Published on : Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) that will host the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace event said that 20 companies will join more than 1,000 delegates who have registered for the January 29 to 31 conference.
To quote CHTA’s Chief Marketing Officer Matt Cooper, “The interest in Jamaica and the Caribbean is reflected in the number of buyers who are attending Marketplace from around the world.”
Cooper said that there would be close to 60 new buyer companies from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States in the leading travel event. These will join about 80 returning buyer companies.
Cooper praised Bartlett for introducing a companion event to Marketplace, the UNWTO and government of Jamaica-hosted small-and-medium-size tourism enterprises (SMTE) conference.
Speaking on behalf of CHTA President Patricia Affonso-Dass, CHTA’s leadership and staff, sponsors and delegates, Cooper spoke about how thrilled CHTA was to return to Jamaica.
He said, “Much has changed since Jamaica last hosted Marketplace in 2014 – locally, regionally and globally – all boding well for the future of Jamaican and Caribbean tourism.”
Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2019 is produced by CHTA in collaboration with the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Jamaica Ministry of Tourism.