FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (September 26, 2023) – The president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Nicola Madden-Greig, said the passing of Hon. Obediah Hercules Wilchcombe was a great loss for the entire Caribbean tourism sector.
“In addition to his distinguished service to the government and people of his beloved Bahamas, Minister Wilchcombe also worked tirelessly to create enabling environments for private sector participation in the region’s most important economic sector, tourism,” said Madden-Greig.
“So it is with profound sorrow that we say farewell to this great son of the Caribbean, whose legacy will long be remembered,” she stated.
A former Minister of Tourism of the Bahamas, Minister Wilchcombe was serving as Minister of Social Services, Information and Broadcasting, and Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly at the time of his passing.
About the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is the Caribbean’s leading association representing the interests of national hotel and tourism associations. For more than 60 years, CHTA has been the backbone of the Caribbean hospitality industry. Working with some 1,000 hotel and allied members, and 33 National Hotel Associations, CHTA is shaping the Caribbean’s future and helping members to grow their businesses. Whether helping to navigate critical issues in sales and marketing, sustainability, legislative issues, emerging technologies, climate change, data and intelligence or, looking for avenues and ideas to better market and manage businesses, CHTA is helping members on issues which matter most.
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