Caribbean Hotel Association Gets New President

The Dominican Republic’s Enrique De Marchena Kaluche officially assumed the role of president of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) today, from now through 2010. De Marchena Kaluche took the stage Sunday at the Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit and told attendees he vowed “to listen to [his] constituents and get the best advice possible from the past presidents based on their own experience, their knowledge of the history of this association and the tourism sector in the Caribbean.” De Marchena Kaluche, who takes over for Peter J. Odle, noted that “We have taken the first steps to increase and strengthen our advocacy program in Washington and we have the responsibility to communicate this message to our industry.”

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