Paul Pennicook Named Managing Director & CEO of Curaçao Tourism

The Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation (CTDF) has announced the appointment of Paul Pennicook as Managing Director/CEO, effective immediately.

A graduate of Cornell University, with a degree in Hotel Management and fluent in English and Spanish, Pennicook brings experience in the hospitality industry having held senior executive positions in both the public and private sectors in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

Jamaican by birth, Pennicook served twice as Jamaica’s Director of Tourism and worked in senior management positions with Jamaica’s iconic all-inclusive resorts - SuperClubs which included Breezes, Hedonism II and Grand Lido in their portfolio, as well as Sandals Resorts as Executive Vice President of Sandals’ marketing division, Unique Vacations. Pennicook also served as President/CEO of Couples Resorts and was Senior Vice President of Air Jamaica, Jamaica’s national airline with responsibility for the carrier’s marketing and sales activities.

Under Pennicook’s first tenure as Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, he oversaw a restructuring exercise which resulted in a more global marketing focused Tourism Board and he is credited with having implemented strategies which resulted in record increases in visitor arrivals on both occasions that he served.

Pennicook is the recipient of the Order of Distinction (OD) from the Jamaican Government for outstanding and dedicated contribution to Tourism Sector.

As the new Managing Director/CEO of the CTDF, Pennicook will work towards increasing tourism to the popular Southern Caribbean destination, which offers offers more than 35 beaches, a heritage spanning dozens of cultures, distinct European architecture, outdoor activities like diving and snorkeling, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore.

For more information, visit www.curacao.com.

Related Stories

Stats: Curaçao’s North American Arrivals Up 10%

St Lucia's Dominic Fedee Elected Chair of the CTO

Five Elected to Caribbean Tourism Organization Board of Directors

Steve Hill Named CEO of the LVCVA

Suggested Articles

From a new terminal at Dallas - Fort Worth to American Airlines' decision to eliminate oversized bag fees on common sports and music equipment, it's…

Smoking and vaping will be banned on nearly every public beach in the state this summer under tougher new restrictions. Here's what travelers need to know…

Corporate travel advisors who hold membership in Nexion Travel Group gathered in Miami Beach May 17-19 for Corporate CoNexions, an annual event that caters to…