News for the Hospitality Executive
Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives
Agree on Six Point Plan for National Associations;
Susan Springer, Executive Director
of the Barbados Hotel
& Tourism Association Re-elected President
|TRINIDAD (May 14, 2008) The Caribbean Society of Hotel
Association Executives (CSHAE) gathered for its annual Leadership Conference
May 4-6 in Trinidad and agreed on a number of issues designed to strengthen
the national associations and benefit the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA)
membership throughout the region and re-elected Susan Springer, executive
director of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association as president of
CSHAE for another year.
The two-day meeting and educational symposium concluded with the group of association executives from across the region agreeing upon a six point action plan including:
We also want to build a world class Caribbean tourism workforce as human resource development has become one of the primary concerns throughout the hospitality industry and the Caribbean is no different, she added.
The annual Leadership Conference, sponsored by the CHA, included a full-day symposium by Glenn Tecker, noted expert on association management, as well as a full-day of exchanging ideas that allowed both large and small associations to share successes and pitfalls of operating a national hotel association in the Caribbean.
The annual gathering also afforded CHA the opportunity to share changes in programs as well as get input from the national associations to further strengthen the relationships with the membership of both the national associations and CHA.
Executives from the national associations across the Caribbean elected a new slate of officers and directors for CSHAE including:
Two of the national associations were honored at the Leadership Conference with the annual Newsworthy Newsletter Awards. These awards recognize the associations for communications by both print and online means based on criteria including:
Sponsors of the Leadership Conference for the association executives were American Express, Travelscream and Google.
Caribbean Hotel Association
|Also See:||Recap: The 12th Annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference; Confidence High as Investment Community Looks at Caribbean for Future Development / May 2008|