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New CITA Board of Directors for 2023 - 2024

Local News 06 Nov, 2023 Follow News

Troy Leacock

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has two new members on its board of directors following the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Amber Smith from Prime Purveyors will be joining the Allied Sector and Jo Mikutowicz of Divetech will be joining the Watersports section of the board.

 

The complete CITA Board of Directors for 2023 – 2024

Allied:

Amber Smith (Prime Purveyors)

Eileen Terron (DMS) #

Hotel:

Steven Andre (The Kimpton)

Sharlene Brenkus (Wyndham Resorts) Secretary

Transport:

Gary Todd (Budget Grand Cayman)

Restaurant:

Ron Hargrave (Tukka)

Markus Mueri (Abacus / Karoo) # Treasurer

Condominium / Villa:

Wendy Moore (Renaissance) # Vice President

Monica Ramgeet (The Islands Club)

Watersports:

Troy Leacock (Crazy Crab) # President

Jo Mikutowicz (Divetech)

Attractions:

Walker Romanica (Cayman Spirits Company)

Sister Islands:

Kimberley Dangerfield (Clearly Cayman)

# Indicates a 2-year Term

 

Executive Director CITA, Mr. Jay Ehrhart, was pleased with the continuity for the next year of the CITA Board as the executive members will remain the same. “With only two new members, and one of those having been very involved with the objectives of CITA for many years, I am sure we will work together to continue to help increase Caymanians into the tourism workforce”, he said. 

President of the CITA, Mr. Troy Leacock, said during his address, “tourism is the most indigenous and long-established industry in these islands, and it is at a tipping point of a crisis that has been years in the making. Insufficient numbers of Caymanians are joining our industry even as we rebuild and also prepare for the opening of several major hotels.  If the trend continue, we will eventually be facing a Cayman tourism industry with relatively few Caymanians in the industry.”

Mr. Leacock encouraged each tourism business, whether a member of the CITA or not, to share their enthusiasm for working in the Tourism Industry with our students and our community.

“In order to thrive, our industry must be rooted in our community and our community must nourish our industry. Each of us has a role to play in continuing to grow and share a prosperous and vibrant tourism industry,” he said, “Tourism is everybody’s business”.

During the AGM, Director of Tourism, Mrs. Rosa Harris, along with senior department officials, presented a detailed scope of the work they have done and are continuing to do to increase visitation to these islands.


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