The Tourism Office of Saint-Martin was present at the « Salon du Voyage et des Vacances » (Travel and Holidays Tradeshow) that took place from February 28th to March 3rd, 2013 at the Palais des Congrès Madiana in Martinique.
Ms. Lynn TAYLOR, of the Grand Case Beach Club, Ms. Laurence LADY of the Mercure Hotel and Ms. Lazette BROWNE of Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten attended and joined forces with Ms. Alexandra CARTY (Stay Advisor) and Ms. Malaika MAXWELL (local and regional press and communication) of the Tourism Office of Saint Martin in the promotion of the destination and its activities.
This exhibition brings professionals in the tourism sector and the general public together on one site. This exhibition, thanks to the professionals, showcases a common passion to men and women around the world: travel and holidays.
The delegation made up of only women this year welcomed 20 000 visitors for this 15th edition in the legendary tradition of our "FRIENDLY ISLAND."
A colorful show, filled with smiles during which the island of St. Martin was very sought after!
Malaïka MAXWELL – Tourism Office
"We saw a lot of people who already had their tickets in hand, and simply wanted to get additional information to complete their stay. Many of them choose their dates in accordance with events.
The “Jeudis de la Marina” and “Sip 'n Chat Fridayz” were a great success with the public."
Alexandra CARTY – Tourism Office
"This is the first time I am attending this tradeshow, I found the experience very rewarding.
As a Stay Advisor being in contact with a tourist who has not yet made a decision on their next vacation destination is a privilege. "
Lynn TAYLOR – Grand Case Beach Club
"The Martinican customer does not really know our hotel, this was an opportunity to help them discover the gem that is the Grand Case Beach Club and all its services. "
Laurence LADY – Mercure
"There are a lot of requests for accommodation in general.
The island of St. Martin is very popular for its shopping and its beaches.
Mercure took advantage of its attendance to present its offers specially made for the tradeshow and its newly renovated rooms. "
Lazette BROWNE and Nora LOUISE-LAURENCE– Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten
"We are attending this show for almost 5 years and we appreciate the interaction between hotels and consumers.
Being in direct contact with the client to promote our hotel is a great opportunity."