The Daily Herald announces that the fourteenth St. Martin/St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (SMART) – where the region comes together to support, interact and promote tourism to the Eastern Caribbean – will be held at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino, May 13 through 15. Attendees to last year’s event concurred that it was the best SMART so far and organisers are determined to surpass everyone’s expectations with the upcoming event.
St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) and the L’Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin, in conjunction with the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and the L’Office du Tourisme de St. Martin are expecting numerous tour operators, travel agents, travel writers, and event planners from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America to return to the island for this important event.
“The tradeshow provides a unique opportunity for local and regional hoteliers and activities providers to present their tourism product, network and negotiate prospective business opportunities. In addition to the pre-organised appointments, throughout the trade show, participants may also set up additional appointments,” said SHTA SMART 2015 kicks off on Wednesday, May 13 “when delegates have the opportunity to meet and mingle with their peers at the Welcome Reception, before a full day of business where participants have set up appointments with travel partners and wholesalers as
The welcome reception to the fourteenth St. Martin/St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (SMART) will be held at the newly opened Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. well as hotel and excursion operations for one-on-one discussions on potential business ventures. “The welcome reception will be hosted around the newly opened five-star Sonesta Ocean Point Resort, the newest and exclusive addition to the Sonesta Group on St. Maarten. The event will be closed off with an impressive and memorable farewell party.
“After years of success and progress, in addition to St. Martin/St. Maarten, other islands attending this event now include Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barths, Statia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Barbados. It has become a very significant event for the entire region in recent years, one that should not be missed.” Registration forms and details will be available on the SHTA website, or through contacting the office by email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 542-0108 on weekdays.