Saturday 24 October, 2020

New JHTA president to be elected

Omar Robinson has signaled his intent to step down as president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.

Omar Robinson has signaled his intent to step down as president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.

A new president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) will be elected during the annual general meeting of the JHTA to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus

in New Kingston on Saturday, September 19.

Speaking during the JHTA 59th Annual General Meeting and Virtual Market on Friday, September 18, Omar Robinson signaled his intent to step down from the post after serving for the past four years.

"I have served as your president for the last four years. I now feel it is time for a new president to be identified to move the recovery process along. As we look to the future, I ensure your new president will continue to work for your best interest and advocate on your behalf," Robinson said.

He thanked the membership of the JHTA for supporting him over the four terms and pledged his support for the incoming president.

"I would like to thank the council, the vice presidents and the area chairs, past presidents, the executive director and ladies at the JHTA office who work behind the scenes to ensure the association functions efficiently and effectively. Thanks for your tremendous support. I promise that I will provide the same support to the new president and new administration," the outgoing president said.

"Let us work to make tourism the driver of economic rebound for Jamaica. Both public and private sector need to work together to achieve this goal and help bring tourism arrivals and warnings back to pre-COVID levels in the medium to long term."

 

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