Grenada Board of Tourism emulates outstanding tourism affiliates

GRENADA – During the week of September 24 – 30, 2006, Grenadians learnt more about the work of the Grenada Board of Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism.

They were exposed to several opportunities to familiarize themselves with information designed to enable them to better recognize the importance of tourism, and appreciate the tourism product and cultural heritage of Grenada.

Information regarding career opportunities available within the sector, the value of tourism, the importance of the environment, and the responsibility of all Grenadians to develop positive attitudes towards tourists were among some of the objectives of the Grenada Board of Tourism as it celebrated this special Tourism Awareness and Appreciation Week.

Based on the theme “Tourism and you – Make the connection”, the week’s packed programme of activities began with a worship service at the St. George’s Anglican Church, followed by appearances on popular radio and television programmes of several systems in Grenada.

A Tourism Fair on the Carenage, a Secondary Schools’ forum at the GBSS Auditorium and an open house at the Grenada Board of Tourism are some of the other activities that were held successfully during the week.

At a gala awards ceremony on Saturday September 30, the Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization – Mr. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace delivered a vibrant and pertinent feature address that captivated the entire audience. Outstanding contributors to Grenada’s tourism industry were awarded as the week’s observance came to an end.

Among those awarded were the following:

Hotelier Award – Mr. Lawrence Lambert MBE – Flamboyant Hotel & Villas

Tour Operator Award – Mr. Mandoo Seales – Mandoo Tours

Taxi/Tour Guide – Mr. Bonston Antoine – National Taxi Association

Restaurateur Award – Mr. Ulich Kuhn – Aquarium Restaurant

Media Award – The Grenadian Voice

Festival Award – Carriacou Regatta Committee

Beautification award – National Beautification Award

Artisan Award – Mr. Mc Cleish Langaigne – Pappy’s Products

Attraction Award – River Antoine Rum Distillery

Vendor Award – Mr. John Fitzgerald Thomas

Civic Pride Award – Ms. Norma Smith

Civic Pride Award – Mr. Franklyn Antoine

Special Service Award – Mrs. Christine Noel-Horsford

Special service Award – Sir Royston O. Hopkin KCMG

Special Service Award – Mr. Derek Ventour – Dee Vee Productions

Special Service Award – Mrs. Dianne Hercules – Deyna’s catering

Yachting Award – Mr. Denis Henry

Staff of Grenada Board of Tourism – Mr. Leslie James

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