Tourism Company Bonaire this thirty day period introduced the appointment of Miles Mercera as director of tourism, alongside with the addition of Dr. Robertico R. Croes as its tourism strategist and advisor. The pair delivers a long time of experience in the worldwide hospitality and tourism and foreign affairs industries to their roles.

“It is a privilege to do the job along with sector partners to go on to not only build on Bonaire’s standing as a pristine, eco-mindful and welcoming desired destination, but to also enhance that image by showcasing the excellent strides the island has made in the latest years in giving assorted culinary choices, upscale lodging alternatives and elevated activities,” Mercera explained.

Most just lately, Mercera served as an independent tourism skilled by way of his consultancy agency, owning stepped down from the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association to go after a political function. He spent approximately 10 decades with the non-public sector corporation, the very last 4 major the cost as its president and CEO. Throughout his profession, Mercera has been associated in a variety of projects for the Ministry of Economic Progress for the island of Curaçao a role with the changeover committee of the Curaçao Tourism Board to establish a tips report and implement a method for the changeover to a Curaçao Tourism Authority and taking part in the Curaçao Airlift committee, with the aim to boost air service to the place.

Coincidentally, Mercera is not a stranger to Tourism Company Bonaire, as he expended two several years with the firm early in his profession as its on-line advertising and product advancement govt just before becoming a member of the resort association in Curaçao as advertising and marketing and merchandise advocate.

Dr. Robertico R. Croes

On the heels of Bonaire appointing its new director of tourism, Dr. Croes was appointed to his placement as tourism strategist and advisor. He is a professor and affiliate dean who also at present serves as the director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Experiments at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen School of Hospitality Management.

“It’s an remarkable time to add to the tourism strategy for Bonaire as the island seems to not only get well, but to also renew its positioning as a spot,” explained Croes.

His history consists of publishing four guides about tourism administration in heat-h2o island destinations, tourism and poverty reduction, the difficulties experiencing little island places, and the application of desire types to a small economic system. Croes will publish his fifth e book, Modest Island and Tiny Place Tourism, in December 2021. Additionally, he has contributed to several much more textbooks, has issued above 130 printed functions, emitted much more than 30 market stories, and produced presentations on these matters during the planet, Croes has also consulted in various nations, like Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grenada, Italy and the United States.


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