The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) has elected a new president in the person of senior tour operator, Jonathan Vidal.
He received 20 votes at a DHTA’s elections held on Wednesday during the its annual general meeting
This is the fourth time that Vidal will serve as president on the DHTA board.
Renee Whitchurch Aird-Douglas was elected vice president, Gwenith Whitford was elected secretary and Vanessa Prevost elected as the new treasurer
Four other persons were elected to serve as directors of the DHTA board until 2014. They are Daniel Nunez, Daryl Aaron, Hervé Nizard and Tanaquil Pfund.
In the meantime, former Vice President of the DHTA Maxine-Alleyne Espirit proposed to the incoming board prior to elections that directors who serve a full term should receive some form of rebate.
“It is a voluntary position and none of us get paid for this,” she said. “It is an important thing to do because you have volunteers who serve and take time away from their business and I think just as a form of recognition for their contribution the new board should consider this.”