Alec Sanguinetti, Director General and CEO for the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) announced that Caribbean Marketplace 2005 will be headquartered at Half Moon Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Previously held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Cancœn, Mexico, the 2005 event scheduled for Jan. 9 - 11, 2005, will mark the second time Caribbean Marketplace is held in Jamaica; the first time was in 1985 in Kingston.
“The venue is generating much anticipation among buyers and suppliers who look forward to attending Caribbean Marketplace again in Jamaica, which enjoys excellent air access, after almost 20 years” said Sanguinetti.
A 50,000 square foot, air conditioned tent will be erected at Half Moon to accommodate the over 2000 buyer and supplier delegates this event is expected to attract.
The 400-acre resort, which has the largest conference facilities in Montego Bay, will also accommodate additional meeting and business outlets during the three-day show, while other resorts in the Montego Bay area will provide additional accommodations and social events.
Caribbean Marketplace is recognised as the most important tourism marketing event of the year for the Caribbean region. It brings together Caribbean tourism suppliers from 36 Caribbean destinations to meet with qualified international buyers - wholesalers, incentive buyers, meeting planners, group buyers and dive shop owners - from around the world.