St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — Tourism Consultant and former CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority Rosecita Jeffers, says she’s humbled to receive the prestigious Jerry Award.
“At this point in time, I have a deep sense of humility and pride to be recognized by the top tourism regional organization…and also to be getting a prestigious award,” she said, speaking to WINN FM from New York on the eve of the award ceremony.
“I guess tomorrow, I might be excited, but right now it’s me being humble and proud that I have contributed to regional development through tourism and also to tourism development in our little Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Allied Membership’s Jerry Award is presented annually to an outstanding contributor of resources to the Caribbean community.
A Tourism Business Strategy and Strategic Marketing Consultant, Ms Jeffers previously served as CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority from 2008-2012, prior to which she served for two years as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
Before taking up the post with the CTO, she was CEO of her own boutique destination management and tourism Consultancy Company based in St. Kitts.
“This award is not just…about Rosecita Jeffers, without the support of the team at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority whilst I was there and the support of the CTO Board and staff, this would not have been possible,” she said.
“The industry has been quite rewarding. Over the years that I have worked…in the industry…I have met so many…good people and a great team of dedicated and committed individuals both regional, locally and internationally and so it has been quite a positive experience for me.
“The award was presented on Friday at the Allied Awards Luncheon, which was preceded by the Caribbean Marketing Conference.