US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association

Caribbean Travel Marketplace Attracts 14 New Buyer Companies; 11,888 Pre-Scheduled Appointments

Caribbean Travel Marketplace was again a very successful event drawing 301 buyer delegates from 102 companies representing 17 countries that are driving business to the region including Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Out of the 102 companies, there were 14 new buyer companies participating for the first time seven from the USA, two from both Canada and Poland, and one each from Brazil, Japan, and UK. There were 272 supplier companies from 29 countries and 1,084 total delegates in attendance. Buyers and supplier companies pre-scheduled 11,888 appointments with each other in advance while additional appointments were made onsite.

The new dates for Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2016, which will be taking place at Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas, are Jan. 21-23, 2016. The official schedule will be as follows:

– Jan. 18-19, 2016: Leadership Conference

– Jan. 20-21, 2016: CHTA Committee and Board meeting

– January 21-23, 2016: Caribbean Travel Marketplace