PRESS RELEASE – SLHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy has accepted an invitation to wait the inaugural meeting of the Board of Governors for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRC), on November 4 which is held, 2018 in London, UK.
The mission of the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre would be to perform policy-relevant analysis and research on destination preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions or crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods globally
The GTRC is attempting to finalize the structure and formation of the Centre&rsquo currently;s Board of Directors.
The temporary Chairman of the Board is former US World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Dr. TalebRifai. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett shall serve as co-chair.
Ms. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, the elected president of Malta, has given her full support of and can personally build relationships the CGTRC
Additionally, HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for National and Tourism Heritage, a guy who commands tremendous respect from the International tourism community has pledged his commitment to totally support the Centre.
While not having the ability himself to become listed on the board, because of time constraints, he’s got decided to name a representative from the Commission to the Centre’s Board.
Other Board members of the Centre include: Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Mr. Brett Holman, CEO of The Travel Corporation;’ Mr. Lee Miles, Professor of Disaster and Crisis Management, University of Bournemouth, UK; Ambassador Dho Young-shim, Chairman, UNWTO Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty Initiative (ST-EP); Mr. Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization; Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies; and Mr. Earl Jarret, CEO, Jamaica National Group
The Centre, which is sited at the UWI Mona Campus, will undoubtedly be launched through the Caribbean Marketplace Expo in Montego Bay formally, january 29-31 from, 2019.