St. Maarten Gears Up for Smart 2013

st maartenSuppliers, buyers and media advertisers as well as wholesale agents are gearing up for the 12th annual St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (SMART 2013), taking place May 15 - 17 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.

Building on the momentum achieved in recent years, SMART 2013 will focus not only on St. Maarten and St. Martin, and will feature representatives from Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius and St. Kitts and Nevis.

SMART provides a forum for international buyers (more than 50 registered to date) to network and negotiate business opportunities with suppliers in the tourism industry. Travel industry partners and wholesale agents can conduct business with hotel and excursions operators on an individual.

SMART 2013 kicks-off on Wednesday, May 15 with a welcome networking reception before the first day of business begins. Business appointments will take place on May 16, followed by a farewell party in the evening.

Wholesalers, hoteliers, tourism officials, local operators and stakeholders will continue to hold workshops and appointments on May 17, while agents enjoy a tour of St. Maarten and St. Martin, providing insight to help them sell the dual-nation island.

SMART 2013 is presented by the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, L'Office du Tourisme de St. Martin, St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association and L'Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin.

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