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BHTA announces board of directors


BHTA announces board of directors

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The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) appointed a new board of directors to serve for 2020 to 2021.

The board is headed by chairman Geoffrey Roach and includes immediate past chairman – Stephen Austin; first vice chairman, Soni Kessuram; second vice chairman, Javon Griffith; director of finance, Jo-Ann Roett and director – direct tourism services (DTS), Kavita Sandiford.

Roach, who will serve for the next two years, said: “I am optimistic about our future despite the current challenges that we are facing. I know that as long as we join hands and work collaboratively, no matter what role we play or what organisation we represent, the diamond that is Barbados will shine bright. I look forward to working with each of you as we move the organisation forward.”

A media statement also listed category leaders on the board: Alfredo Giovine, chairperson DTS; Karen Capaldi, chairperson luxury; Tammy LeBlanc, chairperson ‘A’ Class; Cecile Harewood-Gibson, chairperson ‘B’ Class & Apartments and Andrew Mallalieu, chairperson vacation rentals.

CEO of the BHTA, Senator Rudy Grant, also sits on the board, as well as Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., representative Robert Chase and Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association representative Patricia Affonso-Dass.

Board members were announced at the association’s recent annual general meeting. (PR)