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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Nov 29 2016 – The Chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Mr. Rodney George has announced that Ms. Patricia Maher will be appointed as chief executive officer from December 19.

Ms. Maher is a senior executive with twenty-five (25) years of general management experience in the service industries and was a former country manager of Digicel Grenada Limited. She spent seven (7) years working in the Caribbean’s tourism sector as general manager for Go Caribic Tours and destination manager for the German LTU Group of Companies. Maher honed her marketing and sales skills while representing a large island destination at World Travel Market, ITB Berlin and CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, as well as negotiating contracts with tour operators and hosting travel agents.

Ms. Maher’s role as CEO of the GTA will include the delivery of sustainable tourism and economic growth from key regional and international markets, and the development and execution of effective marketing strategies to increase the value of tourism in Grenada.

“The board of directors are pleased to welcome Ms. Maher as CEO of the GTA in December. She has years of experience in business management, marketing, and tourism that will prove beneficial to our organisation. Leading the GTA is a great responsibility, accountable not only to the board of directors, the Minister of Tourism, and the Government, but also to the people of Grenada,” said Mr. George at a press conference at the GTA’s headquarters on The Carenage.

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