The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) reports strong sponsor and delegate interest in the upcoming Caribbean Travel Marketplace at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan.
CHTA director general Frank Comito said major airlines, tour operators, meeting planners, destinations, hotels and attractions have signed up for the annual event, where the Caribbean travel trade assembles to do business.
Following a meeting with the Host Committee in San Juan, Comito disclosed the overall year-over-year registration pace was encouraging, and assured that all systems were in order for the Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 event.
Marketplace brings together hotel and destination representatives, online travel agents, tour operators, Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) planners, and members of the media.
“We were very encouraged by what we saw in Puerto Rico,” said Comito, who observed the metro area busily preparing for the opening of the winter season.
“The strong recovery from Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm, is a testament to the spirit of the Puerto Rican people as they get their lives back on track and get ready to welcome tourists to the island,” he added, after observing firsthand numerous hotels and restaurants are back in business. “They are ready for us and they are going to be even more ready on Jan. 30 next year.”