GM of Herdmanston Lodge is new head of THAG’s Executive Committee


See the full statement from THAG below:


The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) concluded its 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) today June 16th, 2023 at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, where Mrs. Omadele (Dee) George, General Manager of Herdmanston Lodge, was elected as the new President.

Under the leadership of Mrs. George, the newly elected executive committee will work towards advancing the tourism and hospitality industry in Guyana. The executive committee comprises experienced professionals from various sectors of the industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their roles.

Mr. Eduardo Reple, General Manager of the Guyana Marriott Hotel, has been appointed as the Vice President of THAG, responsible for supporting the President and assisting in driving the association’s initiatives forward and  Mr. Salvador de Caires, Manager of Tourism & Hospitality for Evergreen Adventures & Baganara Island Resort, will serve as the Treasurer, overseeing the financial matters of THAG.

The committee members elected are as follows:

  • Abigail Ally – General Manager, Bimichi Eco Resort
  • Carla Vantull – General Manager, Wilderness Explorers
  • Dion Inniss – Sales Executive, Guyana & Suriname, Caribbean Airlines
  • Lorenzo Persaud – Business Development Manager, Ansa Motors Guyana Inc

The incoming President, Mrs. Omadele George, expressed her commitment to continuing the excellent work of the previous executive committee. She emphasized the importance of leveraging THAG’s existing partnerships while actively seeking new collaborations to enhance the association’s brand and drive further growth in the industry.

“Our main objective will be to work tirelessly for the betterment of our association’s members,” said Mrs. George. “By collaborating with our partners and fostering new alliances, we aim to elevate the tourism and hospitality sector in Guyana, promoting its unique offerings to a global audience.”

THAG, as the leading association representing the tourism and hospitality industry in Guyana, remains dedicated to providing valuable support and advocating for the interests of its members. Through fostering partnerships, promoting sustainable practices, and facilitating the development of tourism-related initiatives, THAG continues to contribute to the growth and success of the sector.

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