Dr. Kerry Hall
Dr. Kerry Hall is a double graduate of the University of the West Indies in Barbados, with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Management Studies and a Ph.D. in Tourism History. She also holds a M.Sc. in Hotel and Food Service Management from the Florida International University, School of Hospitality Management. She has acquired diversified experience in the tourism and hospitality industries in both the public and private sectors, in the capacity of Chief Tourism Development Officer (Ag) in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Trade Consultant for Tourism & Entertainment Services at the Barbados Private Sector Trade Team and Director of People Development and Training at the Five Diamond Sandy Lane Hotel.
As an independent Consultant, she worked on local and regional tourism projects, specializing in the areas of market research and analysis, strategic planning, tourism marketing and human resource development. One of her more notable projects included crafting the “White Paper on the Development of Tourism in Barbados 2012-2022” for the Barbados government.
A former Chairperson of the Tourism Advisory Council and member of the Board of Directors of the Barbados Tourism Authority, in 2013, she co-authored a Coffee Table book entitled, “Island in the Sun: The Story of Tourism in Barbados”. Her present position is Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority, where she has direct oversight over the quality and standard of the Barbados product offering, facilitating the development and enhancement of new and existing tourism product and ensuring that Barbados’ tourism industry remains current, viable and competitive in an evolving global tourism environment.