The island of Anguilla has a new tourism minister, following the election of its new government led by Premier Dr Ellis Lorenzo Webster.
Haydn Hughes has been appointed to the role.
“With Minister Hughes’ appointment, Anguilla is poised to bring much-needed advancement in tourism to meet the evolving demands in the industry,” Webster said. “Now, more than ever, we must be at the forefront of change for tourism in this tumultuous time. I am confident that Haydn Hughes is the best person to ensure our tourism industry will soon thrive again, once our borders reopen.”
Anguilla has not yet announced a definitive date for the reopening of its borders.
The island’s aggressive measures against COVID-19 have made it one of the few places in the world with no active cases of the virus.
“The island of Anguilla, and her people, are my passion and absolute priority,” declared the Hon. Haydn Hughes. “It is an incredible honor and privilege to be appointed as the new Minister of Tourism,” Hughes said in a statement. “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. Working together, I am confident we will usher in a new day in tourism for Anguilla, to ensure her success for generations to come.”