Strong Bahamas Presence at CHA in San Juan
The event, which was held from January 28th to 30th, is the largest business to business gathering of travel and tourism officials in the region.
The marketplace affords tourism suppliers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with tour operators and wholesalers globally that sell Caribbean vacations that come from around the world to attend the show.
As The Islands Of The Bahamas compete with other global tourism regions to secure their share of market, meeting with industry suppliers at CHA and securing contracts is a critical component of the islands strategy to extend its marketing reach and grow new business.
Meetings were conducted with key travel trade partners from the USA, Latin America, Canada, and Europe.
The teams conducted a packed schedule of successful meetings with travel agents, tour operators, travel media and airlines partners over the three- day period.
“The Islands Of The Bahamas team had a successful visit at CHA and we connected with travel partners who delivered core business to the destination”, said the Deputy Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Ellison ‘ Tommy’ Thompson.
Feedback from most of the international partners reported that they had experienced growth in their business to The Bahamas at the end of 2014. They indicated that there is strong demand for information on the opening of Baha Mar, Mega Events and New Airlift.
CHA Marketplace 2015 attracted some 29 Caribbean Countries, 283 Suppliers, 106 Buyers and a total of 1,104 Delegates with 11,396 Pre-Scheduled Appointments.