1st Hotel and Tourism Awards Ceremony Lauds Businesses and Employees for Contribution to Tourism

(Front row l-r) Mr. Noral Lescott [rep. the Golden Rock Hotel], Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Walters [Ole House Café], Premier and Minister of Tourism the Hon. Joseph Parry, Ms. Omel Wilkin, Mrs. Nicole Johnson [rep. Jim Johnson’s Pirate Week], Ms. Elsa Delashley. (Back row l-r) Mr. Everette Martin [rep. the Bank of Nevis], Mr. Winston Crooke, Mr. Nick Menon [rep. British Airways] and Mr. Cartwright Farrell [rep. NEVLEC]

NEVIS (Dec 1, 2010) — As rain poured from the evening sky, so did applause pour from the nominees and supporters who assembled at the Golden Rock Hotel on Nov. 22 for the first ever Hotel and Tourism Association [HTA] awards ceremony and cocktail party.

The entire event appeared to be stone-centered; from the stone buildings that make up the historic venue to the stone-sculpted, three-faced trophies that depicted the faces of tourism.

The three faces of tourism as explained by HTA Director Mr. Greg Phillip, are the significant aspects of Nevis’ tourism sector. They are the community, the tourists and the workers.

In his overview of the awards ceremony and cocktail party, Director Phillip said the initiative was meant to reward “deserving individuals and businesses on Nevis for their work in the tourism industry.”

Nevis’ Premier and Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Joseph Parry provided remarks at the event and later distributed the awards to the winners.

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