PHILIPSBURG – The 14th St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (SMART)/St. Martin is slated for May 13-15, 2015 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino where the region comes together once again to support, interact and promote tourism to the Eastern Caribbean, has opened their online Registration.

Attendees are now able to register online via the SHTA website

Attendees at last year’s event concurred that it was the best SMART so far and organizers are set on surpassing everyone’s expectations with the upcoming event.

St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association and L’Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin in conjunction with  L’Office du Tourisme de St. Martin, and the  and the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau 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, in addition to St. Maarten/St. Martin, other islands attending this event now include Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Saba, United States, and Puerto Rico thus far. It has become a very significant event for the entire region in recent years, one that should not be missed.

SMART 2015 kicks off on Wednesday May 13 when delegates have the opportunity to meet and mingle with their peers at the Welcome Reception hosted at the newly built Ocean Point at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, 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 forms and details will be available on the SHTA website or by contacting the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association via email at  or by phone at 542-0108, Monday to Friday.