MAY 21st – 23rd, 2019

 

This 21st to 23rd of May 2019, L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, Saint Martin Tourism Office, in conjunction with the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association will bring back the most well-known tradeshow of the Caribbean.

The Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) the largest travel platform in the Northeastern Caribbean for foreign tour operators, OTA’s to do business with local hoteliers, DMC’s and excursions. In addition, the presence of many large regional hotels and companies attracts further interested companies from the region and beyond. The 15th and most dynamic and largest edition thusfar will consist of 3 days of inspiring innovative masterclasses, workshops, activities, festivities and business to business appointments.

We are expecting numerous Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Writers and Event Planners from the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to attend this important event. In previous years, SMART featured suppliers from Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Maarten-St. Martin.

SMART Crosses 100 Company Landmark

Registrations for the Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) have now exceeded 100 companies, passing by the event’s last two editions in 2015 and 2017.

This was announced today by the four organizing partners, L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint-Martin, the Saint-Martin Tourism Office, the Sint-Maarten Tourist Bureau and the Sint-Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association. 

New subscriptions for SMART still come in every day. As the limits of available space in the Sonesta Maho Convention center have been reached, organizers recommend businesses still interested to register to buy a walkaround ticket – still allowing access to all festivities, workshops and activities. Click here to read more.

SMART Early Bird Season Ending, Appointment Season Starting

As of this week, the Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) will end its Early Bird registration season. In its turn, appointment making will start, ending on May 7th. This will provide participants with a personal meeting’s agenda before arrival at SMART.

This was announced today by L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, Saint Martin Tourism Office, the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association, the four organizers of SMART.

Early Bird registration season has crossed the mark of 70 companies and governmental organizations registering for SMART, coming from Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, China, Dominica, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Italy, Saba, St. Eustatius, The Netherlands, St. Kitts, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Click here to read more 

Early Bird Registration forms in English, French and Spanish

Early Bird Registration Form for BUYERS

Formulaire D'Inscription du Acheteur

Formulario de Registro de Compradores

First SMART Speakers Announced

The Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) 2019 is to provide 15 different speakers, workshops and masterclasses, as to assist the Northeastern Caribbean tourism sector with an overview of the latest developments in tourism. Innovations from both sides of the island, the Caribbean, the United States and Europe will be highlighted in a parallel track to the many business meetings going on during SMART. 

It was decided in 2018 by the four SMART partners L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, Saint Martin Tourism Office, in conjunction with the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association, that innovation should be a key theme to facilitate the best possible comeback of the destination. Click here to read more. 

WINAIR Airline Partner of SMART 2019

L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, Saint Martin Tourism Office, in conjunction with the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association is proud to announce their partnership with WINAIR for SMART 2019. WINAIR is offering special fares for all delegates that are attending SMART and encourages the surrounding islands to take advantage of this offer.

SMART will be held on 21st – 23rd  of May. SMART is the largest, energetic and most well-known trade show of the Northeastern Caribbean. It is hosted annually by the two side of the island Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. The SMART event consists of three full days of masterclasses, workshops, festivities, pre- scheduled appointment sessions and activities. This is where wholesalers and tour operators can meet face-to-face and conduct business with suppliers in the Tourism Industry. SMART target is to extend the Northeastern Caribbean destinations to the rest of the world. The Early Birds for this event already started.

WINAIR is a St. Maarten regional airline founded in 1961. They have provided safe and efficient air transportation in the Caribbean for more than 58 years. WINAIR offers connections from its main gateway Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten to the islands of Saba, St. Eustatius, St.
Barth, Nevis and St. Kitts, Tortola, Dominica, Antigua, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Haiti and Guadeloupe.

Registration for Early Birds can be done at events@shta.com. Event information will be continuously updated at SHTA.com/SMART. For reservations or questions, please call +1-721-542-0108.

Please note that the rates on the Sonesta Maho website will come up without taxes so for example the Superior Room at Maho Beach reflects a price of $xxx for 1 adult excluding taxes and fees so when you add those which are 21% it comes to $xxx per night for 1 adult or breaks down to $xxx per night per adult. I mention this because most delegates come back and ask why the rates do not equal one another but it is just how the system breaks it down.

SMART 2019 to be hosted by Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino & Spa

L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, the Saint Martin Tourism Office, in conjunction with the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association proudly officially announce that the SMART 2019 Tradeshow will be hosted by Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino & Spa. The organizers are expecting numerous Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Writers and Event Planners from US, Canada and Latin America to return to the island for this well-known regional event.

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino & Spa has been thoroughly renovated and is coming back stronger than ever before, keeping its family-friendly charms, offering an amazing array of restaurants and bars, Kids Club and Teen Zone, fun daily activities and personalized services.

SMART will be held on 21d – 23d of May. SMART is the largest and most well-known trade show of the Northeastern Caribbean. It is hosted annually by the two sides of the island Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin. SMART is a travel platform for foreign tour operators, travel writers and websites to do business with local hoteliers, operators and businesses. The 15th and most dynamic and largest edition thus far will consist of 3 days of inspiring innovative Masterclasses, workshops, activities, festivities and business to business appointments.

SMART 2019 kicks off on Tuesday May 21 2015 when delegates have the opportunity to meet and mingle with their peers at the Welcome Reception, before two full days of business where participants have set up appointments with travel partners and wholesalers as well as hotel and excursion operations for one-on-ne discussions on potential business ventures. In addition, tours will be provided to experience the island.

Early Bird Season has started this week. Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino & Spa offers reduced rates for SMART participants. Registration for Early Birds as well as receiving SMART hotel rates can be done at events@shta.com. Event information will be continuously updated at SHTA.com/SMART. For reservations or questions, please call +1-721-542-0108.

SMART 2019 Opens Early Bird Season

 

Early Bird ticket season for the Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) 2019 edition (May 21st – May 23d) has officially started as of today. This was announced by the event’s key organizers Office du Tourisme de Saint Martin, Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau, L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin (AHSM) and the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA).

Early Bird Season will run until the month of April and allows foreign tour operators, local tourism and non-tourism businesses alike to purchase access passes to what is traditionally the largest tradeshow of the Northeastern Caribbean. Amongst others, this year’s event will include more innovation, experiences, local businesses, added trainings, a new topic of “mystery dinners” and a vendor street.

SMART’s 15th edition has been in the making for quite some time. Key partners abroad and domestic have been notified that this jubilee edition is to take place. All four partners are committed to show the destination is back in business after the effects of the 2017 hurricane season.

For its comeback edition, organizers chose a new logo, look and approach befitting the renewed mission of the event – providing insights in hospitality and business innovations available, in addition to the traditional business meetings taking place. Its ambition is to involve even more Saint Martin / Sint Maarten local businesses, both tourism and non-tourism, than it did in its previous 14 editions.

The largest SMART thus far will consist of 3 days of inspiring innovative masterclasses, workshops, activities, festivities and business to business appointments. The event will kick off on Tuesday 21st May 2019 with a unique opening ceremonyAfter two days of conferences including a “mystery dinner tour” in the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, a spectacular farewell event will end SMART’s 15th edition.

The organizing partners are expecting numerous Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Writers and Event Planners from the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to attend this important event.

In previous years, SMART featured regional businesses from Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Maarten-St. Martin.

Registration for Early Birds can be done at events@shta.com. Event information will be continuously updated at SHTA.com/SMART. For reservations or questions, please call +1-721-542-0108.

Save the date: SMART 2019!

This 21st to 23rd of May 2019, L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, Saint Martin Tourism Office, in conjunction with the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association cordially invite you for the most famous business event of the Northeastern Caribbean.

The most dynamic and largest Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) 2019 edition thusfar will consist of 3 days of inspiring innovative masterclasses, workshops, activities, festivities and business to business appointments.  

The event will kick off on Tuesday 21st May 2019 with a unique opening ceremonyAfter two days of conferences including a “mystery dinner tour” in the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, a spectacular farewell event will end SMART’s 15th edition.

We are expecting numerous Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Writers and Event Planners from the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to attend this important event.

In previous years, SMART featured suppliers from Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Maarten-St. Martin.

Registration for Early Birds will start soon – Please share your interest at events@shta.com! Event information will be continuously updated at SHTA.com/SMART. For reservations or questions, please call +1-721-542-0108.

Retenez la date pour le SMART 2019!

Du 21 au 23 mai 2019, l’Association des Hôteliers de Saint-Martin, l’Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin, en collaboration avec le “St. Maarten Tourist Bureau” et la “St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association” ont le plaisir de vous inviter au salon professionnel le plus connu et le plus important du Nord-Est des Caraïbes !

L’édition 2019 sera encore plus attrayante, car plus dynamique et innovante! Elle proposera 3 jours de conférences, d’ateliers, d’activités, de festivités et de rendez-vous professionnels qualifiés.

L’événement débutera le mardi 21 mai 2019 avec une cérémonie d’ouverture exceptionnelle, au Sonesta Maho tout juste rénové, et hôte du SMART. Après deux jours de conférences et un diner surprise dans la capitale culinaire de la Caraïbe, une soirée de clôture mémorable aura lieu côté français de l’île et marquera la fin de cette 15ème édition du SMART.

Nous attendons de nombreux tour opérateurs, agents de voyage, journalistes touristiques et organisateurs d’événements venant des États-Unis, du Canada, de l’Europe et de l’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes, tous de retour sur notre l’île pour cet événement important.

Au cours des années précédentes, le SMART avait présenté des clients d’Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbade, Barbuda, Iles Vierges britanniques, Curaçao, Dominique, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis et Sint-Maarten/Saint-Martin.

Les pré-inscriptions vont bientôt commencer – Merci de nous faire part de vos commentaires en envoyant un mail à events@shta.com! Les informations sur l’événement seront mises à jour en permanence sur SHTA.com/SMART. Pour toute question ou réservation, appelez-le +1721 5420108.

Nederlands: Save the date: SMART 2019!

Van 21 tot 23 Mei nodigen L’Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin, l’Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin, het St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association u uit voor de meest bekende business event van de Noordoostelijke Caribbean!

De meest dynamische en grootste editie van de Sint Maarten / Saint Martin Annual Tradeshow (SMART) tot op heden zal bestaan uit drie dagen van innovatiemasterclasses en workshops voor de toerisme-industrie, feestelijkheden en business to business meetings.

Het evenement begint op dinsdag 21 Mei met een unieke openingsceremonie. Na twee dagen van conferentie en een “mystery dinner tour” in de culinaire hoofdstad van het Caribisch gebied, zal een spectaculair afscheidsevent. SMART’s 15e editie beëindigen.

We verwachten vele tour operators, reisbureaus, travel writers en event planners vanuit de Verenigde Staten, Canada, Europa, Latijns Amerika en de Caribbean om naar het eiland terug te keren voor dit belangrijke evenement.

Tijdens de vorige edities van SMART waren aanbieders vertegenwoordigd uit Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis en St. Maarten-St Martin.

Registratie voor “Early Birds” begint binnenkort! Geïnteresseerd? Neem contact op met events@shta.com. Evenementinformatie zal voortdurend worden geupdated op SHTA.com/SMART. Voor meer informatie kunt u bellen met +1721 5420108.

Español: Save the Date: SMART 2019!

21 al 23 de mayo, la L’Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin, la Oficina de Turismo de Saint Martin, junto con la Oficina de Turismo de St. Maarten y la Asociación de Turismo y Comercio de St. Maarten, les invitamos cordialmente al evento de negocios más famoso del noreste del Caribe!

La edición anual más grande y dinámica de San Martín / Sint Maarten (SMART) 2019 consistirá de 3 días de inspiradoras charlas educativas/innovadoras, talleres, actividades, festividades y citas entre empresas.

El evento comenzará el martes 21 de mayo con una ceremonia de apertura unica en el hotel anfitrión del evento. Después de dos días de conferencias y una “cena sorpresa” en la Capital culinaria del Caribe, un espectacular evento de despedida marcará el final de la 15ª edición de SMART 2019.

Esperamos que numerosos Tour operadores, agencias de viajes, escritores de viajes y planificadores de eventos de los Estados Unidos, Canadá, Europa y América Latina y el Caribe nuevamente se den cita en la isla para este importante evento.

En años anteriores, SMART contó con proveedores de Anguila, Antigua-Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados,  Islas Vírgenes Americanas y Británicas, Curazao, Dominica, Guadalupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis y St. Maarten- S t. Martín.

La inscripción para “Early Birds” comenzará pronto. ¡Dejenos saber su interés en atender en events@shta.com! La información del evento se actualizará continuamente en SHTA.com/SMART. Para reservaciones o preguntas, por favor llamar al +721-542-0108.