Miles B M Mercera is the President & CEO for the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association. Born in the Netherlands but raised on the ABC islands in the Dutch Caribbean. His educational background includes an Associates Degree in Hotel Management from the Aruba Hotel School, Bachelors Degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Management by the University of Curaçao and a Masters Degree in Consultancy & Entrepreneurship by the Rotterdam Business School. He started his career when he was just 20 years old at Starwood Hotels & Resorts head office in Holland as the new-bee in Online Marketing & Social Media Marketing and continued to develop himself with the Tourism Board for the island of Bonaire in charge of Online Marketing and later on joined the hotel association in Curaçao as their Marketing & Product advocate. Celebrating 50 years of Tourism in Curaçao, Miles represents the new generation of Tourism and destination marketing for the island of Curaçao.