Published On: Mon, Jul 3rd, 2017

CHATA: “Chairman CTDF lacks a sense of urgency!”

CTBWILLEMSTAD - According to the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA), the Chairman of the Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation, Jeanette Bonet lacks a sense of urgency to address the problems in the tourism sector. This is according to a report from the local Dutch newspaper Antilliaans Dagblad.

Jeanette Bonet has, therefore, resigned as chairman of the CTDF. This was confirmed by the Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina. With this, Bonet accepts CHATA’s request.

Earlier this year there were already indications that CHATA no longer wanted Bonet at the helm of the CTDF. This was evident from a letter from the association to Bonet.

The letter referred to agreements that were previously laid down in a Memorandum of Understanding, for example, to establish a structure for the participation of the private sector within the CTDF. Also, a reorganization should have been put into practice, which should have been completed by January 1, 2018. CHATA believes that valuable time has been lost due to Bonet, while the tourism sector is confronting many problems.

Also, the fact that no director has been appointed at the Curaçao Tourist Board has been blamed on Bonet.

Bonet has since declined to comment. Even after filing for her resignation, she did not respond to calls from the newspaper. CHATA CEO Miles Mercera was also not available for comments.

Source: Antilliaans Dagblad

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