D.Mgmt. M.A., C.H.A
Our main regional associate is Anthony J. Hall a former Lecturer (Undergraduate & Graduate levels) in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of the West Indies - Nassau, Bahamas and Mona, Jamaica campuses, Nova Southeastern University in the United States and Revans University/IMCA, Dr. J. Anthony Hall has over forty years experience in the Hospitality and Tourism field. He has held a variety of senior hotel management positions in the United States, Canada and Jamaica including General Manager of three hotels in Jamaica.
He holds a Bachelors degree (B.A.) Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada in Hotel and Tourism Management, a Masters degree (M.A.) George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in Tourism Education and Human Development and the Professional Doctor of Management degree (D.Mgmt.) Revans University, Buckingham, England. He has the professional designations Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA); Companion Fellow, International Management Centres Association (CIMCA); Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, Florida.
A recognized expert in tourism destination management, tourism policy issues and Human Resources Development in the hospitality and tourism sectors, Dr. Hall was a member of the 1991, Washington D.C. International Assembly of Tourism experts, brought together from twenty-one countries, to formulate the assessment framework for analyzing International Tourism Policy. He has published several academic papers and has made contributions to several tourism journals and books. Dr. Hall has presented related papers at tourism and hospitality conferences in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.
Between 1998 and 2003, he directed a team of Consultants who successfully developed and implemented the National Tourism Skills Matching and Electronic Labour Exchange System for the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA). A program funded by the Inter American Development Bank.
Dr. Hall was a member of the Consulting team responsible for the development and implementation of the CHA’s Regional Caribbean Tourism Certification Program (CARIBCERT), which has to date, certified some 3,500 persons in the region. His current assignment is that of Project Director, The JHTA Small Hotel Competitiveness Project, and a three-year project funded by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter American Development Bank (IADB).
He is also the Executive Director and senior consultant in the firm Tourism Research and Industry Training (TRAIT) Consultants Ltd. an organization providing professional consulting services to Caribbean tourism and hospitality organizations in three main areas: Tourism Research, Analysis, Planning & Development; Tourism Training and Human Resources Management and Hospitality Executive Search & Placement Services.