Revered Caribbean hotelier Nicola Madden-Greig has been named the new president of the Caribbean Resort & Tourism Association (CHTA).
The award-successful Jamaican businesswoman was elevated to the situation during the once-a-year general conference.
She will provide the final 12 months of a two-12 months term vacated by Pablo Torres, who tendered his resignation as he assumed broader regional responsibilities with Hilton Worldwide.
Madden-Greig recognised Torres for his do the job as president, thanking him “for stepping up to the plate to lead the association at a time of extreme crisis”.
She lauded his management in the course of the pandemic, and wished him nicely in his new job as place vice president of functions – full and focus service accommodations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central The usa for Hilton.
In accepting the presidency, she mentioned technological innovation and sustainability will be two of her prime priorities as she embarks on a 3-yr time period.
Declaring that “Caribbean tourism should not only survive, but prosper,” Madden-Greig pressured the relevance of much better collaboration, developing new partnerships and strengthening present ones as the industry grapples with the ongoing threat of local weather transform and the continuing worries of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Searching to the long term, she reported, “Climate modify nonetheless presents an existential danger to a sustainable market,” and additional that engineering has vastly adjusted how tourism operates.
“From the way we tackle our duties to how we talk with co-employees, suppliers, and latest and potential clients, engineering has developed ripples of change that have impacted businesses in every market,” she mentioned.
Madden-Greig, who is presently the group director of marketing and profits for the Courtleigh Hospitality Team, delivers two decades of tourism field practical experience to her new job with CHTA.