Sandals Emerges Victorious as MISS SLTA 2012


The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) congratulates Sandals Resorts International on their successful bid for the MISS SLHTA 2012 Crown. The show was held on Saturday, September 08, 2012 with the theme “Celebrating Icons of Saint Lucia’s Arts and Culture” seeking to forge stronger links between tourism and culture.  The five contestants representing Hotels, Destination Management Companies and other Allied Members exhibited a variety of talents and passion as they competed in four categories, including an exhibition of the Wob Dwiyet, for the coveted Crown.  Contestants hailed from the following companies:

Miss Duty Free Caribbean Holdings – Glenda Willabus

Miss Jalousie Plantation – Tracy Nicholas

Miss Sandals Resorts International – Gladys Noel

Miss Sea Spray Cruises – Merlika Modest

Miss Windjammer Landing Beach Resort – Nadege Maximin

The Saint Lucian Icons represented on the night were Mr. Luther Francois, Mr. Kendel Hippolyte, Sir Dunstan St. Omer, Mrs. Teresa Hall and Ms. Joyce Auguste and were also in attendance at the show as the Guests of Honour for the evening.

The results of the MISS SLHTA Pageant 2012 are as follows;

MISS SLHTA 2012 – Miss Sandals Resorts International – Gladys Noel

1st Runner Up – Miss Windjammer Landing Beach Resort – Nadege Maximin

2nd Runner Up – Miss Duty Free Caribbean Holdings – Glenda Willabus

The MISS SLHTA Pageant celebrated its 21st year and seeks each year to raise awareness and advocate the importance of Saint Lucian culture in Tourism.

About the SLHTA: As the principal tourism private sector agency in St. Lucia, the SLHTA is responsible for facilitating tourism sector development and management in St. Lucia. The SLHTA is a private non-profit membership organization that functions as the “official organization and national spokesperson” for the hospitality Industry and its wide membership. The Association has a grouping of over two hundred members covering a wide segment of the economic spectrum of St. Lucia to include the tourism, manufacturing, agriculture and services sectors. The SLHTA is dedicated to representing, informing, educating and upholding the interests of its membership in the tourism industry, which has earned it the reputation as the “Voice of the Hospitality Industry”.


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