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San Juan to Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2018

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 19, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico will play host to the next edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference.

The Caribbean’s largest marketing event, it will be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2018.

“Puerto Rico takes great pride in announcing that this prestigious travel event will be returning to our island,” said José Izquierdo, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC). He said that PRTC looks forward to working with CHTA officials, its members and all on-island partners to welcome delegates to ‘La Isla del Encanto’ (Island of Enchantment).”

Next year’s event will include two days of business meetings matching hotels and destinations with online travel agents, tour operators and meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions planners.

“We are honored to host the most important Caribbean tourism event of the year as we evolve our position as a regional leader in the meetings and conventions business,” said Omar Marrero, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority.

Last year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace was hosted at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, attracting 114 buyer companies from 20 countries, along with 1,100 delegates from 31 countries.

“CHTA’s strategy to bring more MICE planners to next year’s Marketplace is very well aligned with our objective to continue to grow this crucial category,” said Marrero, who is also the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority.

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