Tourism Company Bonaire this month announced the appointment of Miles Mercera as director of tourism, along with the addition of Dr. Robertico R. Croes as its tourism strategist and advisor. The pair brings a long time of practical experience in the global hospitality and tourism and foreign affairs industries to their roles.
“It is a privilege to operate together with industry associates to proceed to not only develop on Bonaire’s name as a pristine, eco-acutely aware and welcoming destination, but to also improve that graphic by showcasing the terrific strides the island has built in recent many years in supplying assorted culinary choices, upscale lodging options and elevated encounters,” Mercera stated.
Most recently, Mercera served as an independent tourism expert by using his consultancy firm, possessing stepped down from the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association to pursue a political role. He put in practically 10 many years with the personal sector corporation, the previous four main the demand as its president and CEO. All over his occupation, Mercera has been concerned in many projects for the Ministry of Financial Advancement for the island of Curaçao a position with the transition committee of the Curaçao Tourism Board to produce a recommendations report and implement a method for the changeover to a Curaçao Tourism Authority and collaborating in the Curaçao Airlift committee, with the aim to raise air service to the desired destination.
Coincidentally, Mercera is not a stranger to Tourism Corporation Bonaire, as he put in two a long time with the organization early in his job as its on the net promoting and merchandise improvement executive right before signing up for the lodge 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 the moment serves as the director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies at the College of Central Florida’s Rosen Faculty of Hospitality Administration.
“It’s an fascinating time to contribute to the tourism approach for Bonaire as the island seems to not only recover, but to also renew its positioning as a destination,” mentioned Croes.
His track record consists of publishing 4 books about tourism administration in heat-h2o island destinations, tourism and poverty reduction, the issues struggling with small island locations, and the software of demand products to a tiny financial state. Croes will publish his fifth reserve, Little Island and Smaller Vacation spot Tourism, in December 2021. On top of that, he has contributed to many additional guides, has issued about 130 revealed performs, emitted more than 30 industry reports, and manufactured shows on these subjects through the entire world, Croes has also consulted in a lot of international locations, including Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grenada, Italy and the United States.
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