The St. Kitts Tourism Authority has appointed Ellison "Tommy" Thompson as CEO, effective Jan. 10.
Thompson, formerly deputy director general of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, will lead international marketing efforts for St. Kitts with a focus on trade and airline relationships, leisure and cruise tourism, romance and meetings/conventions markets, and stakeholder communications.
He succeeds Raquel Brown in the CEO position.
"Thompson's experience working with tourism ministries and destination marketing entities make him the premier choice to lead the tourism authority," said Lindsay Great, minister of tourism, transport and ports. "Under his leadership, we will continue driving high demand for the destination among air and cruise passengers as part of tourism's continuous rebound."
The new CEO plans to work closely with travel advisors and tour operators and to develop strategies to increase St. Kitts' visibility in key source markets.