Caribbean tourism industry professional Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives for the next two years.
Cox, who unexpectedly took the top job early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, received a full two-year mandate at the association’s annual general meeting, which preceded the annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Caribbean Travel Marketplace event in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
CSHAE is an independent organisation aimed at advancing professional development and strengthening networking among Caribbean hotel and tourism association executives.
The association’s 2018-20 executive board will be chaired by Gilda Gumbs Samuel, executive director of the Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association, while Brian Frontin, chief executive of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant & Tourism Association, will serve as vice president.
Cox asserted her mandate includes increased engagement on issues such as education and training, advocacy, airlift capacity, disaster management and the sharing economy.
She said: “It is an honour to continue to serve the region’s hotel and tourism associations and their members and focus on the many pressing issues facing the Caribbean’s sustainability.”