The L’Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin, Saint Martin Tourism Office 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. During the tradeshow, travel partners and wholesalers as well as hotel and excursion operations come together for one-on-one discussions on potential business ventures. The event provides 1.5 days of pre-scheduled appointment sessions and activities where these Buyers can meet and conduct business with Suppliers in the tourism industry
In previous years, SMART featured suppliers from Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Maarten-St. Martin.
It has become a very significant event for the entire region in recent years, one that should not be missed.
Last year’s SMART did not take place due to various countries organizing their events at the same time. To prevent this from reoccurring, the organizers took the initiative with the Caribbean Hotel and Trade Association (CHTA) to coordinate Caribbean marketing events to make sure all destinations have the ability to showcase their hospitality and trade.
This year the 15th St. Martin/St. Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) – is slated for June 14th -16th, 2017 at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa. Online Registrations has been opened and attendees are now able to register online. With online registrations attendees can register before May 08th for an early bird special!
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Vendors Registration and additional details can be obtained via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or by phone at 542-0108 Monday to Friday. SHTA looks forward to welcoming all participants to SMART 2017