Revered Caribbean hotelier Nicola Madden-Greig has been named the brand new president of the Caribbean Lodge & Tourism Affiliation (CHTA).
The award-winning Jamaican businesswoman was elevated to the place through the annual common 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 position as space vp of operations – full and focus service motels within the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America for Hilton.
In accepting the presidency, she stated know-how and sustainability will likely be two of her prime priorities as she embarks on a three-year time period.
Declaring that “Caribbean tourism should not solely survive, however thrive,” Madden-Greig burdened the significance of higher collaboration, establishing new partnerships and strengthening current ones because the business grapples with the continuing risk of local weather change and the persevering with challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Seeking to the longer term, she stated, “Local weather change nonetheless presents an existential risk to a sustainable business,” and added that know-how has vastly modified how tourism works.
“From the way in which we deal with our duties to how we talk with co-workers, suppliers, and present and potential clients, know-how has created ripples of change which have impacted firms in each business,” she stated.
Madden-Greig, who’s presently the group director of promoting and gross sales for the Courtleigh Hospitality Group, brings twenty years of tourism business expertise to her new position with CHTA.