The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority with the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association successfully hosted the 5th annual “Showcase Antigua Barbuda,” on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in St. John’s, Antigua with over 150 attendees, including over 10 buyers from the US. This is following upon the previous four successful years for the travel industry business-to-business event. The Antigua Barbuda Showcase is an intensive meeting and informational event for wholesalers, tour operators from around the world to meet with regional suppliers of the Eastern Caribbean tourism industry. In addition to featuring local suppliers from Antigua and Barbuda, the event included suppliers from Guadeloupe and Nevis and international travel trade media.
Showcase Antigua and Barbuda attracts over 35 major tour operators from North America, Europe and the United Kingdom, providing an amazing opportunity for tour operators worldwide to converge, discuss business partnerships directly with hotel owners from the region. It served as a unique opportunity for the over 26 local suppliers to provide updates on their services and properties firsthand, especially with buyers from the key markets including the US, Canada, UK and Europe to ensure the upcoming year is a success for tourism.
Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew’da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Voted the World Travel Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017 Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination, the twin-island paradise offers visitors two uniquely distinct experiences, ideal temperatures year-round, a rich history, vibrant culture, exhilarating excursions, award-winning resorts, mouth-watering cuisine and 365 stunning pink and white-sand beaches – one for every day of the year. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua comprises 108-square miles with rich history and spectacular topography that provides a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson’s Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Antigua’s tourism events calendar includes the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, and the annual Antigua Carnival; known as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival. Barbuda, Antigua’s smaller sister island, is the ultimate celebrity hideaway. The island lies 27 miles north-east of Antigua and is just a 15-minute plane ride away. Barbuda is known for its untouched 17 mile stretch of pink sand beach and as the home of the largest Frigate Bird Sanctuary in the Western Hemisphere. Find information on Antigua & Barbuda at: visitantiguabarbuda.us or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.