the team

Jacqueline Sybrandy-Held

Jacqueline Sybrandy-Held – Regional Manager

North America

“The island vibe, its people, culture, food and its total feel. I live where everyone wants to vacation.”

Jacqueline Sybrandy-Held will oversees the development and implementation of sales and branding efforts for the CTB within the North American market. In her role she is responsible for growth in tourism arrivals, management of the region’s team and provision of (statistical) management information.

Keenly qualified for the role, Sybrandy-Held has worked within the island’s tourism space since 2008 when she began her career at Floris Suite Hotel. Since then, she has worked at various hotels in Curaçao across departments including reservations, convention services, events, sales and marketing and most recently, as general manager at Blue Bay Hotel and Services. Prior to that she was Director of Sales & Marketing at Baoase Luxury Resort.

While she was born and raised in the Netherlands, her grandfather comes from Curacao. She has been living on the island for more than 15 years and call Curaçao her true home.

Contact details:

Phone: +599 9 461-8200

Elaine Hart – Francisca – Regional Manager


“There is nothing more special than sharing and selling my island, Curaçao, as an authentic tourism destination.”

Elaine started her tourism career at the Curaçao Tourist Board, right after she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Tourism and Hospitality Management. She first started off in the Marketing Department, coordinating all the marketing and public relations initiatives for both the Caribbean and the South American markets.

Now as the Regional Manager of the Caribbean, Elaine has the amazing opportunity to manage the Caribbean region, i.a. further reinforce trade relationships within the markets, to achieve the primary goal of increasing the Caribbean visitor arrival numbers.

Elaine remains at your service for any questions you may have about our beautiful destination, let’s work together on increasing intra-Caribbean travel.

Contact details:

Phone: +599 9 510-8081

Susan Vrolijk – Regional Manager


“I love sharing the passion I feel for our beautiful island with our European travel partners.”

Susan Vrolijk was appointed as regional manager – Europe in February 2024. With a wealth of experience in marketing and communication across different roles in the consultancy business, Susan is now taking on the responsibility to promote her beloved home island of Curaçao to European travelers.

Curaçao is so much more than just sun, sea and beach. Once you have visited Curaçao, you will bring home the warmth and hospitality of the people, the colors, vibes and tastes that will remind you of our unique island in the Southern Caribbean. The best thing about my job is the product and the people. We are continuously developing to increase the quality of our product. I personally think that is very important.

Contact details:

Phone: +31 612 992 982