Jamaica hosts 2005 trade event

European delegates are expected in greater numbers at next year’s Caribbean Marketplace 2005. The three-day event, which is one of the region’s key trade shows for both business and leisure tourism, is being held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and will run from 9-11 January. It will be the first time that the show, organised by the Caribbean Hotel Association, has been held in Jamaica. This year’s event in San Juan, Puerto Rico, attracted 815 supplier delegates and 400 international buyers. Regional director for the Jamaica Tourist Board David Barber said: "The easy access from Europe will mean an increase in visitor numbers."

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