Tourism Corporation Bonaire this thirty day period announced the appointment of Miles Mercera as director of tourism, along with the addition of Dr. Robertico R. Croes as its tourism strategist and advisor. The pair brings a long time of expertise in the global hospitality and tourism and international affairs industries to their roles.
“It is a privilege to perform alongside marketplace partners to proceed to not only establish on Bonaire’s popularity as a pristine, eco-conscious and welcoming location, but to also increase that picture by showcasing the fantastic strides the island has designed in current several years in offering numerous culinary offerings, upscale lodging options and elevated activities,” Mercera stated.
Most just lately, Mercera served as an unbiased tourism skilled through his consultancy firm, having stepped down from the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Affiliation to go after a political part. He expended nearly 10 a long time with the non-public sector organization, the past four foremost the cost as its president and CEO. In the course of his profession, Mercera has been associated in many jobs for the Ministry of Economic Development for the island of Curaçao a role with the transition committee of the Curaçao Tourism Board to develop a recommendations report and apply a plan for the changeover to a Curaçao Tourism Authority and collaborating in the Curaçao Airlift committee, with the aim to boost air company to the desired destination.
Coincidentally, Mercera is not a stranger to Tourism Corporation Bonaire, as he spent two many years with the firm early in his job as its on the web marketing and merchandise enhancement govt just before joining the resort association in Curaçao as internet marketing and solution advocate.
Dr. Robertico R. Croes
On the heels of Bonaire appointing its new director of tourism, Dr. Croes was appointed to his situation as tourism strategist and advisor. He is a professor and associate dean who also at the moment serves as the director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Scientific studies at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College or university of Hospitality Administration.
“It’s an exciting time to lead to the tourism system for Bonaire as the island seems to not only recover, but to also renew its positioning as a location,” said Croes.
His qualifications includes publishing four guides about tourism administration in heat-drinking water island destinations, tourism and poverty reduction, the troubles facing tiny island locations, and the software of demand from customers models to a smaller economic climate. Croes will publish his fifth ebook, Little Island and Little Place Tourism, in December 2021. Additionally, he has contributed to a lot of a lot more books, has issued above 130 released works, emitted a lot more than 30 business studies, and designed shows on these topics all over the earth, Croes has also consulted in numerous nations, which include Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grenada, Italy and the United States.
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