OJ In Jamaica For The Caribbean Travel Marketplace
The 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace was held in Jamaica this year at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Buyers from around the world attended to meet with suppliers and strike deals for the upcoming winter season.
l-r: CEO and Director General of CHTA Frank Comito, CEO of Scotiabank David Noel,
CHTA President Patricia Affonso-Dass and Matt Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer of
CHTA presented at the CHTA opening press conference.
Sunil Chatrani (left), CEO and Executive Director of Elegant Hotels Group,
delivers his acceptance speech after receiving the Hotelier of the Year 2019 Award.
Tiffany Howard, CEO of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, presented about the
island’s outlook for 2019. Saint Lucia will have a brand new website launching on
4FEB with a virtual reality tour that allows users to explore the island and get a
taste of what they could experience in real life.
Greg Phillip, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority, was a delegate at the CHTA conference.
The island’s Four Seasons will close between JUN and OCT this year to complete a
$40 million upgrade to the property. It is expected to reopen 1OCT 2019 as a
new and improved resort.
Approximately 140 companies and 270 delegates participated in this years event,
with 80 different countries represented. There were also 60 new buyers making an
appearance this year.