Friday, January 11, 2013

New Director of Tourism Appointed in BVI

Premier and Minister of Tourism of the British Virgin Islands Dr Orlando Smith announced the appointment of Sharon Flax-Mars as director of tourism for the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. Flax-Mars has more than 25 years of experience in tourism and hospitality, during which she held a number of senior posts in the industry. She was also a member of the BVI Tourist Board across three administrations.

The Premier said in his comments on the appointment: “I am aware that it takes dedication, diligence, persistence, vision, effective planning, and the right hands on deck. In this regard, today I am pleased to announce that the BVI Tourist Board has retained the services of Mrs Sharon Flax-Mars who will serve as the director of tourism.” The new director of tourism also shared her first plans on the future of tourism in the British Virgin Islands, especially noting the aim to increase the number of visitors and show them the “unparalleled beauty and charm unlike any other islands in the Caribbean.”

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