WILLEMSTAD- October 19, 2020 – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development (MEO), recently hosted the 7th edition of the Curaçao InfoMart, focusing on Suriname. As a result of the pandemic, this year’s InfoMart was held virtually. Consumers, travel agents, tour-operators, business owners and travel aficionados were invited to visit the virtual fair and receive information on all that Curaçao has to offer. At the same time, established businesses in Suriname were able to connect with Curaçao and forge commercial ties with our local entrepreneurs.
The virtual InfoMart included the participation of 44 tourism-sector partners, such as hotels, apartments, tourist attractions and tour operators. Also, 20 businesses participated in the trade mission, representing sectors such as IT, construction, marketing and communications, the creative sector, the Free Zone and more. In addition to the Curaçaoan partners, Surinamese airlines and tour operators also participated at the InfoMart. “The timing of this year’s InfoMart was perfect considering that travel restrictions for travelers from Suriname are being lifted as of today, October 19,” commented CTB CEO Paul Pennicook.
For three days, consumers in Suriname experienced Curaçao thru video and attractive visuals presented by CTB. Hundreds of consumers visited the virtual InfoMart over the course of these three days. All participants received a “One Night Free” coupon at one of the participating accommodations. Consumers and businesses could also visit the virtual booths to interact and inquire about the products and services offered by the Curaçao team.
The CTB and MEO wish to thank all local partners for their participation in the 7th edition of the Curaçao InfoMart, this year in virtual format. This virtual fair has no doubt added to the continuous promotion of Curaçao as a tourist destination, while creating commercial ties that will support the economic development of our country.