Pelican Bay Hotel Leads The Charge In Promoting Grand Bahama

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Pelican Bay has been represented at CHTA (spell out) Caribbean travel Marketplace for the past 5years. Operations Manager Della Bridgewater and Reservations Supervisor Dominique Smith are pictured at this year's event promoting the newly renovated rooms and upgraded facilities. (Photo credit Pelican Bay Hotel for Barefoot Marketing)

With more than $4 million dollars invested in room renovations last year, Pelican Bay seized the opportunity to promote their new décor and upgraded facilities at the recent 2019 Caribbean Hotel Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Known as the ‘Happiest Hotel’ on Grand Bahama, Pelican Bay was represented at CHTA by Operations Manager Della Bridgewater and Reservations Supervisor Dominique Smith. The team joined over five hundred industry delegates representing over 147 companies all
showcasing their destinations to tour buyers and vacation companies.

“CHTA Marketplace was an opportunity for us to show off our newly
renovated rooms to all of the tourism sectors represented,” said PB
Operations Manager Della Bridgewater. “Pelican Bay has attended CHTA for the past fifteen years, and many of the wholesalers that sell Caribbean vacation travel who attend CHTA are longtime clients of the hotel. Everyone was enthusiastic about our renovations and loved our new look especially the new gym and spa facilities we added.”

The trip to CHTA Caribbean Travel Marketplace is a continuation of the
momentum surrounding the hotel’s unveiling of forty-five newly renovated rooms last December. The property is presently renovating an additional forty-two rooms, which are expected to be completed and available for booking by the end of March. The upgraded facilities incorporate a vibrant European décor with island accents and include new furniture, new bathroom fixtures, new technology, and new air-conditioning units. Corporate and Leisure guests of the hotel can look forward to enjoying an authentic Bahamian island experience with more style, comfort and relaxation.

The Pelican Bay Team had the opportunity to showcase the new room decor to longtime clients and new potential buyers like TradeFirst, a membership exchange program. Pictured left to right are Operations Manager Della Bridgewater and Reservation Supervisor Dominique Smith are Peter Rose, TradeFirst Director of Hospitality and Steve Schroeder, TradeFirst Director of Advertising and Media Operations.

(Photo credit Pelican Bay Hotel for Barefoot Marketing)

Now in its 37th year, CHTA Caribbean Travel Marketplace is the leading tourism event where delegates from Caribbean countries meet buyers from around the world. This year’s event hosted the first ever contingent of Chinese travel buyers, in addition to sixty new companies from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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