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Published on June 6, 2017


Join us as we congratulate Patricia Affonso-Dass on her appointment as the new President-Elect of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.

The Oceans Hotel - Group General Manager, who served as President of the BHTA from June 2012 to June 2014, was appointed at the CHTA’s AGM in June  and will serve in that position over the next year, before moving onto the position of President.

On her appointment, the graduate of Florida International University's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, said: "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."

BHTA Chairman, Roseanne Myers, congratulated Affonso-Dass and said: “The BHTA is very pleased that as it celebrates 65 years this month, as the oldest national tourism organisation in the Caribbean, one of its recent Past Presidents Patricia Affonso-Dass has been voted President-Elect 2017 of the CHTA.

“It seems only fitting as it was with the urging of the Barbados Hotel Association’s (now BHTA) founding members that the Caribbean Hotel Association was formed and that the subsequent change to CHTA occurred. The BHTA pledges it support for the development of Caribbean tourism and to President-Elect Affonso-Dass throughout her tenure.”

Adding to this, CEO of the Association, Rudy Grant, who attended the CHTA AGM said: “Mrs. Affonso-Dass has had an extensive career in the tourism industry in Barbados and the wider Caribbean. We are confident that with her experience and background she will do well in this new post, which will see her moving onto the position of President of the CHTA in a year.

“As a past president of the BHTA, and a board member for several years, the Association has had a long-standing relationship with Mrs. Dass and pledge our continued support as she takes on this new venture.”

Patricia Affonso-Dass (second from left) with Frank Comito, Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (left), CHTA President Karolin Troubetzkoy and Rudy Grant, CEO of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association.


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