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Hundreds of buyers and supliers for the Jamaica holiday industry meet in the island

  • 11-May-10 08:47
  • Jamaica
  • Holiday Industry

A large numbers of buyers and suppliers will be gathering in Jamaica today to attend the 20th edition of the Jamaica Product Exchange. Over the next 3 days attendees will engage in discussions concerning the investment on various Jamaica holiday products

Hundreds of buyers and supliers for the Jamaica holiday industry meet in the island

Numerous overseas buyers and local suppliers in the tourism sector interested in investing or providing for the Jamaica holidays market will be soon meeting in the Jamaican resort ofMontego Bay, from 11th - 13th May for the 20th staging of the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX).

This annual event, founded by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), offers international buyers and suppliers in the travel sector with the ideal forum for meeting with travel wholesalers and tour operators in a professionally-organised business exchange promoting further investment in Jamaica holidays and the Jamaica holiday product.

Over the course of the next 3 days, participants will engage in discussions; appointment scheduling; networking and scheduled tours of Jamaica hotels and other popular attractions that attract many visitors to come on Jamaica holidays as a favourite Caribbean holiday destination.

Wayne Cummings, President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), told JIS News that the three-day affair is a marketing opportunity for the hospitality industry in Jamaica, and brings in major travel partners to come and meet with the hotels and attractions to do contracts, site inspections and generally have a mix of business and social events.

Approximately 72 buyer delegates and 128 suppliers have confirmed to participate with strong representation from main markets such as United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

"JAPEX is one more opportunity for us to say who we are, why we are here and what it is that we are doing," Cummings stated, noting that the event affords suppliers the medium to interact with the travel community and "get a sense of what the rest of the year will look like going into the summer and other seasons."

"There are trade shows held across the world but because this one is uniquely Jamaican, it means that focus will be placed on the Jamaican product with buyers, who are looking to make the best deals to sell Jamaican products. They are coming here to look at the new products, the refurbished products and what Jamaica has going for it," the JHTA President highlighted.

As Jamaica's premier tourism trade show, JAPEX is supported by every Jamaican organisation involved in the development, promotion and sale of Jamaica holidays.

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