Published on : Thursday, March 15, 2018
The acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications or Ministry TEATT, Cornelius de Weever, who of late returned after heading a delegation to Seatrade Cruise Global, explained that there is still a huge demand for the destination, and completed by saying that on behalf of the country at the foremost, the annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry was a major triumph.
From March 5-8, the Seatrade Cruise Global was arranged at the Broward County Convention Center, and the minister lead a team that comprised Port St. Maarten, the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SXM Airport, and the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau.
Seatrade Cruise Global is being arranged in collaboration with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).
“I would like to firstly congratulate Port St. Maarten Management and Staff with respect to the booth that they had set up for the conference. A job well done as it encapsulated what the destination has to offer cruise visitors in connection with our recurring theme of ‘re-discovering’ the island in a post-Irma era. The destination has the opportunity to develop best practices from lessons learned with the passing of Irma. As we re-invent ourselves for others to re-discover, there is great demand for the destination as pointed out at the conference. We learned from the cruise lines that six-months after the storms, passenger satisfaction ratings are soaring, and destination St. Maarten was among destinations singled out where guest ratings are higher than they were prior to the storms.”
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