Following a very successful Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2012, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) is returning to The Bahamas with the announcement that the Atlantis, Paradise Island, will be the host venue of Caribbean Travel Market place 2013.
Previously titled Caribbean Marketplace, the requisite business-to-business marketing event for the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry is billed to take place January 20-22, 2013.
“We received a gracious welcome from the Bahamian people for Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2012 and look forward to returning to the Atlantis, Paradise Island, and the islands of The Bahamas in 2013,” said Josef Forstmayr, president of CHTA.
“We look forward to building on the successes we achieved with buyer attendance during the 2012 edition of the event and aim to grow all levels of participation for this premier marketing event for the Caribbean region,” added Forstmayr.
Increase In 2012, Caribbean Travel Marketplace saw a 17 per cent increase (over 2011) in buyer companies with 142 in attendance as well as an increase in buyer delegates which totalled 344 versus 314 in 2011.
Buyer companies came from Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada (nine companies), Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Japan, Martinique, Mexico, Nether lands, Peru, Russia (11 companies), Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom (22 companies) and United States (74 companies).
Hoteliers, tourism providers and tour operators/wholesalers from around the world scheduled 12,250 appointments over the course of the two-day Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2012, up from 11,880 appointments in 2011. Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies seeking to elevate their presence at this prestigious event.
Sponsors will be highlighted throughout the conference as well as in CHTA’s marketing and public relations activities leading up to and following the event. Individuals looking to attend the event can contact CHTA Conferences and Events, 305-443-3040 or email: events@ caribbeanhoteland tourism.com.