Revered Caribbean hotelier Nicola Madden-Greig has been named the brand new president of the Caribbean Resort & Tourism Affiliation (CHTA).
The award-winning Jamaican businesswoman was elevated to the place through the annual normal assembly.
She’s going to serve the ultimate 12 months of a two-year time period vacated by Pablo Torres, who tendered his resignation as he assumed broader regional duties with Hilton Worldwide.
Madden-Greig recognised Torres for his work as president, thanking him “for stepping as much as the plate to guide the affiliation at a time of utmost disaster”.
She lauded his management through the pandemic, and wished him properly in his new function as space vp of operations – full and focus service resorts within the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America for Hilton.
In accepting the presidency, she stated expertise and sustainability can be two of her high priorities as she embarks on a three-year time period.
Declaring that “Caribbean tourism should not solely survive, however thrive,” Madden-Greig confused the significance of higher collaboration, establishing new partnerships and strengthening present ones because the trade grapples with the continued menace of local weather change and the persevering with challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Trying to the long run, she stated, “Local weather change nonetheless presents an existential menace to a sustainable trade,” and added that expertise has vastly modified how tourism works.
“From the way in which we sort out our duties to how we talk with co-workers, suppliers, and present and potential prospects, expertise has created ripples of change which have impacted firms in each trade,” she stated.
Madden-Greig, who’s at present the group director of promoting and gross sales for the Courtleigh Hospitality Group, brings 20 years of tourism trade expertise to her new function with CHTA.