The Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association (GHTA) is pleased to announce the 2014 – 2016 Board of Directors, elected at the 52nd Annual General Meeting held at the Flamboyant Hotel & Villas on Tuesday 28 October, 2014.
The Board of Directors is as follows:
- President – Jerry Rappaport
- 1st Vice President – Russ Fielden
- 2nd Vice President – Leo Garbutt
- Peter Fraser – Ordinary Director
- Colman Redhead – Ordinary Director
- Rhona Sylvester – Ordinary Director
- Nickson Phillip – Associate Director
- Jana Calliga – Associate Director
- Lester Andale – Allied A Director
- Gerlinde Seupel – Allied B Director
- Craig Keller – Allied B Director
- Pancy Cross – Executive Director
- Lawrence Lambert CBE – Honorary Director
- Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG – Honorary Director
“I am deeply honoured to be chosen by the members of the GHTA to serve as the President for the next two years. With the assistance of the Board Of Directors and the other members of the association, I look forward to continuing the efforts that we as an association have been pursuing for the past few years.” said Jerry Rappaport. “I am confident that we as an organisation are prepared to face any challenges or opportunities that may arise in the future. Pure Grenada, On On!”
As part of the GHTA’s Compete Caribbean Project, the GHTA was thrilled to receive the ‘Pure Grenada Brand Bible’, which was delivered by Russ Jarman Price, Chairman, Inglefield, Ogilvy & Mather Caribbean. Minister of Tourism, Alexandra Otway-Noel stated, “I want to thank Russ Jarman Price for handing over this beautiful job that he has done. It was a wonderful collaboration with people who are passionate about Grenada and have fallen in love with it.”
Data received from the GHTA Membership was presented by Jennifer Alexis, Consultant for the GHTA, revealing the areas of the industry that are improving and those which need improving. “We know that there are things that the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association would like to see the government do. We want to help you do these things. We have limitations but we are out there and we are working.” said Otway-Noel.
The GHTA is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation tasked with being the representative private sector voice of the island’s tourism sector. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors responsible for guiding the Association’s strategies and polices, while an Executive Director responsible for the day-to-day duties of the Association manages the secretariat. GHTA’s main purpose is to advocate and lobby on behalf of its members on matters affecting the tourism industry. In addition, the Association promotes educational opportunities for industry workers; assist in the development of cultural activities and aids in marketing the businesses of its members.