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Summer start for new recruit to tourism hot-seat

Summer start for new recruit to tourism hot-seat

Tuesday 07 February 2023

Summer start for new recruit to tourism hot-seat

Tuesday 07 February 2023


Traditionally seen as the start of Jersey's summer season, April will also see a new person in charge of promoting the Island as a tourist destination.

Tricia Warwick, who currently works as a director for Visit Britain, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Visit Jersey and will take up the role on 24 April.

Ms Warwick has worked as a Director at Visit Britain for the past five years, with responsibility for strategy and marketing plans for visitors from India, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

As a member of the senior leadership team, Ms Warwick worked with industry stakeholders to promote Britain and increase tourist numbers and value to the UK.

Visit Jersey chair Lisa Springate said: "Tricia's extensive travel knowledge, strategic mindset and leadership experience will be invaluable in leading the Visit Jersey team and working with stakeholders to deliver a vibrant, sustainable tourism industry."

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Pictured: Ms Warwick has worked as a Director at Visit Britain for the past five years.

Welcoming Ms Warwick's appointment, Economic Development Minister Kirsten Morel referred to a "crucial time" for the Island's tourist industry.

"I know that Tricia's extensive experience in the industry will help us identify the opportunities and challenges in an increasingly competitive market," he said.

Ms Warwick said Jersey was "a stunningly beautiful destination with a unique character and so much to offer visitors from its people and culture, history and heritage, local produce and the great outdoors".

Visit Jersey is an arms-length organisation funded by the government. Former chief executive Amanda Burns announced last August that she would be leaving the role in December after just over two years in order to pursue a new opportunity.

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Posted by Scott Mills on
Are there any hotels left in Jersey which aren't set up for rich people?
Posted by David Kingham on
Love the enthusiasm and that Jersey may be stunningly beautiful, but to who and what is there left to offer the wider educated travelling public? Not a lot I fear.
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