St. Maarten Tourism trade show SMART this year on the French St. Martin

POSTED: 04/20/16 4:42 PM

St. Maarten News – The fifteenth St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (Smart) – is scheduled for May 18 to 20 at Le Beach Hotel (the former Beach Plaza Hotel) in Marigot.  Smart is the largest trade show in the North Eastern Caribbean for tour operators, travel agents, travel writers, and event planners from the US, Canada, Europe, and Latin America.

The online registration for participation is now available via www.smart2016.net.

Last year’s attendees concurred that it was a successful event. Organizers are, once again preparing to surpass expectations with the 2016 edition.

The L’Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin, L’Office du Tourisme de St. Martin in conjunction with the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association are expecting numerous tour operators, travel agents, travel writers, and event planners from the US, 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. 

After years of success and progress, other islands attending this event now include Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barth’s, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Barbados.

With this expansion it has become a significant event for the entire region.

Smart kicks off on Wednesday May 18 when delegates have the opportunity to meet and mingle with their peers at the welcome reception hosted at Le Beach Hotel, before a full day of business where participants have set up appointments with travel partners and wholesalers as well as hotel and excursion operations for one-on-one discussions on potential business ventures. In addition to the pre-organized appointments, throughout the trade show, participants may also set up additional appointments.

Registration and additional details are available on the website www.smart2016.net or the SHTA websitewww.shta.com  by contacting the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association via email at smart@shta.com  or by phone at +1721-542 01 08. 

 

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