montego bay jamaica conference
The Secrets Wild Orchid resort in Montego Bay.

Montego Bay, Jamaica Is Hosting the Caribbean’s Biggest Travel Conference Next Month

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 8, 2024

Hotel companies. Tour operators. Airlines. Tourist boards. Meeting planners. Travel advisors. Media professionals. Caribbean Travel Marketplace is the world’s biggest Caribbean travel conference, and it’s back again this year in the heart of Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

This year’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is being hosted at the Montego Bay Convention Center, the 42nd annual staging of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s signature event, running from May 20-23, 2024. 

The event, which brings together buyers and suppliers for the Caribbean’s biggest industry, 

This year’s event will have some new additions, including the incorporation of meetings and incentive industry with the first-ever Caribbean MICE Exchange, hosting 20 of the top meeting planners in the industry. 

the montego bay convention center is hosting
The Montego Bay Convention Center.

That’s along with signatures like the Caribbean Travel Forum, which focuses on “Visioning a New Tourism Landscape for the Caribbean,” and an awards luncheon for the Caribbean Hotelier of the Year and the Destination Resilience award, among others. 

More than 150 buyer companies are already signed on to attend, joined by 86 buyer companies. That includes 14 new companies from the European market. 

“We’re thrilled to be heading back to Jamaica for the Caribbean Travel Marketplace! The response from buyers has been really promising. And now, with the addition of other markets like MICE Buyers, Travel Advisors, and Wedding Planners, there’s even more opportunity for sellers,” CHTA Acting CEO and Director General Vanessa Ledesma told Caribbean Journal. “It’s a fantastic chance to meet a diverse range of qualified buyers and industry players all in one spot, saving you on time and travel expenses.”

Other innovations include the new Marketplace Responsible Tourism Day, which gives members and attendees a chance to “directly give back to the community,” Ledesma said. 

“While Marketplace contributes to the destination as a whole, Responsible Tourism Day ensures a direct impact on the Montego Bay Community. Going forward, Responsible Tourism Day will be a permanent part of the Marketplace program,” she said. 

Overall, some 1,000 delegates are expected to attend this year’s conference, including representatives from destinations ranging from Antigua and Barbuda to the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

If you’re involved in the business of Caribbean tourism and hospitality, it’s something you simply cannot miss. 

To learn more about how to register, visit Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Popular Posts cape santa maria

From Anguilla to Aruba, the Best Caribbean Beaches to Visit This Summer

Forget the Hamptons, forget Santorini. And Florida? There’s a reason snowbirds go home in the summer. If you’re looking for a summertime beach getaway, the Caribbean is it. The water is deliciously warm, the trade winds keep you cool and […]

From Belize to Grenada, 10 Little Caribbean Beach Resorts to Visit Right Now 


There are different resorts for different vacations, different tastes, different moods. For some, there’s something delicious about a pint-sized, tiny Caribbean resort, where the emphasis is on the intimate, the serene. Where the soundtrack isn’t a piped-in DJ set, but […]

Southwest Airlines Is Starting New Flights to Turks and Caicos, Cayman and The Bahamas 

beach at palms resort with umbrellas

Orlando has become an increasingly important source market for Caribbean travel in recent years, with carriers like Spirit and JetBlue adding new routes to the region to destinations like Cancun, Punta Cana and Puerto Rico.  Now, another carrier has is […]

Related Posts st maarten dominican republic flights

Two New Hotels Are Coming to the Dominican Republic’s Capital 

A pair of new hotels will soon debut in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, part of the expansion of Southeast Asian operator Archipelago International.  The company, whose Caribbean operations have been focused in Cuba, will be opening two new hotels in […]

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica

negril jamaica caribbean photo

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jennifer Vaandering, who sent in this beautiful shot of Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to with CPOTW in […]

JetBlue Is Adding a New Nonstop Route From Westchester to Puerto Rico 

caribe hilton puerto rico

If you’ve been following the Caribbean lately, you know just how many new routes have been coming to Puerto Rico since the pandemic. Seemingly every week there’s a new nonstop route from somewhere in the mainland United States.  It’s a […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You