Cliff Hamilton and Kurtis Rudd
From left, Messrs. Cliff Hamilton, newly appointed Chairman of TTL's Board of Directors, and Kurtis Rudd, CEO at Tourism Trinidad.

Kurtis Rudd new CEO at Tourism Trinidad Limited

Tourism Trinidad Limited (TTL) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kurtis Rudd, a marketing veteran with over 25 years of senior management experience, as its new Chief Executive Officer effective September 20, 2021.

Kurtis Rudd brings extensive marketing, strategic communication and management expertise that will assist Tourism Trinidad as we re-energise the island’s tourism economy through this most difficult period in history, unite the sector, and define a clear path for the safe restart of international travel.

With his lifelong passion for brand building and an unbridled love for country, Kurtis Rudd has consistently sought to be of service to the land of his birth. He has held several senior managerial positions with leading consumer corporations locally and in the Caribbean including Shell Caribbean, Prestige Holdings Limited, Courts Trinidad Limited and Guardian Life.

Kurtis Rudd
Kurtis Rudd

Kurtis Rudd: ‘This is truly my dream job’

In accepting the appointment, Kurtis Rudd said, “I am proud to join the diverse and talented Tourism Trinidad team charged with the responsibility of promoting the unique and extraordinary tourism assets of our island to the rest of the world. We are at a critical moment in the development of Trinidad’s tourism industry, and we need the strategic collaboration of the private and public sector to take advantage of the market opportunities ahead and move out of this pandemic. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the Board of Directors, led by Cliff Hamilton. We are fortunate to have someone of his calibre and global tourism experience to lead the organisation.”

Mr Rudd concluded, “This is truly my dream job, and I am looking forward to working with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts and all stakeholders in shaping and driving the tourism sector’s agenda to achieve long term sustainability and inclusive growth.”

A graduate of Fatima College, Kurtis Rudd holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Management from Henley Management College, UK and is a senior lecturer at UWI-ROYTEC. Married for 25 years, Kurtis Rudd has juggled a fast-paced business career with family life and is a firm believer in balancing one’s personal life with a professional career.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Trincity, Trinidad is a 100% non-smoking Hotel.This attractive hotel is conveniently located 3 minutes from the Piarco International Airport, just 30 minutes from the capital city Port of Spain. We offer a complimentary shuttle service. Situated within a growing urban development with an 18 hole PGA Championship Golf Course, Premier Shopping Mall and Multiplex Cinema. We offer a complimentary Express Start breakfast along with the most up to date amenities and facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, facility, fitness center, business center and free high speed Internet access throughout the hotel!

About Tourism Trinidad Limited

Established in June 2017 and a state enterprise under the Ministry of Tourism, the mandate of Tourism Trinidad Limited is as follows:

  1. Development and marketing of Trinidad’s tourism offerings and the promotion of Destination Trinidad
  2. Attracting tourism investment into Trinidad
  3. Promoting education, awareness, and co-operation in advancing expansion through tourism

Hyatt Regency Trinidad US$189/night

Hyatt Regency Trinidad is a luxury, high-rise hotel situated along the waterfront of Trinidad and Tobago’s capital city, Port of Spain. Guests can sit on our renowned lobby terrace with vistas of the gulf, enjoying nightly live entertainment, while savoring delicious cuisine at our Waterfront restaurant and trendy dining option – including a sushi bar and 24-hour Cinnamon cafe. Even a business trip feels like a vacation here as you can rejuvenate in our spa located on the third floor or sip one of our signature cocktails on our rooftop infinity pool, overlooking the gulf. Due to Covid-19 and local restrictions some services and facilities may not be able.

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