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Oliver Jordan, President and CEO of the
Barbados Tourism Authority Resigns


NEW YORK, NY – (May 5, 2004) – Oliver Jordan, President and CEO of the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA), has officially resigned from his position effective July 31, 2004.  Mr. Jordan has accepted a senior position with a regional private sector company.
Mr. Jordan was appointed to the post November 1, 2001.  He joined the BTA in July 1998 as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Affairs, after which he was appointed Acting President in November 2000.

During his term as President, the tourism industry was faced with numerous challenges, most significantly the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 

Oliver Jordan
terrorist attacks in the United States.  Mr. Jordan led the BTA team in the implementation of the island’s Recovery Plan, which has been hailed as the blueprint for the growth recorded in the tourism industry since the latter half of 2002.

Additionally he has played a key role in the formation of the National Tourism Marketing Committee, which brings together public and private sectors in the marketing of Barbados.  Under his stewardship, both the organization and Barbados received numerous accolades showing the island as a world-class tourism destination.

“Mr. Jordan has been the ideal candidate in leading the organization through a difficult transition”, said Hudson Husbands, Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority.  “He has had a superb relationship with the Board, staff and the industry alike and we are thankful for his six-year contribution to the BTA.  He came to us from the private sector and I believe we have benefited significantly from his services.  On behalf of the staff, management and board, I would like to extend my best wishes and success in his new role.”

The Chairman further stated that an executive search and recruitment plan has already been formulated by the Board to find a replacement.  Mr. Jordan will also be providing assistance to the Board in identifying a suitable successor to ensure a seamless transition.


Melanie Brandman
(212) 683-2442

Also See: Cancun, Barbados and Puerto Rico Were the Best Performers in the Global Resort Market with 2003 Occupancy Levels of Up to 78% / Deloitte / March 2004
Caribbean Hotels & Resorts: The Seasonality Issue / Petr Kulic / February 2004

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