Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association appoints new president

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association has a new president, the Caribbean Journal has learned.

The association has hired hotelier Robin Russell in the role, it announced this week.

Russell succeeds outgoing President Clifton Reader.

In a statement, Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett expressed his “deepest and strongest appreciation” to Russell, longtime owner of Deja Resort in Montego Bay.

“He also championed the cause of the industry as President of the Montego Bay Chapter (of the JHTA) and earned the respect and admiration of his peers to the point of now being elevated to the position of President of this very prestigious organization,” Bartlett said. said. “The government and the Ministry of Tourism wish to embrace his election and offer him the fullest support so that he can succeed as others have done before him, and in his own way make his mark and excel in the way we know he is. quite capable.

Russell succeeds Reader, who had served consecutive terms as president.

“The recovery Jamaica has been able to achieve is largely attributable to Clifton Reader’s leadership in the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association during the period,” Bartlett said.

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