Smart tradeshow opens May 25 at Westin hotelPOSTED: 04/11/11 12:41 PM
St. Maarten – Hundreds of travel writers, hotel suppliers and tour organizers are expected to return to St. Maarten for the tenth edition of the annual regional tradeshow Smart. The event will be held at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa from May 25 to 27.
The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA and the French-side L’Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin host the show together with the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and L’Office du Tourisme de St. Martin.
SMART is a unique trade show where local and regional hoteliers and activity programs promote their offerings to global tourism bookers and media. These four event organizers have gained an immense opportunity to host the event because the travel professionals who attend it are positioned to drive future visitor bookings to the island.
The public private partnership of the local hotel associations and tourism bureaus is charged with promoting the local tourism and encouraging the islands of the North Eastern Caribbean region to participate in this event. It gives local hoteliers and activities the opportunity to present their tourism product, network and negotiate prospective business opportunities. These islands include: Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barths Statia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Barbados, St. Maarten and St. Martin.
The tradeshow opens with a party at the Westin on May 25, followed by one full day of pre-scheduled appointments and activities.
Registration for the event is now available! To register or become a SMART 2011 partner contact the SHTA main office at 542 01 08.
For additional information visit www.shta.com/SMART or send an email to SMART@shta.com.