Coco Palm Boss Woos Virgin Holidays


COCO PALM’S Chairman Michael Chastanet was recently a guest of Virgin Holiday’s new Managing Director, Mark Anderson who was on island with his key team members.

As a long standing partner with Coco Palm, the Chairman and Mr. Ernie George, Assistant General Manager, had the pleasure of meeting the new Virgin Holidays Managing Director who took up the post last year.

As his first official visit to the island, Coco Palm’s Chairman showed his support for the years of service to the destination and appreciation for their support to Saint Lucia. Chastanet said: “Tourism is a vital part of Saint Lucia’s economy and when key operators take the time to come on island personally whilst managing destinations around the world it is our way at Coco Palm to express our appreciation for their service over the years.”

The Chairman went on to say that given the sensitivity of the tourism industry “it is critical we maintain strong relationships.”

Along with Virgin Holidays Managing Director, Mark Anderson, was the introduction of Mr. David Geer who has been appointed to a new role on the Leadership Team with overall responsibility for product, commercial, company strategy and new business development. Geer has been hugely involved in developing and executing Coco Palm’s Five Year Plan to Win.

The Virgin team also included Nikki Goldsmith and Patricia Cheesewright along with Destination Manager Caroline Gallichan.

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