Sixteen-year-old Sanecia Taylor is Jamaica’s new Junior Minister of Tourism and will represent the island at the 18th staging of the Regional Tourism Youth Congress, being held in the Cayman Islands. The three-day Congress ends on September 16.
A student at the Manning’s High School, Sanecia has a passion for tourism and aims to create awareness to increase youth involvement and excitement about tourism among young people in our Caribbean communities and has dreams of becoming a resort owner in the future.
On a recent courtesy call to Director of Tourism Donovan White at his office, the two shared their passion for tourism and had conversations around the importance of partnerships within the Caribbean and the importance of farming to the sector.
“I have no doubt that Sanecia will do well at the CTO’s Youth Congress; she has very innovative ideas and a hunger to learn all she can. She truly exudes confidence, and it is clear her passion for tourism will propel her towards achieving her goals,” said White.
Sanecia and other competitors will also have the opportunity to be a part of the Caribbean Aviation Day celebrations being held on September 14. Hosted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) the event coincides with the Youth Congress.