Saint Martin reveals plans for SMART 2019

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 have officially launched the SMART 2019 Tradeshow.

The event will be hosted by Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino & Spa.

The organisers are expecting numerous tour operators, travel agents, travel writers and event planners from the United States, 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 May 21st-23rd and is the largest and most well-known trade show of the north eastern 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 fifteenth and most dynamic and largest edition thus far will consist of three days of inspiring innovative masterclasses, workshops, activities, festivities and business to business appointments.

SMART 2019 kicks off on Tuesday, May 21st 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

Early Bird ticket season for SMART 2019 has also officially started.

Early Bird Season will run until April and allows foreign tour operators, local tourism and non-tourism businesses alike to purchase access passes to the show.

For its comeback edition, organisers 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.

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 [email protected], while event information will be continuously updated on the official website.

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