Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Trade-show (SMART) Postponed

Due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to adhere to the subsequent travel recommendations and restrictions, the Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Trade-show (SMART) 2020 edition will be postponed until further notice.

This was announced by its four organizers, L’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin (AHSM), Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin, the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA).

SMART was originally scheduled to be held May 19th to 21st, 2020 at Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa at Anse Marcel. SMART is the largest trade-show of the Northeastern Caribbean, involving visitors from many countries in the world. Due to the rapid global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), organizers deemed it prudent and socially responsible to postpone the event.

As per standard SMART stipulations, visitors are able to obtain a refund if they had already registered. As all partners are committed to maintain the event in its original format as soon as circumstances allow, SMART will allow applicants to keep their registration until the show is held. This allows registrants to cancel up until 30 days in advance.

The organizers regret the postponement but needless to say, the well-being of its visitors as well as the people of the host island are paramount in this situation.

The organizers hope that its visitors stay safe and take the necessary precautions as defined by the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public).

The SMART organizers will continue to monitor global developments in the travel industry and continuously assess the viability and full safety of the event before any planning resumes.

If visitor have any questions or want to make use their refund option, they are kindly requested to contact the SMART office via office@shta.com or +1-721-542-0108.

 

This 19th to 21st of May 2020, 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 16th 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, the Bahamas, Belgium, Bonaire, Canada, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Guadeloupe, Italy, Montserrat, the Netherlands, Panama, Puerto-Rico, Saba, St. Barths, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

MORE INFORMATION EMAIL: EVENTS@SHTA.COM OR CALL +1721 5420108

SMART Early Bird Registration Kicks Off Successfully

The first weeks of registration for the 2020 Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) have been successful, with over 30 international, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin businesses applying for registration for the May 19th- 21st tradeshow; organizers issue are reminder to take advantage of the early bird reservation, as SMART 2019 was sold out– Early bird runs until March 31st, 2020.  By registering early, participants will have more benefit of timely made appointments and are able to use discounted rates.

This year’s SMART is to be held at the newly unveiled Secrets Resorts and Spa at Anse Marcel. The brand-new resort, is slated to host the prestigious regional event.  Organizers:  L ‘Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, Saint Martin Tourism Office, the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association are very excited to bring back the most well-known tradeshow of the Caribbean, while showcasing one of our newest resorts. Click here to read the full article. 

SMART 2020 to be hosted by Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa

This year’s Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) will be hosted at the new Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa in Anse Marcel on May 19th – 21st.

This was officially announced on February 24th by Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa in conjunction with the four SMART partners L ’Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, l’ Office de Tourisme de Saint Martin, the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA).

The partners are excited to host the event at the brand new Resort located on the French side at the beautiful beach of Anse Marcel. In addition to hosting the two-day tradeshow, Secrets will be the venue of the opening event on May 19th. SMART will consist of business appointments, network events, workshops and excursions. Like last year, a spectacular closing event will end SMART 2020 on May 21st. Click here to read the full article. 

 

Please note the programme is subject to change.


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