Just days after the terror attack on the island of St. Lucia, tourists are flocking back to the Caribbean island, leading the local economy to booming since the killing.
Salaud Althassen, of the St. Lucia Tourism Marketing Board, told Fox News tourists have been flocking back to the island as the island recovers.
“We are seeing some uptick in occupancy and we attribute it to the good publicity that the media is giving us and the free publicity that we’ve gained as a result of the national crisis,” Althassen said.
He said some of the island’s popular tourism sites, such as the Blue Lagoon, will stay open throughout the whole crisis.
“We do have some restrictions in terms of what we can do at hotels,” he said. “We don’t want to damage any non-negotiable local attractions. And so we are doing a little more limiting than what we normally would. We’re still open at the Blue Lagoon as an example. But we’re hoping that we will be able to get additional passengers coming into the island to supplement the normal movements that we normally get.”