Committees

Accommodations & Restaurant

Shall address issues related to Hotels and Restaurants, such as developing standards and guidelines, promoting professionalism, promoting self-regulation and promoting respect for safety and environment. Also serves as fundraising committee planning and implementing events such as White December Gala, Ikebana Workshop, and in May 2012 a Cocktail Social for Diplomatic Corps in Palau.

Tova Harel-Bornovski - Chairperson

Members:

Pia Morei BNM
Danka Ledgerwood Danka's Photography
Yumie Morishita Palau Pacific Resort

Grant, Education & Training

Promotes education and training in the industry through grants and donations from stakeholders and partners.

Carol Ngiraidis - Chairperson

Members:

Vicki Maui Palau Tourism & Hospitality School of Excellence
Danka Ledgerwood Danka's Photography
Lisa K. Abraham Palau SBDC

Marketing

Address issues related to marketing, to develop marketing strategies that members can benefit from and support.

Ngedikes Bechesrrak - Chairperson

Members:

Virginia Tellei PNCC
Danka Ledgerwood Danka's Photography
Yumie Morishita Palau Pacific Resort

Membership

Oversees member recruitment, retainment & services.

Gov. Leilani Reklai - Chairperson

Members:

Paloma Soaladaob Budget Car Rental
Pia Morei BNM

TAP

Oversees the implementation of the Tourism Action Plan developed under the Medium Term Development Strategies, which helps to further BTA’s overarching vision for Palau as a tourist destination. Recent projects of TAP include the PTHSE and AliiHost.

Greg Gordon - Chairperson

Members:

Sisca Vogt` Melekau Insurance Agency
Carol Ngiraidis Morita Corp. Palau Inc.
Clare Moses United Airlines
Lucy Sugiyama Palau Pacific Resort

Tour Operators

To deal with issues relating to underwater, on land, and to develop standard guidelines and training, to promote professionalism, to monitor and self-regulate and to promote respect for safety and environment.

Sam Scott - Chairperson

Members:

Jason "Bodo" Skebong IMPAC Tours
Lisa K. Abraham Palau SBDC
Sisca Vogt Melekau Insurance Agency

 

 

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