A Promotional Marathon in the United States

New-York-Times-Travel-ShowThe Travel & Adventure Shows, a series of American travel salons that took place between January and March, is a must for the Office of Tourism which participated in seven of the eight editions of the event this year, in addition to the New York Times Travel Show.

This is the most popular public Touristic Salon in the United States. In 13 years and 68 editions, the Travel & Adventure Show has hosted some 1.25 million consumers and 4000 exhibitors. In 2017, the Office of Tourism of Saint-Martin decided to multiply its chances of increasing the visibility of our destination on this American market: seven dates out of eight were covered as a result, as opposed to four in 2016: Washington D.C. the 14th and 15th of January, Chicago the 10th and the 11th of February, Los Angeles the 24th and 25th of March, Dallas the 1st and 2nd of April. “The number of visitors on the island coming from the West Coast is in net progression, therefore this year we added the San Diego edition,” explained Suzanne Scantlebery, in charge of promotion in the US market; last December, the participation of the Office of Tourism in the Travel Industry Exchange in San Diego confirmed the enthusiasm of this tourism market that we must deal with from now on.

This winter, within the frame work of the promotion of the destination on the American market, the Office of Tourism of Saint-Martin also participated in the New York Times Travel Show that united from the 27th to the 29th of January, more than 9253 travel agents and close to 21.000 consumers. The 27th of January, especially, Saint-Martin along with other islands of the Caribbean and in partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) held a training session for the agents under the theme “Family Travel or Multi-Generational Travel”.

more auspicious dates

In opting for dates at the beginning of the year, the 2017 edition of the Travel Adventure shows were more favorable to the “sunny” destinations, especially thanks to the Washington salon, the most important along with that of Los Angeles and Chicago, which attracted 10.000 visitors coming from the American capital, from Virginia and from Maryland. Cyndi Miller Aird, representative of the Office of Tourism in the United States, guaranteed the promotion of the destination: “meeting hundreds of potential consumers in the heart of winter is a real way to boost the number of visitors in the tourism high season.” Some visitors, had already booked their trip and came to get information on what to do during their holiday. Others, the Saint-Martin representatives had to convince: “people wanted to go to the Caribbean but still didn’t know where” Suzanne Scantlebery said. As for the notoriety of the island, there is at least one thing that potential American tourist know already “it is where they can see airplanes land from a beach.”

PHOTO: Saint-Martin at the New York Times Travel Show

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From Grand-Case International Airport • Air Antilles Express: 4 daily flights from and to Pointe-à-Pitre
• Air Caraibes: 4 daily flights from and to Pointe-à-Pitre
• Air France: Daily flights from and to Paris Orly ORY via Pointe-à-Pitre
• St-Barth Commuter: Daily flights from and to St-Barth

From Juliana International Airport PJIAE • Delta Airlines, Pawa Dominicana, Seaborne, Winair flights
• American Airlines : daily flights from and to Miami
• KLM: 2 flights per week from and to Amsterdam (return via Curacao)

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• Boat Paint Stuff Opened Sandy Ground bridge Everyday 8-12 All materials for repairing boats Details: www.boatpaintstuff.com
• Marina Fort Louis. By November 15th 2017, Marina Fort-Louis will have reopened most of its docks to give you bridge-free EASY access to our lovely capital, Marigot. You’ll be happy to see that its rich culture, authentic Franco-Caribbean charm and friendly residents are still there and READY to offer a true Caribbean experience that only Saint-Martin can deliver. Contact us today: info@marinafortlouis.com • Tel. +590 690 66 05 32 Details: www.marinafortlouis.com
• Caribbean Paddling Cul de Sac Opened Details: www.caribbeanpaddling.com
• TOBY SARL Opened
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• PREMIUM MARINE GAS Anse Marcel Marina Opened re openning TODAY !! We are open from 7:00 am to 1 pm every day Phone : 0690 77 00 87 Sales : Muriel 0690 22 00 10 • PRIVATE YACHT CHARTER Opened Great news! We are back in business! After a nice new bottom paint, we launched Nirvana back in the water last Monday and gave her a good clean! We are ready to welcome you with a big smile, a nice cocktail and to give you an experience of a lifetime! Same quality, same service! Nirvana is temporarily located at Bobby’s marina in Philipsburg. We do not have an office yet but we are reachable by both phone and email. Contact us for questions, bookings, island status updates or just to have a little chat. Call us on +1 (721) 581-5305 or email us at piesxm@gmail.com - Team of Private Yacht Charter
• CADISCO Opened
• CARAIBES DIESEL SERVICES Opened It is with high pleasure that we announce that we are once again fully operational. We have moved our spare parts store and offices to the Hope Estate Zone in Grand Case. At 67 rue des Aborigènes, between “Bachus” and CHRONOPOST. Our technicians are already at work and can intervene on all marinas and shipyards of the island. A parts delivery service is also available.

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