Springer emotional about Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Sue Springer, giving thanks to some members of her team and family after receiving the prize. At left is BHTA President, Patricia Alfonso-Dass
Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Sue Springer, giving thanks to some members of her team and family after receiving the prize. At left is BHTA President, Patricia Alfonso-Dass

Veteran hotel administrator, Sue Springer, has received the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Springer, current BHTA executive vice-president, headed a list of 15 people and hotels awarded last night for their outstanding contribution to the industry at the association’s 2014 Biennial President’s Gala held at at Bellevue Plantation House, Waterford.

Outgoing president Patricia Alfonso-Dass said the UK-born Springer served at various administrative levels in Barbados before taking up the BHTA post.

“For the past 13 years [Springer] has been the face and voice of the BHTA,” she said.

An emotional Springer said, “The industry is my life. I know nothing else, so I really can’t help with anything else other than tourism”.

Giving credit to the many persons with whom she worked, she said Barbados’ tourism future lies with the youth.

“I love to see the young people succeed. That is what we must make happen as this industry goes forward. Without the young people and without us taking time to be with them, the industry [will be] in a very sad state.”

Here are the remaining recipients of awards:

Green Initiative – Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Media – Al Hart

Schools Tourism Education Programme – Atlantis Submarine

Tourism Supporting Services – Ticket Pal

Tourism Services – Atlantis Submarines

Restaurant of the Year – The Camelot at Cobbler’s Cove

Hotel of the Year, B Class and Apartments – All Seasons Resort Europa

Hotel of the Year, A Class – Ocean Two Resorts and Residences

Hotel of the Year, Luxury Class – Hilton Barbados Resort

Outstanding Tourism Industry Employee – Cherise Mottley of Little Arches Boutique

Outstanding Tourism Industry, Supervisor – Roland Field of Aqua Beach Resort; Outstanding Tourism Industry, Manager – Avril Clarke of Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Strategic Partner – Regatta Travel Solutions

Special Commendation of Appreciation – Executive Chef Graham Licorish of Barbados Coral Reef Club.

 

3 Responses to Springer emotional about Lifetime Achievement Award

  1. Natalie Small
    Natalie Small June 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Well done, Auntie Sue! Most deserving. Tell Mum congrats, Naomi Springer and Natalie Springer.

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  2. Barbados Soft Dart Shooting Gallery
    Barbados Soft Dart Shooting Gallery June 2, 2014 at 1:15 am

    🙂

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  3. Warren D. Mottley
    Warren D. Mottley June 2, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations Sue Springer… Well deserved and a long time coming!

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