"The first time I met May, I had two feelings: trust and friendship.
This is especially important when you work in a foreign country, where you always have a sense of vulnerability
The professional experience of working with May in a project for the IDB, let me confirm that my first impressions were true. The work of May Hinds Consulting was absolutely professional and I Know I have a good partner and loyal colleague in Barbados."
Ana Vírseda de Andrés - ICN-Artea S.L - Socia consultora
Inter American Development Bank [IDB] / ICN-Artea Consultores en Ciudades Patrimonio & Turismo
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, Members and Secretariat of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for your contribution that you selflessly gave during your tenure as Chairperson on the Business Excellence Sub-Committee. You have always contributed to all discussions and deliberations in a meaningful, thoughtful and professional manner. This is certainly not goodbye and we hope that you will continue the productive relationship with the Association and become involved in other areas of its work in the future."
Mrs. Susan M Springer – Executive Vice President
Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association
“May Hinds has and will forever have a name in Belize...
The Belize Tourist Board in its continued effort to increase service standards in the tourism industry, has created the May Hinds Hospitality Award. The Hospitality award is given to an individual who is “caught in the act” meaning he or she delivers excellent service or goes beyond the call of duty...The Hospitality Award has been named after a dynamic OAS facilitator, Ms. May Hinds, who was in Belize to conduct seminars to prepare the industry for BETEX......The Belize Tourist Board feel that programmes like these will offer incentive to the industry’s frontline staff thus increasing the quality of the tourism product...”
Mr Santino Castillo – Chairman
Belize Tourist Board
“May Hinds Consulting Inc. made my dreams for my restaurant a reality!
She has been a world of knowledge and support concerning staff development. She is a constant in the life of the Tides Restaurant with quarterly Mystery Shoppers, training, job appraisals development of standard operating procedures and management performance appraisals and much more. May Hinds is a woman of passion and compassion; she plays a big part in the success of my restaurant.”
Tammie Beasley – Owner
The Tides Restaurant, Barbados.
“...May Hinds was of invaluable assistance in helping to ready Oualie Beach Hotel to open its doors. She has a good eye for detail and knowledge of acceptable standards for hotels and suggestions on how to effectively meet those standards. The staff hold her in great respect and always look forward to her return visits for refresher seminars emphasizing guest relations and excellence in service. Being a successful, black, Caribbean business woman; she has also been a source of personal inspiration for many of the Nevisian staff. We have always enjoyed working with May Hinds and have always been pleased with the results she has achieved.”
Karen Patterson Yearwood – Owner/Director/Former Manager
Oualie Beach Resort, Nevis
“It was a real pleasure working with you on the CTC – 20 project. My own observation and that of other members of the News Department who worked with you, was that we got much more out of the exercise that we could ever imagine. You brought a sound knowledge of the personalities and issues involved in local and regional tourism, and got them to share their views with our audience in “Brass Tacks”, “Point and Issue”, and the special reports from the Convention Centre. We are highly appreciative of your efforts and the boost it gave our coverage.”
David Ellis – Head of Programme/News and Public Affairs
Barbados Rediffusion Services Limited
“There are very few people in the world as dynamic, proactive and perceptive as May Hinds. Her vision shines through the elements of the programmes she develops. Her drive and vivacious personality shine through the delivery of her programmes producing results from participants unmatched by many in her field. Her ability to communicate at any level and to inspire commitment from others is matched only by the wealth of experience she brings to her work. I consider it a privilege to have worked with and learnt with and learnt from May Hinds on both BHTA and other tourism industry projects.”
Michelle Smith – Assistant Executive Vice President
Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association
“Dear Ms. Hinds
This is to thank you for the presentation which you made to the students of F30N – French for Tourism - on the 10th of March. Well researched, supported by the wealth of helpful documents and delivered with clarity in a most engaging manner, it shed much light on local and regional tourism, giving to the course a dimension it could not have without the contribution of somebody close to the industry...”
Berndette Farquhar – Lecturer in French
Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature, University of the West Indies