Ms. Vana Taylor

Ms. Vana Taylor has worked in the Tourism Industry for over thirty years and has held several management positions. In 1983 she started her first company, Sunflower Villas which she still operates and also manages and operates Fisherman’s Point and Skycastles in Ocho Rios, St. Ann.

She has been a Council Member of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association for several years and Area Chairman for the Ocho Rios/Runaway Bay Chapter. She has served as the 4th Vice President of the Association for the past five years and has also served as Vice Chairman of the Allied and Small Accommodation Sector.

Ms. Taylor has a wealth of experience in the Hospitality Industry and has served as the Chairman of the Jamaica Association of Villas & Apartments since 1989. This Association has been representing the Villas and Apartments sector for over forty five years and has lobbied the Government on several matters for its members. Over the years at various times she has been a member of several boards and has chaired several committees. She is presently a member of the Jamaica Tourist Board Marketing Sub-Committee, a board member of the Tourism Product Development Company and chair of the Product Quality/Tourism Training Sub-Committee; a board member of the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chair of the St. Ann/St. Mary Resort Board.

Ms. Taylor is a devoted Catholic and Lay Leader, a Justice of the Peace and has received a Badge of Honour from the Government in 2001 for her services to the Community and Tourism.