Grenada Tourism Authority Announces New Board of Directors
St. George’s, Grenada W.I. – 19th November 2020 – The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new eleven-member board of directors, with tourism developer and entrepreneur, Barry Collymore serving as the new Chairman.
The new executive body became official on November 1, with the mandate to build and execute a revamped tourism framework that will competitively position Pure Grenada with target audiences.
Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Climate Resilience and the Environment Hon. Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, expressed her pleasure with the new appointments, “I wish to congratulate the Chairman and his team on their new position as Directors of the GTA. The entire executive body not only represents all of Pure Grenada’s key industry sectors but also brings a wealth of experience in the tourism industry and knowledge of the Pure Grenada product to the table. I am confident that they will be able to tackle the job at hand as we look to once again bring our industry back to a place of sustainability.”
Other directors appointed to the GTA’s board include:
Lyden Ramdhanny, Deputy Chairman
Desiree Stephen, Permanent Secretary, Ministry Tourism, Civil Aviation, Climate Resilience, and the Environment
Nicholas George, Grenada Chamber of Commerce
Karen Stiell, Yachting and Marine Sector
Adele Garbutt, Hospitality Sector
Dr. Charles Modica, St. George’s University
Lotten Haagman, Small hotels, and Community Tourism
Marielle Alexander, Tour Operators Representative
Fabian Rock, Carriacou and Petite Martinique Representative
Cosmos Williams, President, National Taxi Association
In commenting on the Board the new Chairman stated, “The Grenada Tourism Authority is being asked to restart an Industry which has been crippled by the pandemic. The challenge before us could not be greater, and there is a need for a well-coordinated, innovative and thoughtful plan. For the sake of all tourism workers and their families who have been affected by this pandemic, and our guests who can no longer travel, we have to ensure that our plan is executed flawlessly. As one of our first orders of business, the Board has decided to restructure so Directors serve on a volunteer basis for their respective terms. This shows not only a commitment to the task at hand but a message of solidarity to everyone in the sector affected by this crisis. We will prevail and come out stronger. Our protocols instituted by the Ministry of Health, have kept case rates in Grenada extremely low and this will ensure an even faster rebound for the sector,” said the Chairman.
Tourism Minister Hon. Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen has sent thank you letters to the outgoing board, commending them for their service. “We thank the outgoing board members for their exceptional support during what has been a challenging year in 2020, after two record-breaking years in 2018 and 2019,” the Minister noted.
For more information on Pure Grenada, visit www.puregrenada.com.
Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique: three islands, one unique destination. Located in the southernmost region of the Caribbean, the World Travel & Tourism Council “Safe Travels” approved destination is committed to protecting the health and safety of both travelers and residents on its shores. Best known as the “Spice Island of the Caribbean,” Grenada’s careful approach to tourism sustainability, amplified by the “Pure Safe Travel” initiative, encourages visitors to plan and book their next stay at one of the destination’s luxury beach-front resorts or barefoot-chic boutique hotels and villas. With 50 world-class white sand beaches, more than 15 breathtaking waterfalls, countless hiking trails, more than 60 unforgettable dive sites including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, ‘Bianca C’ and the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park as well as offering unmatched charm, warm and friendly hospitality, each visitor can seamlessly tailor a beyond-the-ordinary Pure Grenada experience, Just-For-you. There are non-stop and direct flights to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport from the US on American Airlines and JetBlue, the Caribbean on Caribbean Airlines, InterCaribbean Airlines and One Caribbean, and Canada on Air Canada, making the island accessible to visitors from around the world that wish to experience Pure Grenada, Pure Carriacou & Pure Petite Martinique. For more information on travel requirements and Pure Safe Travel approved accommodations and vendors, visit www.puregrenada.com.
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