Three hundred and eighty-two incentive travel program participants from Ontario, Canada landed in Saint Lucia on Sunday, February 17th.
The APC Canusa group was welcomed at Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) by members of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), who greeted the participants with ice-cold Piton beers and Crystal-Clear water courtesy of Winward and Leeward Brewery.
APC Canusa is a full-line warehouse distributor, offering more than 425 product lines to its customers. Program participants are long-serving members.
The trip, which was organized by London, Ontario-based RobertQ, saw the group travel from London, Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario on two direct Sunwing charters. They are staying at the Royalton Saint Lucia and participating in a robust schedule of activities, including island excursions and sunset cruises.
“Having planned this trip a year ago, we showed APC Canusa what Saint Lucia had to offer, and they were overwhelmed! Saint Lucia was the premiere destination to take their clients to,” said Patti Smith, incentive & group specialist, RobertQ.
“[Since] the moment we arrived, the reception has been fantastic. We’ve been thrilled with the service and friendship. The people are wonderful and of course, the weather is great!” said Steven Drake, president of APC Canusa.
About Saint Lucia
One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” the island 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.
Cultural experiences include the marketplace in the capital of Castries; quaint fishing villages along the coastline; and the annual Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival. Accommodation options range from world-class five-star resorts and all-inclusives to small inns. Saint Lucia is also home to world-class cruise and yachting facilities.