Jamaica Tourist Board’s Philip Rose Leaving Canada
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
After seven years in Canada, the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Canadian Regional Director Philip Rose is leaving his post effective 15DEC.
Rose says he will “undertake an exciting new position within the JTB,” which won’t be announced until the new year.
“As I embark on this exciting new role, I want to thank you and everyone for all the support over the years,” wrote Rose in his announcement. “I have made some incredible friends here, both in the industry and in the community. I will miss you all! Canada has been good not only to me, but to my family too. We have been proud to call Canada home for seven wonderful years, and we are truly going to miss it…other than the Toronto traffic and winters, of course.”
Rose says his 15DEC departure date comes “just before the brutally cold temperatures” of a Canadian winter.
“I am confident that whoever takes over as Regional Director in Canada will be given the same support that was given to me, as we strive to make vacations to Jamaica readily available and accessible to Canadians. With that ongoing support, Jamaica will continue to be the prime destination for Canadians.”
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.