Former Spice Girl Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown has been named British Tourism Ambassador for the Caribbean island of Nevis.
His appointment – by the Nevis Tourism Authority – is with immediate effect and as part of her new role, she will help to raise the profile of this small destination.
Melanie’s father is from Nevis, which is part of the Leeward Islands, and she first traveled there as a child. The singer traveled again in 2018 to pay her respects after the death of her paternal great-grandmother, who reached the age of 107.
She said: “I feel incredibly honored to have been asked to be an ambassador for Nevis. It’s not just a part of where I come from but it’s part of who I am, it’s the country of my father’s origin and it is still the place where so many members of my family still live.
“For me, it’s a huge deal. I’m excited to learn more about this beautiful island and I’m excited to share that knowledge with the rest of the world. I want to put Nevis on the map.”
During her tenure as Ambassador, Melanie will visit the island and work with the Nevis Tourism Authority to promote its varied and exciting tourism experiences now that the island is once again open to all visitors after nearly two years due to of the pandemic.
Devon Liburd of the Nevis Tourism Authority added: ‘We are so proud to call Melanie a Nevisian. From her success as the Spice Girl, both musically and the difference she made in society, to the wonderful work she does with Women’s Aid and now being recognized as an MBE, she is a true inspiration to us all.
“We are honored and delighted to be working with Melanie to showcase all that this beautiful island has to offer and the first job in her new role will be to return to visit us all.”
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