News for the Hospitality Executive
THE CARIBBEAN (June 29, 2011) - The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has elected Richard J. Doumeng President-elect for 2012 - 2014. Doumeng is past chairman, Board of Directors, U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association and managing director at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas.
Doumeng was elected President-elect by acclamation at the Annual General Meeting of CHTA which was held on June 25, 2011 during the "Taste of The Caribbean" culinary competition which took place in Miami, FL.
Doumeng currently serves as First Vice President of CHTA and was voted Caribbean Hotelier of the Year in 2009. Previously, he served as vice president, president and as a member of the board for the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association. Doumeng is also a Trustee for the CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF), which provides scholarships and special assistance to Caribbean students and hotel industry personnel pursuing higher education courses and degrees for careers in tourism.
The President-elect position was created by CHTA to facilitate a smooth transition from one administration to another. The officers who will work with Doumeng during his presidency will be elected at the Annual General Meeting in 2012.
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) facilitates the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving members' needs and building partnerships in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. CHTA was founded in 1962; it is the voice of the Caribbean hospitality industry for the development of the region in the highly competitive and sophisticated environment of international tourism. Today, tourism is widely recognized as a pivotal industry in the economy of the region - and CHTA functions as the common denominator for this industry in a region of diverse nationalities, languages and styles, identifying mutual problems and marshalling the resources of the active and allied members to devise solutions. CHTA represents all facets of the hospitality industry with more than 725 member hotels and 525 allied members.
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