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Jamaica Tourist Board names its new regional director for Canada

Jamaica Tourist Board names its new regional director for Canada

The Jamaica Tourist Board has just announced the appointment of its new director for Canada, Angella Bennett.

Bennett will be based in Toronto, Canada, and will take up her new positing the week of April 8.

She brings more than 20 years of hospitality sales and marketing experience to the position, having worked extensively in several markets, including Canada, the US, Europe, Latin America and her native Jamaica.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Angella to the Jamaica Tourist Board team,” said White. “Canada remains a vital market for Jamaica and we intend to aggressively push to increase our visitor arrivals from that country. Given her broad experience across the hospitality sector and her penchant for devising revenue generating strategies to increase sales, she is well suited to aid the JTB in achieving growth in this important region.”

A history in the industry

Bennett most recently served as director of sales at RIU Hotels & Resorts, Jamaica overseeing sales and revenue management activities for 2,500 rooms across five resorts. 

During her tenure, she successfully opened five of the six RIU Hotels in Jamaica and most recently launched the opening of the Melia Braco Village hotel in Trelawny.

Earlier in her career, she served as Caribic Vacations Limited’s director of tour operator management where she oversaw product development, quality control and accounting management for a myriad of tour operators including Airtours International, TUI Germany, DerTours, Miers Weltreizen and Jetair

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