Association stages the event from January 31st at Atlantis, Paradise Island.
In addition to CHTA, Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2017 will be organised with the support of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board, Paradise Island Tourism Development Association and The Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association.
“We are delighted to announce that next year CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace will once again be hosted here on our beloved Islands of The Bahamas.
“We look forward to welcoming back those delegates who joined us this year as well as inviting new travel partners to enjoy our hospitality and see first-hand the exciting new products and experiences which The Bahamas and the Caribbean offer,” said Joy Jibrilu, director general, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
CHTA will be adding several new components to the event aimed at attracting even more buyers and suppliers.
“The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association welcomes the opportunity to co-host Caribbean Travel Marketplace along with our partners at the Ministry of Tourism, NPIPB and PITDA.
“Marketplace is an invaluable forum for showcasing the incredible range of hotel and tourism-related offerings available in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean.
“Atlantis is the ideal host property for this event, providing one location for the more than 1,000 attendees to meet, network, and enjoy themselves.
“We will be offering attendees the opportunity to discover The Bahamas through pre- and post-trips to our Family Islands, Grand Bahama and to several new properties just completed or under development in Nassau and on Paradise Island,” said BHTA president Stuart Bowe.
Caribbean Travel Marketplace affords tourism suppliers the vital opportunity to meet face-to-face with wholesalers from around the world selling Caribbean vacation packages over the course of two days of business meetings.
CHTA hopes to build on its success from 2016 by expanding its outreach to wholesalers in Latin America and emerging destinations as well as tour operators specializing in niche markets.
As a result of the concerted efforts made by CHTA, Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2016 attracted 19 new buyer companies, bringing the total to 109 companies.
In addition to the buyers, there were 243 suppliers and over 1,000 delegates in attendance at Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2016.