BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS — Jamaica has been selected to host the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s 42nd Caribbean Travel Marketplace, set to take place in May 2024 in Montego Bay.
The announcement was made jointly by Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and CHTA President Nicola Madden-Greig at CHTA Marketplace in Barbados on May 10. The two-day regional tourism event provides tourism suppliers with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with wholesalers from around the world that sell Caribbean vacation travel.
“It is quite fitting to have Jamaica host this premier regional event as we continue on our path to growth,” said Minister Bartlett. “This event will bring significant benefits to our tourism suppliers and buyers and ultimately create strong partnerships moving forward. It will also provide multi-destination opportunities for participants who may want to have different experiences over the period.”
Next year’s Marketplace, which will return to Jamaica for the first time in five years, will include the 3rd annual CHTA Travel Forum, held in conjunction with the Global Tourism Resilience Crisis and Management Centre (GTRCMC). The forum will focus on issues of sustainability, resilience and diversification to attain forecasted growth prospects for the entire region.
“It has been five years since Caribbean Travel Markeplace has been held in Jamaica and we are happy that this has been finalized to move forward for 2024,” said Madden-Greig. “We are confident that it will be a very fruitful exchange for everyone who will be participating, and we will be announcing the dates and schedule of activities soon.”
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