|St. Maarten/St. Martin|
The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau recently welcomed 150 agents and 30 Sunwing Airlines employees to the island for two days of wining, dining and activities in conjunction with the inaugural Sunwing flight on November 6.
This initiative, which was put forth by the Sonesta Hotel and the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, was set to offer a first-hand experience of the island highlighting what makes St. Maarten a top tourist destination.
"We welcomed the travel agents and Sunwing employees with open arms so that they can sell St. Maarten with a clear understanding of how wonderful the island is, what there is to do and a personal guarantee," said May-Ling Chun, interim director of tourism for the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, in a written release.
While on-island, the group enjoyed the dining pleasures St. Maarten is known for along with an island tour as well as a taste of the famous nightlife and entertainment.
Sunwing Airlines partnered with the Sonesta Group in St. Maarten to provide flights to the island from Montreal and Toronto, Canada, which were launched on Nov. 6. The new service will feature four flights during the high season and two during the low.