The Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event will be held in Jamaica next year. The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association officially announced that the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from January 29th-31st, 2019.
Jamaica prime minister, Andrew Holness, has welcome the support of tourism stakeholders in St. James after the government rolled-out a series of increased security measures to curb crime in the area. The move has led some to question the safety of tourists in the popular Montego Bay resorts.
Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and lies just south of Cuba. This is an island that boasts something for everyone with hundreds of miles of unspoilt, quiet beaches and a colourful cultural and cosmopolitan heritage. Jamaica is widely considered to have the most stunning landscapes to explore. Here Breaking Travel News finds out more.
With the property currently undergoing a comprehensive redevelopment, Breaking Travel News here speaks to Sandro Fabris, general manager at the luxurious Half Moon in Jamaica, about his ambitious plans for the resort. He also tells us about the significance of hospitality as a driving force in the development of the human capital of the Caribbean island.
Frank Comito, director general at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, tells Breaking Travel News only with cooperation between public and private sector stakeholders will the hospitality sector flourish in the region.
After the successful hosting of the UNWTO-sponsored Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth, Jamaica prime minister Edmund Bartlett here tells Breaking Travel News what the event means the hospitality sector in the Caribbean.
John Byles, chief executive at Jamaica-based Chukka Caribbean Adventures, tells Breaking Travel News about the value of multi-stop tourism in the region and what the company contributes to the market.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Dittie Guise, general manager at the Montego Convention Centre, as the facility hosts the UNWTO conference on sustainable tourism. Guise also discusses the recent recognition by the World Travel Awards, with the property having taken the title of Caribbean’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre.
Caribbean tourism hotspots Jamaica and the Dominican Republic have unveiled plans for closer cooperation in a range of areas. Signing a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the United Nations Global Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth, the destinations pledged to increase collaboration in tourism, trade, sports, culture, and education.