BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, June 8, 2017 (CMC) – Barbadian hotelier, Patricia Affonso-Dass, has been elected to head the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).
Affonso-Dass, the group general manager at Ocean Hotels, was elected, last weekend, at the CHTA’s annual general meeting in Miami.
A graduate of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Affonso-Dass serves as president-elect for the next year, before taking over the presidency of the travel trade association, next summer, from current incumbent, Karolin Troubetzkoy, executive director of the Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts in St. Lucia.
“I am thankful for the vote of confidence from our members, and look forward to serving CHTA with distinction and excellence, both as president-elect and president, in the years ahead,” she said.
Affonso-Dass has been the president of both the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana and the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, and runs the family-owned Ocean Hotels group.
She will serve the association as president for two years, after Troubetzkoy’s tenure ends in a year’s time.