Caribbean Travel Marketplace is heading to this sunny island in 2020
(L-R) Fred Lounsberry, CEO, Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board; BHTA President Carlton Russell; CHTA CEO Frank Comito; CHTA First Vice President Karen Whitt; Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D'Aguilar; and Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar at yesterday's press conference.

Caribbean Travel Marketplace is heading to this sunny island in 2020

NASSAU — Pack your bags! The 38th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will take place in The Bahamas in 2020.

The announcement was made by Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) last weekend, who also noted that the event will be held in collaboration with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA).

Produced by CHTA, Caribbean Travel Marketplace will take place at Baha Mar, the country’s newest integrated resort destination, from Jan. 21-23, 2020.

“We are thrilled to return to The Bahamas and in particular for this opportunity to showcase to the world’s travel industry the incredible destination of Baha Mar, and all the rich and diverse offerings of The Bahamas and the Caribbean,” said Comito. “We have a long and successful history producing this event in The Bahamas, and we believe that 2020 will be another exceptional year.”

Caribbean Travel Marketplace brings together hotel and destination representatives, wholesalers and tour operators, online travel agencies, MICE planners and media for several days of appointment-based business meetings. CHTA will continue to target emerging markets, building on its success in bringing 64 new buyer companies, including 18 new Chinese buyers, to its 2019 gathering in Montego Bay.

Graeme Davis, President of Baha Mar, said that the island is “honoured to once again host. “The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association has been instrumental in growing tourism to our islands, and we look forward to showcasing the contemporary glamour and allure of The Bahamas to CHTA members and businesses influencing global travel to this iconic part of the world.”

Baha Mar is home to three global hotel operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood – as well as over 40 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, over 200,000 square feet of meeting space, more than 2,000 rooms, multiple pools, the Caribbean’s only ESPA spa, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course and over 30 luxury retail outlets.

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