Caribbean tourism stakeholders are abuzz at the announcement by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association that its bedrock Caribbean Travel Marketplace will return on October 3-5.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has called for a concerted effort by Caribbean government leaders to boost intra-regional travel, while fostering greater parity, clarity and consistency for travel.
The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has confirmed Caribbean Travel Marketplace will return in person in the spring. However, no date or location were given for the show.
Award-winning Jamaican businesswoman Nicola Madden-Greig was elevated to the position of president during the annual general meeting.
Caribbean Travel Marketplace will offer buyers from around the world a chance to refresh their portfolios as they prepare for the post-Covid-19 revival of travel and tourism.
The show is considered the premier annual gathering in the region, where Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals meet with colleagues and international buyers and sellers.
From January 7th Canada has required all residents and travellers entering from the Caribbean provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test before their departure.
Pablo Torres said this was thanks to the protocols and partnerships implemented throughout the region to help lessen the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In April, CHTA appealed for a response from those tour operators which had failed to reimburse hotels for first quarter stays by travellers who had made their payments to the tour operators well in advance of their travel.