Antigua and Barbuda: The ABTA – Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association (ABHTA) have excitedly announced the eighth edition of Showcase Antigua and Barbuda had been scheduled to take place from June 7 to June 9, 2023.
The event will be a dedicated travel business-to-business event which aims at increasing businesses in the destination. The main source markets will be the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean region. The event will, indeed, attract businessmen to the nation, where they will experience the on-island suppliers ranging from accommodation providers, airlines, destination management companies and more.
The first Vice Chairman of the ABHTA, Alex de Brito, praised the Showcase as an essential platform by introducing two new elements. ABHTA highlighted, “Showcase Antigua Barbuda continues to be a hugely beneficial platform for the members of the ABHTA. This year, we introduced two new elements, the Destination Roundtable and Experience Antigua and Barbuda day. Both additions allowed us to focus on strategizing for the growth of Tourism while exposing our visiting travel partners to the unique experiences of Antigua and Barbuda.”
Furthermore, Minister of Tourism and Investment, Charles Max Fernandez, noted that “the uniqueness of our destination has to be relayed through the eyes of our travel partners first before potential visitors can experience it. It presents an opportunity for our travel partners to learn initially, experience intermediary and finally… position Antigua and Barbuda as the ideal vacation destination. Showcase Antigua and Barbuda 2023 is a must-do for any Travel Partner who wants to stay ahead of the game”.
CEO of the ABTA, Colin C. James, mentioned, “Antigua and Barbuda have incredible new product offerings that will be coming on stream in 2023. We will continue to entice our trade partners with our beautiful twin island destination by continuing to highlight our key pillars”.