Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
TORONTO — The Jamaica Tourist Board has named a new Regional Director of Tourism for Canada.
Angella Bennett took up her new positing this week in Toronto. Her predecessor in the post, Philip Rose, is now the JTB’s Regional Director of Tourism, Northeast USA.
Most recently Bennett was Director of Sales for RIU Hotels & Resorts, Jamaica, responsible for sales and revenue management activities for 2,500 rooms across five resorts. During her tenure she successfully opened five of the six RIU Hotels in Jamaica and most recently launched the opening of the Melia Braco Village hotel in Trelawny.
Bennett has 20+ years of hospitality sales and marketing experience to the position, having worked extensively in several markets, including Canada, the U.S., Europe, Latin America and her native Jamaica. Earlier in her career she was Director of Tour Operator Management for Caribic Vacations Limited, overseeing product development, quality control and accounting management for tour operators including Airtours International and TUI Germany.
Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism said: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Angella to the Jamaica Tourist Board team. Canada remains a vital market for Jamaica and we intend to aggressively push to increase our visitor arrivals from that country. Given her broad experience across the hospitality sector and her penchant for devising revenue generating strategies to increase sales, she is well suited to aid the JTB in achieving growth in this important region.”