The President and Board of Directors of the Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) recently announced the appointment of Louanna Chai-Alves as the new executive director for the organization. Chai-alves officially assumed her new role on April 1.
With almost 20 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, Chai-Alves honed her skills at the Holiday Inn and Canadian Lake Express in Toronto, Canada, the Grafton Beach Resort in Tobago and the Normandie Hotel and Kapok Hotel in Trinidad.
Her knowledge and expertise cover a wide range of disciplines including management and development of work teams, implementation and execution of strategic plans and the administration and support of operations. No stranger to the THRTA, Chai-Alves served as first vice president and member from 1999-2002 and member of the marketing committee from 2006-2008.