The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) recently announced the appointment of Omar Robinson as its new president.
Robinson will succeed Nicola Madden-Greig, who served in the role for two years. Robinson has been part of the JHTA executive team for more than five years and is currently the general manager of Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Jamaica.
In his inaugural address, Robinson vowed to continue on the foundation laid by Madden-Greig and will continue to engage government on such tourism issues as safety/security, taxation, licensing and environmental practices among others. He also mentioned strengthening the linkages with local manufacturers and suppliers.
“I look forward to continuing the mandate of the JHTA, by working closely with both private and public stakeholders to ensure the advancement and sustained growth of the Jamaican tourism industry," Robinson said in a written release. "As we enter into this new chapter, the JHTA will continue to leverage our relationships around the world as we look to help not only our members, but all players in the sector to achieve increased market presence, profitability and most importantly growth."
Robinson has worked in the industry for more than 20 years and has held executive management positions at Sandals Resorts and Round Hill.