SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT HONORS MANDOO SEALES, RENOWNED TOUR GUIDE, WITH SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD
St. George, February 8, 2010 -- Mandoo Seales, Grenada's internationally known Tour Guide, was uncharacteristically caught off guard at last Wednesday's cocktail reception hosted by Spice Island Beach Resort's Sir Royston O. Hopkin, KCMG, and Lady Hopkin.
Dressed in all white as is the norm, Mandoo received a Service
Excellence Award in recognition of his contribution to Grenada's
Tourism Industry by demonstrating exceptionally high standards when
providing enlightening tours to the island's visitors.
During his brief remarks, Sir Royston expressed appreciation for
Mandoo's willingness to provide tours to travel writers and industry
partners hosted by the resort. "His answer is always 'sure!' and he
never quotes a rate, leaving it instead to our discretion. Mandoo is
one of the few who understands this business, and the importance of
contributing to it in the way that he has done over the years," added
the resort's chairman and managing director.
Sir Royston also lauded Mandoo's other contributions which include
lecturing in schools, thereby instilling in students the value and
importance of tourism to Grenada's economy.
Grenada's Minister of Tourism, Honourable Glynis Roberts, also had
words of gratitude to Mandoo for his generosity. "Every year, I
arrange a picnic outing for senior citizens in my constituency on
Mother's Day. Mandoo always provides his buses free of charge and the
mothers enjoy his company," said Minister Roberts.
When it was his turn to speak, Mandoo was brief and to the point. He
said, "Thanks for the vote of confidence. Sir Royston knows he can
always count on me." He made special mention of two repeat guests in
attendance at the cocktail evening who were reminding him how much they
enjoyed their tour with him two years ago.
"Mandoo is known as the 'encyclopedic tour guide,' and his name is
known far and wide. This week he appeared in an article in Britain's
popular OK! magazine. Mandoo provided a private tour to the writer who
had nothing but praise for his extensive knowledge of Grenada's
treasures," Sir Royston said.