Candis Niles has been selected as the new director of tourism with the Anguilla Tourist Board. She replaces Merlyn Rogers, former director of marketing, who had assumed the role of acting director upon the retirement of Amelia Vanterpool-Kubisch.
Niles, who assumed her position with effect from July 26, is a former employee of the Anguilla Tourist Board, where she held the position of deputy director of tourism from 1995-2004.
Niles holds a bachelor's degree in French and Spanish with honors, and a diploma in education, with concentration on French, from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados. She also holds a master’s degree in tourism planning and development from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom, is a certified Caribbean Hospitality Trainer (CHT) with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.