WILLEMSTAD- February 18, 2020 – The Caribbean Travel Marketplace was recently held at the Baha Mar Convention, Arts & Entertainment Center in Nassau, the Bahamas. This fair, organized each year by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), is an excellent opportunity for tourism suppliers and wholesalers of Caribbean vacation travel to connect. It offers an ideal plataform where, over the course of two days, suppliers and buyers can interact face-to-face and come to agreements that will be of benefit to the region. Curaçao is participating at the fair with the aim of securing wholesale bookings, strengthening ties with existing customers, making new contacts, increasing its presence as a destination and generate new sales leads.
The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) shared a booth with the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association (CHATA) and Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), executing 30 one-on-one scheduled meetings with wholesale partners, tour operators and advertising companies. The CTB and CHATA also held a press conference providing information to the local and international media, including updated information on Curaçao’s visitor arrival figures, its tourism product and upcoming tourism projects.
With over 500 delegates registered from more than 170 suppliers, the Caribbean Travel Marketplace is the most prestigious fair in its category. Over 80 buyer companies registered for meetings, including representatives of Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Puerto Rico, England, the United States and more. This year, as a pilot program, the CHTA also included a group of leading travel agents from a number of cities in the United States. The hotel and tourism association has been supporting 33 national hotel associations and over 1,000 hotels and allied members for over 55 years.
Our thanks go to our local partners, Corendon Mangrove Beach Hotel, Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort, AMResorts: Sunscape Curaçao Resort/Dreams Curaçao Resort, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino, CAP and CHATA for their contributions to Curaçao’s presentation at the Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2020.