News for the Hospitality Executive
THE CARIBBEAN (May 21, 2012) - Following a very successful Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2012, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) is returning to The Islands Of The Bahamas with the announcement that the Atlantis, Paradise Island will be the host venue of Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2013 (previously titled Caribbean Marketplace), the requisite business-to-business marketing event for the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry, Jan. 20-22, 2013.
"We received a gracious welcome from the Bahamian people for Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2012 and look forward to returning to the Atlantis, Paradise Island and The Islands Of The Bahamas in 2013," said Josef Forstmayr, president of CHTA. "We look forward to building on the successes we achieved with buyer attendance during the 2012 edition of the event and aim to grow all levels of participation for this premier marketing event for the Caribbean region," added Forstmayr.
In 2012, Caribbean Travel Marketplace saw a 17% increase (over 2011) in buyer companies with 142 in attendance as well as an increase in buyer delegates which totaled 344 versus 314 in 2011. Buyer companies came from Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada (nine companies), Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Japan, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Russia (11 companies), Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom (22 companies) and United States (74 companies).
Hoteliers, tourism providers and tour operators/wholesalersfrom around the world scheduled 12,250 appointments over the course of the two-day Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2012, up from 11,880 appointments in 2011.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies seeking to elevate their presence at this prestigious event. Sponsors will be highlighted throughout the conference, as well as in CHTA's marketing and public relations activities leading up to and following the event. For information about sponsoring the Caribbean Travel Marketplace, contact Gabi Doria at 305-443-3040 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals looking to attend the event can contact CHTA Conferences and Events, 305-443-3040 or email: email@example.com.
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) facilitates the full potential of the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry by serving members' needs and building partnerships in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. Celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2012, CHTA is the voice of the Caribbean hospitality industry for the development of the region in the highly competitive and sophisticated environment of international tourism. Today, tourism is widely recognized as a pivotal industry in the economy of the region - and CHTA functions as the common denominator for this industry in a region of diverse nationalities, languages and styles, identifying mutual problems and marshaling the resources of the active and allied members to devise solutions. CHTA represents all facets of the hospitality industry with more than 725 member hotels and 375 allied members.
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