Cathy Lomond earns Tourism Champion Award
Cathy Lomond was recognized for her work in the tourism industry by her peers at Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL).
At the group’s annual convention in Gander, Lomond was presented with the Tourism Champion Award.
This award is presented to an individual, company or organization that has worked diligently to ensure that the tourism industry prospers; giving freely of their time and energy to champion the interests of and enhance the tourism industry.
Lomond has been in the tourism business for over 35 years.
In a press release, HNL said she started her career in 1977, she has never lost her passion for the tourism industry.
“She is committed to exceeding the standards of excellent customer service, investing in staff training opportunities and empowering employees,” the press release said.
Lomond has volunteered with numerous tourism and development organizations, holding executive positions with HNL as well as with the Restaurant Association, Go Western Newfoundland, Tourism South West, Tourism Quality Assurance and others.
According to HNL, she was instrumental in the evolution of the Canada Select program and the adoption of new quality assurance initiatives aimed at raising the bar for industry standards.
Lomond is owner/operator of Hotel Port aux Basques.
Cathy Lomond of Hotel Port aux Basques is the recipient of this year’s Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Champion Award. The award was presented by Larry Laite from the HNL Board of Directors at the HNL conference in Gander on Thursday night.