PHILIPSBURG – The 15th SMART – St. Martin/St. Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow – is slated for June 14th -16th, 2017 at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa. 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. Online Registrations has been opened and attendees are now able to register online via the SHTA website www.shta.com/smart. With online registrations attendees can register before May 08th for an early bird special!
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. In addition to the pre-organized appointments, throughout the trade show, participants may also set up additional appointments.
After years of success and progress, in addition to St. Martin/St. Maarten, 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. It has become a very significant event for the entire region in recent years, one that should not be missed!
SMART 2017 kicks off on Wednesday June 14th, 2017 when delegates have the opportunity to meet and mingle with their peers at the Welcome Reception, Then on Thursday June 15th we welcome all delegate to a full day of business where participants have set up appointments with travel partners and wholesalers as well as hotel and excursion operations, afterward all delegate are invite to a magnificent Farewell Party. On Friday June 16th all delegate get to enjoy an open forum with seminars.
Registration and additional details can be obtained via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or by phone at 542-0108. SHTA looks forward to welcoming all participants to SMART 2017.