The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is making a comeback.
The popular industry event is set to return in October in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after having been canceled last year amid the pandemic. (A virtual version was held in its place).
This year’s Marketplace is set for Oct 3-5.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant pent-up desire for fellowship with regional colleagues and business connections from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and elsewhere,” said Nicola Madden-Greig, President of CHTA. ““Over the past two years, there have been numerous changes across our destinations, which have added new products and services. Many hotels and attractions have undergone major renovations so this will be the time to find out in great detail all that the Caribbean now has to offer in one setting.”
This year’s event comes as the CHTA is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
In a statement, the CHTA it believed “the region is well-poised to experience a sustained robust recovery from the pandemic.”
“Marketplace will provide traditional and new buyers – from across all segments and representing varied specialties – with a distinct opportunity to explore the wide range of offerings of CHTA’s 33 member destinations as they connect with numerous Caribbean travel suppliers,” said Vanessa Ledesma, acting CEO and Director General of CHTA.
Caribbean bookings in 2022, have been “encouraging to date,” the CHTA said, pointing to the need to maintain and grow business in 2023, the organization said.
“We are honored to be chosen as the host destination for Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2022 and excited to welcome its members alongside suppliers, buyers and travel advisors from around the world,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “It is an incredible opportunity to showcase all that our island has to offer, as we look to an exciting future for our industry, including the most technologically advanced convention center in the Caribbean, the groundbreaking Distrito T-Mobile entertainment complex and the vibrancy of our culture paired alongside the magical natural wonders only found here.”
For more, visit Caribbean Travel Marketplace.