The Grenada Tourism Authority’s Director of Sales for the United States of America, Christine Noel-Horsford has received the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s Allied Award on June 2 at the Allied Awards Luncheon, Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York.
The awardee is selected from amongst CTO members, which includes Governments, Carriers (Airlines and Cruise Lines), Allied Members (Hotels, Tour Operator, Marketing Company, Newspaper, Magazine, Television), Affiliate Members and CTO staff.
In observing the significant contribution which has been made by Horsford to the development of the tourism industry in Grenada and the wider Caribbean, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yolande Bain-Horsford M.P is quoted as saying: “We are quite pleased and happy that our daughter of the soil has been awarded for her years of service within the tourism industry.
“Christine has been an invaluable asset in the development of Grenada’s tourism industry. Her commitment, dedication and love for tourism have successfully contributed in promoting Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean. Our Government values her work ethic, tenacity and love for country.
In commenting on receiving this award an overjoyed Christine said: “I am so honoured, first for Grenada and then for the hard work I always strive to give.”
Christine has been described as one with “a passion for tourism and its development in Grenada” and someone who has represented her country at numerous trade shows and business negotiations in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean over the past twenty years.
In congratulating Christine, GTA Chairman, Rodney George said: “From what I have observed Christine’s passion and commitment to Grenada and tourism has been a fundamental part in her success story. She has earned the respect of her colleagues, travel professionals, government officials and travel trade partners. This is a well deserved award”.
The award which Christine has just received adds to numerous other awards which includes “The Most Powerful Woman in Travel” from Travel Agent Magazine on two occasions along with several others including from Caribbean American Connection, the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the Government of Grenada.