Anguilla Appoints Haydn Hughes As Minister Of Tourism

Haydn Hughes has been appointed as Anguilla's new Minister of Tourism.

“With Minister Hughes’ appointment, Anguilla is poised to bring much-needed advancement in tourism to meet the evolving demands in the industry," says Anguilla Premier, Ellis Lorenzo Webster.

"Now, more than ever, we must be at the forefront of change for tourism in this tumultuous time. I am confident that the Hon. Haydn Hughes is the best person to ensure our tourism industry will soon thrive again, once our borders reopen.” 

A veteran businessman and politician, Hughes brings with him expertise in tourism. He was the first ever Anguillian recipient of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association scholarship and studied at L’École Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. As a member of the Executive Board of the Cap Juluca resort, he oversaw a number of departments including Villa Operations, Beach and Watersports, Landscaping and Security.

“The island of Anguilla, and her people, are my passion and absolute priority,” Hughes said.

“It is an incredible honour and privilege to be appointed as the new Minister of Tourism. The tourism industry is the greatest driver of growth and opportunity for Anguillians, and I look forward to working closely with the public and private sectors to ensure that Anguilla remains the leading destination in the region.” 

While there is no definitive date yet for reopening Anguilla's borders to commercial international travel, the government has stated the reopening will take place in phases. Additional updates will be issued in the coming weeks.

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