Tourism executive Josef Forstmayr, of Round Hill Hotel, has been honoured for his sterling contribution to the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).
Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s minister of tourism, presented Forstmayr with a special gift during the first meeting of the new board, thanking him for his 23 years of unbroken service as a member of the board of directors of the JTB.
“On behalf of the officials from the Ministry of Tourism, the Jamaica Tourist Board and the entire tourism fraternity, we owe you a debt of gratitude for your unwavering dedication and support of the industry,” said Bartlett.
In addition to serving as a director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Forstmayr serves on a number of other boards including the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and is the chairman of the Montego Bay Arts Council.
Between 2001-2003, he was president of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and is a past president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), where during his tenure he increased awareness of the CHTA’s ‘Tourism is Key’ advocacy campaign.
Forstmayr is a recipient of membership in the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer from the government of Jamaica for his contribution to the island’s tourism industry. He currently serves as managing director of Round Hill Hotel and Villas, a position he has held since 1989.