Published on : Thursday, January 25, 2018
CHTA said that demand among travel industry stakeholders to do business in the region was encouraging, given the continued interest and registration response for the annual event.
CHTA Director General Frank Comito said plans for Marketplace 2018, to be held from January 30 to February 1, 2018, were now in the advanced stages, and that the association was on track to eclipse the 1,000-delegate mark before the start of the event.
Comito said Puerto Rico, which was among Caribbean islands impacted by September’s two Category 5 hurricanes, is on the rebound and “more than ready to host this year’s edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace.
It said more than 200 delegates from close to 100 buyer companies, 19 of which are new to the conference, including four new MICE companies, have registered. Buyer companies hail from Argentina, the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay.
CHTA said it produces Caribbean Travel Marketplace in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Meet Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association.