St. George’s, Grenada W.I. – 2nd February, 2021 – The Minister for Tourism and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) congratulate Leo Garbutt MBE on his ascension to President of the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA). Mr.Garbutt brings to the table over 30 years of tourism experience locally, supporting Grenada’s tourism industry and regionally playing a key role at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association . His strengths are critical in forging their new developmental agenda to build stronger alliances and be the  driving force as private sector for travel and tourism in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique.

The Minister and GTA look forward to deepening the strong working relationship with Mr. Garbutt and the GHTA as all parties confront the challenges ahead. Speaking of his appointment, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Climate Resilience and the Environment Hon. Dr.Clarice Modeste Curwen said, “ Mr.Garbutt is a visionary entrepreneur and I am confident that he will be a dynamic leader who can rally members of the GHTA to take advantage of new digital technologies, and innovative business opportunities whilst keeping Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, top of mind.”

Leo Garbutt MBE and his family own and operate the Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel, renowned as one of the leading luxury hotels in the Caribbean. He is also the recent recipient of the Queen’s honours and the 2020 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year Award.

About Grenada

Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique: three islands, one unique destination. Located in the southernmost region of the Caribbean, the World Travel & Tourism Council “Safe Travels” approved destination is committed to protecting the health and safety of both travelers and residents on its shores. Best known as the “Spice Island of the Caribbean,” Grenada’s careful approach to tourism sustainability, amplified by the “Pure Safe Travel” initiative, encourages visitors to plan and book their next stay at one of the destination’s luxury beach-front resorts or barefoot-chic boutique hotels and villas. With 50 world-class white sand beaches, more than 15 breathtaking waterfalls, countless hiking trails, more than 60 unforgettable dive sites including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, ‘Bianca C’ and the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park as well as offering unmatched charm, warm and friendly hospitality, each visitor can seamlessly tailor a beyond-the-ordinary Pure Grenada experience, Just-For-you. There are non-stop and direct flights to Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport from the US on American Airlines and JetBlue, Caribbean on Caribbean Airlines, InterCaribbean  Airlines and One Caribbean, and Canada on Air Canada, making the island accessible to visitors from around the world that wish to experience Pure Grenada, Pure Carriacou & Pure Petite Martinique. For more information on travel requirements and Pure Safe Travel approved accommodations and vendors, visit

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