Tourism Association getting new board

The Cayman Islands Tourism
Association has completed its list of nominees for election for the new CITA
board of directors.

Nominees were comprised of members
of the association who had obtained five signatures from other members by

Thirteen seats on the board were
open and they represent different sectors of the Islands’
tourism community. These include hotel, condos, watersports, transportation and
restaurants plus the cruise and allied sector which represents businesses that
are directly or indirectly supported by tourism. This includes retailers,
developers and wholesalers.

“When one stops to think about it
there are very few businesses on the Island that are not supported by tourism
in one way or another as tourism is one of the two economic pillars of the
Cayman Islands.  With the economic
forecast still set for mediocre it is important now more then ever before to
unite and come together to support our common goals in this industry,” said Executive
Director Trina Christian.

CITA lobbies the government on
behalf of the private sector and works with the Department of Tourism to
support various initiatives and training programmes.


This year, there will be two
significant departures from the board of directors. Karie Bergstrom will be
stepping aside from the Cayman Islands Tourism Association to take over as the
chairman of the Tourism Advisory Council and Stephen Broadbelt is leaving the
president’s post after two years in the hot seat.

“CITA’s Board of Directors has
always been strong leaders in the community and their businesses. They come in
as an expert in their sector of the industry and bring valuable knowledge to
the table from years of experience.

“The board sets goals for the year
ahead and focal points with government such as safety, air arrivals and increasing
the value and ROI from CI government’s marketing dollars,” explained Ms

The annual general elections will
be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on 22 April between 3pm and 5pm.
Members of the association can attend the event and will be eligible to vote
for the nominees. Also at the event there will be a State of the Industry
presentation shown plus ‘highlights from the 2009 to 2010 year’.

For more information contact the CITA at
949-8522 or email [email protected].