St Lu­cia Pho­tog­ra­phy Am­bas­sador Wins Big

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Renowned St Lu­cia Pho­tog­ra­pher, Kirk El­liott has won his sec­ond Trip Ad­vi­sor Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence in as many years. El­liott con­ducts the pop­u­lar St Lu­cia Photo Tour and judg­ing from the re­views vis­i­tors are leav­ing on Trip Ad­vi­sor. The tour ap­pears to have struck a chord with photo en­thu­si­asts as well as va­ca­tion­ers just wish­ing to ex­pe­ri­ence an au­then­tic Saint Lu­cian cul­tural im­mer­sion.

“Clients are con­tact­ing me as early as a year ahead of their va­ca­tion and over this pe­riod I help them gain a unique in­sight into Destination St Lu­cia” El­liott ex­plained. “Then their cul­tural im­mer­sion is deep­ened when they fi­nally ex­pe­ri­ence the Photo Tour.”

The St Lu­cia Photo Tour is about so much more than just pho­tog­ra­phy, as El­liott de­con­structs the artistry be­hind a great pho­to­graph; from the tech­ni­cal as well as the emo­tional stand­points. He then in­vites his guests to in­ter­act with fish­er­men, bring­ing in their catch, lo­cals in the heat of a domino game, or any other of the many day-to-day lo­cal ac­tiv­i­ties. El­liott fa­cil­i­tates an in­ter­ac­tion be­tween vis­i­tors and res­i­dents that help them get a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of one another.

El­liott has found that “vis­i­tors are re­search­ing their des­ti­na­tions long be­fore they travel” and he is con­stantly amazed at how much they know about St Lu­cia be­fore they ar­rive. For this rea­son he be­lieves that, St Lu­cia is best served by a fresh new set of ex­cur­sions cen­tered around lo­cal ex­pe­ri­ences that are not just eco-friendly, but also clearly demon­strate sus­tain­able tourism de­vel­op­ment as well as ca­pac­ity build­ing among lo­cals. “Vis­i­tors con­sis­tently com­ment that they in­ten­tion­ally seek out in­de­pen­dently pro­moted ex­cur­sions.”

El­liott wishes to con­grat­u­late all of the busi­nesses in Saint Lu­cia that won Trip Ad­vi­sor Cer­tifi­cates of Ex­cel­lence, and to en­cour­age those who didn’t win this year to con­tinue striv­ing for ex­cel­lence, as this will set Destination, St Lu­cia, apart in the tourism mar­ket­place.

St Lu­cia Photo Tour Trip Ad­vi­sor re­views can be read at: https://StLu­ci­ Re­views and more on the St Lu­cia Photo Tour can be found at http://StLu­ci­aPho­

St. Lu­cian Kirk El­liott has re­ceived wide ap­pre­ci­a­tion for his work as a pho­tog­ra­pher with vi­sion.

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