Caribbean Marketplace is the premier marketing event of the Caribbean hospitality industry, it encompasses two days of business meetings that match buyers and suppliers through a computerized program of appointments. The business appointments set the tone of vacation packaging over the next year.
The format of the event is two days of pre-scheduled business appointments. Buyers and Suppliers meet face-to-face to discuss existing contracts, develop packages, and contract for future business.
Buyers are wholesalers, incentive buyers, meeting planners, group buyers and dive shop owners - from the USA, Canada, Caribbean, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Europe. Buyers can choose appointments with a range of suppliers from 36 different national hotel associations representing our intimate inns, guesthouses and villas, business, meeting and incentive, time-share, all-inclusive and chain hotels from the entire Caribbean region.
Caribbean Tourism Suppliers are from 36 Caribbean destinations.
One of the primary reasons that Caribbean Marketplace is successful and productive for its participants, year after year, is the active participation of the international buyers in the Matchmaker© appointment scheduling process which matches Buyer and Supplier mutual requests, Buyer requests, and supplier requests, in that order.
Beyond networking, Caribbean Marketplace is above all business-making. It provides indications on how the tourism season will go, what the trends will be, and how offer will meet demand.
International buyers are invited to attend Caribbean Marketplace based on their proven capability or potential to sell the Caribbean as a destination. The Caribbean Marketplace International Buyer Screening Committees, overseen by the Caribbean Hotel Association, qualify and approve the buyers.
Visit: Caribbean Marketplace 2012