Caribbean Two-Step: This Week Saw Two Major Caribbean Tourism Industry Reps Step Down from Their Positions

While tourism in Caribbean continues to move up in 2013, two notable Caribbean tourism representatives announced this week that they are stepping down.

Unique Vacations Inc. announced Monday that President Kevin Froemming has resigned from the company in order to take up a new position. 

Froemming has been president of Unique Vacations, an affiliate of the worldwide representatives for Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, since 2003 after serving as chief operating officer at The Mark Travel Corporation.

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No further information on the new position was provided to us nor was information released at this time on Froemming's replacement.

Also this week, Director of Tourism Shomari Scott announced that he decided to take on a new professional challenge and will be leaving the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) effective December 31.

Scott will remain with the Department in order to transition the CIDOT through to the New Year (January 2014). Rosa Harris and Oneisha Richards, both deputy directors, will share the responsibility for managing the Department in an acting capacity. Scott's new endeavor in the private sector will be announced shortly. 

Scott was the Department’s first intern in 1996 and after completing his studies at Stetson University in 2002; he returned to the Cayman Islands and joined the Department, where he has served till the present time. 

During his tenure, Mr. Scott rose through the ranks, working in five different positions spanning from the junior position of events coordinator through to the most senior position of director of tourism in just over a decade of service.

Visit www.caymanislands.ky and www.sandals.com. And keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for more updates on both of these developing stories.

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