Puerto Rico to host 2018 Caribbean Travel Marketplace

The 2018 Caribbean Travel Marketplace is to be held in Puerto Rico.

The Caribbean’s largest marketing event will be held over two days from January 30 to February 1 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

It will be put on by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Convention Centre District Authority (PRCCDA), the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association.

Travel agents, tour operators and meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) planners will have the opportunity to meet with hotels and destinations during the two-day event.

Omar Marrero, executive director of the PRCCDA, said: “We are honoured to host the most important Caribbean tourism event of the year as we evolve our position as a regional leader in the meetings and conventions business.

“CHTA’s strategy to bring more MICE planners to next year’s marketplace is very well aligned with our objective to continue to grow this crucial category.”

In 2017, the Caribbean Travel Marketplace was hosted by The Bahamas and attracted 114 buyer companies from 20 countries.

More than 1,100 delegates from 31 countries participated in more than 10,000 pre-scheduled appointments.

Miguel Vega, chairman of the board of directors for the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association, said: “Caribbean Travel Marketplace is a marquee event that provides an excellent opportunity for stakeholders here to network with some of the world’s leading travel professionals and, more importantly, shares what we offer on our islands to the world.”

More information about the conference can be found at

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