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CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA (July 10, 2024) – The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has honoured the best-selling Saint Lucia travel advisors in the world, by hosting the 2024 Global Piton Awards for the top-producing Saint Lucia Expert Travel Advisors from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Caribbean.

VIP arrival services and custom experiences were part of the special events, including site inspections of Sandals Halcyon, Secrets St. Lucia Resort & Spa, and the Courtyard by Marriott currently under construction, as well as a visit to the Saint Lucia Mural. Additionally, attendees enjoyed various activities at Howelton Estate, such as Painting with Saky, chocolate making, handbag crafting and painting, Batik, cold press coconut oil making, and a local lunch. The awards ceremony concluded at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, where the top 35 winners were recognized for their contributions to Saint Lucia’s tourism industry.

The 2024 Global Piton Awards celebrated travel advisors who booked the most room nights from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023, through the Saint Lucia Expert (SLEx) Program, created in partnership with Recommend Magazine. The winners include 15 from the United States, 5 from Canada, 10 from the United Kingdom and Ireland, and 5 from the Caribbean, each receiving a locally handcrafted trophy bearing the insignia of Saint Lucia.

Our Travel Advisors place special confidence in Saint Lucia. A major part of our success and global prominence is attributed to their continued selling of our island’s offerings. They undoubtedly remain the pulse of our industry, and we are delighted to express our appreciation,” remarked Anya Whitfield, Officer-in-Charge & Chief Financial Officer, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. “Their efforts also support our sustainable tourism initiatives, which aim to preserve Saint Lucia’s natural beauty and cultural heritage for future generations.

The 2024 Global Piton Award Winners are;


  • Lynn Thomas              Alpha World Travel
  • Nancy Finn                 My Island Getaways
  • Steve Simmons          Honeymons Inc.
  • Kerri Logan-Shirk       Sunlover Travel
  • Linda Dancer             Honeymoons Inc.
  • Mark Hennigan          Dreamers Travel
  • Mitch Toren                Tripguy Travel
  • Belvin Baldwin II        Showtime Travel
  • Christen Perry           Classic Travel Connection
  • Carlie Marie Finch     Travel Anywhere
  • Jennifer Doncsecz     VIP Vacations Inc.
  • Vicki Sneed                Vicki’s Travel Designs
  • Karen Cavadas          Twinsburg Travel
  • Tahryn Nicastro          Shores to Sea Vacations
  • Georgiann Jaworskyj  Custom Travel Services


  • Nancy Miklian             New Wave Travel
  • Kim Hartlen                Kim Hartlen Travel-TPI
  • Lois Barbour              Travel Time Agency
  • Barbara Scrocco        Travel Only
  • Lori Riddell                 LUXE Destination Weddings

United Kingdom & Ireland

  • Kate Walker               Tropic Breeze
  • Trish Hockin              Tropic Breeze
  • Lai Yap                       Kenwood Travel
  • Sheila Sparkes          Travel Counsellors
  • Jo Plummer               Tropic Breeze
  • Lindsey Hayes           British Airways Holidays
  • Adam Patchton          Not Just Travel
  • Lee Hawkins Zappi    Travel Group LTD
  • Lianne Peters             Your Booking Holiday
  • Paul Sailsbury            Guru Travel


  • Ingrid Lynch              Going places Travel
  • Kevin Edwards          A’s Travel Service
  • Adriana Singh           Delight Travel Service
  • Godley Gonthier        Nayaradou Voyages
  • Clarisse Ramothe      Navitour

Kim Hartlen
of Kim Hartlen Travel received the C.E.O Award for exceptional Canadian Sales Performance.

Lynn Thomas of Alpha World Travel was honored with the Chairman’s Award for exceptional US Sales Performance.

The Minister of Tourism Award for exceptional UK & Ireland Sales Performance went to Lianne Peters of Luxury Holidays 4 U in the Travel Advisor category, and Jo Plummer of Tropic Breeze in the Tour Operator category.

Nancy Finn of Island Getaways was awarded the Prime Minister Award for Exceptional Sales performance by revenue for Global sales.


About SLEx: SLEx is a trade engagement program that is constantly evolving and being updated in partnership with Recommend. SLEx launched its new Trade Media Center in May 2019, providing the most up-to-date resort and destination developments for today’s sellers of Saint Lucia. Coupled with the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority website (, travel partners have more digital tools and resources than ever available at their fingertips.

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest, and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes.

Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns, and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia is also home to a world-class cruise and yachting facilities. The island is continually recognized as one of the leading Wedding and Honeymoon destinations worldwide.