St. Maarten Tourism trade show Smart cancelledPOSTED: 04/29/16 12:06 PM
St. Maarten News – The St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (Smart) has been canceled. The event was scheduled to take place from May 18 to 20, but the organizers cite “logistical challenges and timing conflicts” as the main reason for the decision.
The French side Tourism Office and the hotel association, the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association and the Dutch side Tourist Bureau are the stakeholders in the event. This fifteenth edition of the show was scheduled to take place at Le Beach Hotel (formerly Beach Plaza) in Marigot.
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience,” the stakeholders said in a press statement. “We will use the bonus planning time to revisit the show format and make innovations to ensure a successful and lucrative Smart 2017 edition.”