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CTO Honors US Virgin Islands Tourism CommissionerPublished Jun 14, 2012
US Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson-Doty, has received an award by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
Commissioner Nicholson-Doty received the tourism organization's Allied Award in recognition of her contribution to the sustainable development of tourism in the Caribbean.
The Allied Members of the Caribbean Tourism Organization made the announcement during Caribbean Week in New York celebrations on the island of Manhattan last week.
Commissioner Nicholson-Doty joins a distinguished company alongside earlier winners like tourism consultant Myrtle Dwyer of Jamaica, Luis Simo of the Dominican Republic, CBS Television's Dave Price, and Hugh Riley, CTO's Secretary General.
"We could not think of a better candidate for this year's award," said Jacqueline Johnson, Chairman of the Allied Committee and a noted weddings consultant. "Commissioner Nicholson-Doty has been a champion of all things Caribbean, and we continue to lean on her for guidance and counsel in moving tourism in the region to next level."
Established in 2005, the Allied Award is presented to an individual within the CTO ranks, whether from the public or private sector, who has done an extraordinary job of contributing, in a tangible way, to the sustainable development of the Caribbean region.
Andréa Skerritt, New York-based public relations representative of the US Virgin Islands, received the award on behalf of the Commissioner who was in Sacramento participating in urgent aviation talks.
"I am honored to be recognized by this outstanding organization," said Commissioner Nicholson-Doty who showered praise on USVI Department of Tourism team members for their collective commitment to tourism enhancement in the territory and by extension the Caribbean region.