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JHTA appoints new president

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 6:00 AM
Omar Robinson, new president of Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has announced the appointment of Omar Robinson as their new president.

Robinson will succeed Nicola Madden-Greig, who served in the role for two years. Robinson has been part of the JHTA executive team for more than five years and is currently the general manager of Round Hill Hotel. This was announced at the association's annual general meeting which was held last Saturday at Sandals Ocho Rios Beach Resort.

Robinson, in his inaugural address, vowed to build on the foundation laid by Madden-Greig and will continue to engage Government on key issues that affect the industry such as safety/security, taxation, licensing and environmental practices, among others. He also mentioned strengthening the linkages with local manufacturers and suppliers.

INCREASED GROWTH

"I look forward to continuing the mandate of the JHTA, by working closely with both private and public stakeholders to ensure the advancement and sustained growth of the Jamaican tourism industry. As we enter into this new chapter, the JHTA will continue to leverage our relationships around the world as we look to help not only our members, but all players in the sector to achieve increased market presence, profitability and most importantly growth. I am very humbled by this appointment and look forward to the journey ahead," said Robinson.

Camille Needham, executive director of the JHTA, said, "Omar brings valuable know-how to the JHTA and will be an asset to the executive body. His knowledge of tourism and his broad experience in the industry will be invaluable as we look to and grow our presence globally."