Tourism Officials Launch Trade Focus

Tourism Officials Launch Trade Focus Antigua St. John's - The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority is collaborating with the Antigua Hotel & Tourist Association for the inaugural “Showcase Antigua Barbuda”’ at the Sandals Grande Antigua.

Members of the trade will also be able to benefit from participation in activities organized exclusively for the UK market by the Tourism Authority.

The showcase will offer wholesalers and tour operators the chance to meet for 20-minute pre-scheduled appointments and conduct business with suppliers in Antigua and Barbuda as well as the regional tourism industry.

Cherrie Osborne, UK director of tourism, Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority said: “As one of ABTA’s top ten destination’s to watch, we expect 2014/15 to be Antigua and Barbuda tourism’s year of growth. Showcase Antigua and Barbuda is the ideal opportunity to conduct business and discover what the destination has to offer. We are certainly looking forward to welcoming members of the UK travel trade to Antigua for this event.”

All participants will receive a directory including marketing profiles and product information for buyers and suppliers, along with appointment request forms.

Appointments are only scheduled through buyer requests and perfect matches. Suppliers were encouraged to contact buyers they are interested in meeting well in advance.

Appointments may also be scheduled on-site during “Scheduling Sessions”.

The event, which will take place June 6-7, is free for buyers to attend.

Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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