Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica will once again play host to tourism stakeholders and companies in the first quarter of 2019 for the next Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM) conference, Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett announced Friday.
I am very pleased to announce that Jamaica will once again play host to an important tourism event, which will see thousands of delegates, stakeholders and investors in attendance from across the region. It is an incredible achievement for our country and I am certain we will reap significant benefits. – Bartlett
The Caribbean Travel Market is the largest and most prominent tourism marketing event in the Caribbean, which serves as an important platform to enhance exchanges between tourism suppliers from around the world. This annual event brings together thousands of suppliers and give them the opportunity to connect with wholesalers from the Caribbean over the course of two days.
It showcases hotels, tourist boards, destination management companies, tour operators, airlines among others related to the travel industry.
The Minister is currently in Puerto Rico attending the 2018 annual CTM conference where he gave an update on the Global Resilience Centre, that be located at the University of the West Indies, with oversight from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the World Travel & Tourism Council and CHTA.
The centre, which was recently endorsed by the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, will be designed to assist affected states to combat disruptive events and strengthen capacity to predict and manage crises. It will also include a Sustainable Tourism Observatory, which will assist preparedness, management and disaster recovery which impact tourism and threaten economies.
Bartlett also announced plans to host another international conference in Montego Bay, with special focus on Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises in January 2019.