Gillian Young has joined the St Kitts Tourism Authority as sales representative for the UK.

She will work with travel agents to raise awareness of the Caribbean island among the trade and be responsible for training and destination knowledge.

Young will manage St Kitts’ online training platform (www.stkittsspecialist.com) to help agents increase their knowledge of the destination.

She joins SKTA from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism where she worked as a sales and marketing executive for 11 years.

Young previously worked for travel companies including Going Places, Airtours and Tradewinds.

She said: “I am thrilled to be taking on a fresh challenge in my new role with the St Kitts Tourism Authority.

“The island is a unique gem in the Caribbean and I look forward to helping the destination become even more popular among British travellers.”

Tourism authority CEO Racquel Brown said: “We are pleased to have Gillian on board to help continue raising St Kitts’ profile as a must-visit island in the Caribbean.”