CHTA Opens Early Registration for Caribbean Travel Marketplace
By Kerry Medina
August 07, 2012 11:38 PM
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has opened early bird registration for the 31st Caribbean Travel Marketplace (formerly called Caribbean Marketplace) with the islands Of The Bahamas hosting the Caribbean's largest and most important marketing event for the second year in a row, Jan. 20 to 22, 2013 at the Atlantis, Paradise Island.
At the 2012 event, hoteliers, tourism providers and tour operators and wholesalers from around the world had pre-scheduled 12,250 appointments over the course of the two-day event, up from 11,880 appointments in 2011. Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2012 also saw a 17 percent increase in buyer companies with 142 in attendance, 11 of which were from Russia, as well as an increase in buyer delegates which totaled 344 versus 314 in 2011.
Wholesalers, tour operators, meeting planners and suppliers can register at www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/events-mp/event-mp-register.php. Log-in codes for online registration have been sent to all previous participants. Those who have not received a log-in code should contact CHTA at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a log-in code or password is lost or forgotten, there is a feature located on the registration page which can assist delegates with accessing registered accounts.
Buyer registration is $299 per person (after the third buyer delegate, the fee is reduced to $99 per additional delegate), and includes pre-scheduled appointments (if registration is received before Dec. 12, 2012), listing in the electronic Delegate Directory, opening cocktail reception, closing dinner, coffee breaks, entrance to all business and social functions, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, and shuttle bus service between host hotels and the Atlantis, Paradise Island.
Supplier participation at Caribbean Travel Marketplace requires the purchase of a booth. Early bird supplier delegate registration is $329 per person for registrations received by Aug. 13, $349 for registrations received Aug. 14 to Sept. 17, and $429 per person for registrations received after Sept. 17. The registration fee includes pre-scheduled appointments (if registration is received before Dec. 12, 2012), listing in the electronic Delegate Directory, opening cocktail reception, closing dinner, coffee breaks, entrance to all business and social functions, and shuttle bus service between host hotels and the Atlantis, Paradise Island. Hotel accommodations and daily lunch are not included in the registration fee for buyers or suppliers. Lunch is available to delegates for an additional $35 per person, per day for registrations received prior to Jan. 17, 2013.
CHTA has arranged for special hotel rates for Caribbean Travel Marketplace delegates at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. The deadline for special hotel rates is Dec. 21, 2012 (based on space availability).