Diannille has been a St. Kitts tourism professional for over 20 years. Mrs. Taylor-Williams holds a Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Management from UWI as well as certifications in Human Resources Management, French, Tourism Projects in Rural Areas and Community Development in Tourism.
She is currently an advisory board member for the St. Christopher National Trust, former director of the St Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) board, a member of the CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Technical Committee, and the Chair of the St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism and Related Services Technical Committee on Standards.
As Assistant Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Taylor-Williams liaises with the private and public sectors to ensure a successful and responsible tourism product. She has dedicated her professional life to tourism in St. Kitts and has been an integral part of the Ministry of Tourism since 1995. She serves as the focal point for the St. Kitts Sustainable Tourism development program as well as the Chair of the St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council and representative of the Heart of St. Kitts Foundation.
Diannille believes that work in sustainable tourism is “Good for us, better for all” and integral to any and all tourism development. She lives by edict of Martin Luther King Jr: “Whatever your life work is, do it well.”
For me, I see this as a celebration highlighting all of our achievements thus far for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and also as reminder that sustainability is not a destination but rather, a journey.