving cruise sector, recognition, and energetic cultural celebrations, St. Kitts remains a leading Caribbean destination for travelers and looks forward to prosperous 2024 tourism season.

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