Tourism cham­pion re­tires

The Queens County Advance - - NEWS -

A long­time man­ager and cham­pion of the tourism in­dus­try in Queens Co. is re­tir­ing af­ter 30 years at White Point Beach Re­sort.

Hav­ing been part of White Point for 31 years, Fawthrop ad­mits White Point is and will con­tinue to be a part of his fam­ily.

“Over the years, as the Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, I’ve had the priv­i­lege of work­ing with some of the most amaz­ing peo­ple in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try. The re­spect, com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion of our team at White Point and the sup­port we en­joy within our com­mu­nity is the envy of many,” says Fawthrop.

In a press release from White Point, they said Fawthrop’s pres­ence will be missed at the re­sort.

“As Mr. Fawthrop turns the page to write a new chap­ter in his ca­reer and life jour­ney, he leaves the Re­sort and re­lated com­pa­nies on solid ground and in good hands. The phi­los­o­phy of con­tin­u­ously reach­ing be­yond, to be bold, dy­namic, creative and in­no­va­tive is one that has tran­scended through the years and will con­tinue at White Point Beach Re­sort.”

In his time at White Point, the re­sort went from a sea­sonal op­er­a­tion to a year round busi­ness un­der Fawthrop, now is one of the largest em­ploy­ers in Queens Co.

He also started the only in­ter­na­tional time-share east of Montreal, which draws in tourists from around the world to White Point.

Fawthrop was very ac­tive in the pro­mo­tion of tourism, and was one of the in­stru­men­tal founders of Des­ti­na­tion South West.

He’s also been ac­tive with South Shore Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion, Ho­tel As­so­ci­a­tion of NS and one of the founders of the Nova Sco­tia Tourism Part­ner­ship Coun­cil, which is a part­ner­ship be­tween the tourism in­dus­try and the prov­ince of Nova Sco­tia.

In coun­cil on Oct. 19, Mayor John Leefe said Fawthrop’s con­tri­bu­tion to tourism in Queens Co., the South Shore and of Canada has been im­mense. Coun­cil voted to send a let­ter of recog­ni­tion from the Re­gion of Queens for his work.

Doug Fawthrop is re­tir­ing from White Point Beach Re­sort af­ter 31 years of ser­vice. In his time at the re­sort, White Point has gone from a sea­sonal lodge to a year round tourist des­ti­na­tion.

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