|Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association Committee Chairs|
PRHTA committees are composed of hard-working volunteers. They are the backbone of our organization and the means by which our goals can be accomplished. We encourage members to participate and support them.
Forum for the discussion of issues of particular importance to Allied members. Presents recommendations and suggestions to the Association based on its broad expertise and experience.
Chair: Carmen Portela, Synapse Social Media
Association Governance Committee
Oversees issues and procedures related to the governance of the Association.
Chair: Noel Vera, Luxury Resorts
Deals with all aspects and common issues of casino operations and legislation. Responsible for the development of casino personnel training.
Chair: CPA Ismael Vega, Casino Metro @ Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel
Seeks ways to solve important issues affecting the tourism industry in environmental awareness, the control of stray animals and more, in coordination with other groups and organizations.
Chair: Eddie Ramirez, Casa Sol Bed & Breakfast
Human Resources and Education Committee
Works with members’ human resources representatives in issues such as salaries, benefits and the latest labor law legislation. Creates programs to improve professionalism of the tourism work force, particularly through the organization of seminars and through its relationship with educational institutions.
Chair: Kenneth Fernández, San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Ismael Vega CPA, Casino Metro @ Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center Hotel; Aida Ramírez, CPA, Kevane Grant Thornton; Miguel Vega, HI Properties; Noel Vera Ramírez , Luxury Resorts and Clarisa Jiménez, Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association
Government Affairs Committee
Keeps abreast of legislation affecting the tourism industry. Develops and recommends legislation of benefit to the common interest.
Chair: Miguel Vega, HI Development
Forum for the discussion and implementation of action aimed at improving our ability to market Puerto Rico as a visitor destination and to increase wholesalers' room nights production.
Chair: Letty Rivero, Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel
Medium for restaurant members to explore those issues that can help them be more effective and profitable in their businesses.
Chair: Raúl Correa, The San Juan Water & Beach Club
Maintains direct communication with the police force in the tourism areas and otherstate and federal agencies. Looks after the strengthening of the security to our visitors by means of monthly meetings to discuss special situations and alleviate potential problems.
Chair: Carlos Martínez, CM Hotel Security Consultant
Keeps up-to-date on situations affecting ground transportation. Recommends policies and procedures for the continuous improvement of this sector.
Porta Caribe / Porta del Sol Region
Holds regular meetings to discuss the needs and issues of the Porta Caribe region and its members.
Chair: Tomás Ramirez, Combate Beach Resort
Vieques and Culebra Region
Gathers to discuss issues concerning this region and to monitor their development as it relates to tourism and hospitality.
Chair: Bob Gevinski, Hix Island House