Bahamas Announced As 2020 Caribbean Travel Marketplace Host
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
The 38th edition of the Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean's marquee tourism marketing event, will take place in The Bahamas at Baha Mar's Performing Arts and Convention Centre from 21-23JAN 2020.
The event will be held in collaboration with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), with the support of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board and Baha Mar.
Produced by CHTA, Caribbean Travel Marketplace brings together hotel and destination representatives; wholesalers and tour operators; online travel agencies; Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) planners; and members of the media for several days of appointment-based business meetings, allowing for attendees to maximize their stay with an array of slotted business-generating opportunities.
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.
"We have a long and successful history producing this event in The Bahamas, and we believe that 2020 will be another exceptional year," said Frank Comito, CEO and Director General of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), who was at the helm of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association for over 10 years.
This will be the third time the Caribbean Travel Marketplace is hosted in The Bahamas, previously being held there in 2016 and 2017.