The members of the Caribbean Hotel Association
(CHA) named Barbadian hotelier Peter Odle, 1st Vice President of CHA, as
President-Elect of the organization. The selection took place during CHA’s Annual
General Meeting at the Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference (CHIC) 2005 in Miami,
Florida, last week. As President-Elect, Odle will spend the next twelve months
preparing to assume the presidency of the trade association in June 2006, for a
Odle is a successful and respected tourism veteran with more than 25 years of
industry experience. Owner of four properties in Barbados, he is recognised in the
Caribbean tourism industry for his role in the development and sustainability of the
indigenous small hotel throughout the region.
In 2000, his fellow Caribbean
hoteliers bestowed on him the honor of the “Caribbean Hotelier of the Year” Award,
in recognition of the time and resources he has volunteered through CHA over the
years to help improve and grow the Caribbean tourism product.
As an active volunteer in CHA, Peter Odle has been pro-active in his support for all
aspects of the hospitality industry. Today, Odle sits as first vice president of
CHA, and is chairman of the Membership Committee and the CHIC 2005 Planning
He is also Deputy Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority and Chairman of the
National Tourism Marketing Committee in Barbados.