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Port prepares for new cruise ships

Port prepares for new cruise ships

POINTE BLANCHE--Port St. Maarten is preparing for MSC Cruises next-generation ships as it did for the Genesis Class vessels of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines back in 2009, said Port Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Mingo.
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Airport receives award for business excellence

Airport receives award for business excellence

AIRPORT--Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company N.V. recently received a 2016 Bizz Award in Washington, D.C., from the World Confederation of Businesses Worldcob. The Bizz Award “recognizes the business excellence” of companies from around the world and their promotion of “corporate social responsibility,” according to Worldcob. “It is an honour to accept the 2016 Bizz Award on behalf of St. Maarten. This award is for the work that is carried out daily at the...
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Norwegian Escape makes inaugural call on Tuesday

Norwegian Escape makes inaugural call on Tuesday

POINTE BLANCHE--Norwegian Escape, one of the biggest ships of the Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) Breakaway Plus Class, will make her inaugural call to St. Maarten on Tuesday. The 4,200-passenger ship will head into port two more times in August. Norwegian Escape is one of the newest and most advanced cruise vessels on the seas.
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SHTA launches ads in USA Today for Expedia, TripAdvisor campaigns

SHTA launches ads in USA Today for Expedia, TripAdvisor campaigns

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) has secured four USA Today newspaper ad insertions in the coming weeks to promote St. Maarten as a top vacation destination. The marketing initiative is a direct result of SHTA’s association with Visit St. Maarten in-room magazine and publisher North South Net International. In addition, the initiative coincides with and reinforces the ongoing Expedia and TripAdvisor marketing campaigns for St. Maarten, which are the...
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11 tour operators visit

11 tour operators visit

The Tourist Offices of St. Maarten, St. Martin and Anguilla recently hosted 11 tour operators from Arami Turismo, Sky Travel, Inter Express, Interviajes, Ami Turismo, Alondra Turismo, Intertours, Maral Turismo, Oppy, Vipstour and Elatur, all based in Paraguay. These are some of the agencies in Paraguay that sell packages on Copa Airlines to the Caribbean. A representative of Copa Vacations accompanied the group on the familiarization visit. Agents spent the first two days of their visit ...
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Rio Productions lights up streets with parade

Rio Productions lights up streets with parade

PHILIPSBURG--Carnival lovers jammed and jumped in the fifth annual Rio “Lightin’ Up de Road” parade on Saturday evening. The streets were lighted with pink and green shirts behind Fantastic 4 (former Burning Flames) band and Small Axe Band. Fantastic 4 are pioneers of soca music and famous in the entire Caribbean and North America for their top-quality music and outstanding performances. The theme for the 2016 Lightin Up De Road parade was “The Clash of the Titans,” chosen was beca...
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St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Wednesday

St. Maarten Midday Weather Forecast for Wednesday

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) April 07, 2016 WEATHER: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F Sunset Today: 6:27 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:02 A.M. SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Thursday midday: Easterly to Southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 11 miles per hour, bec...
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JetBlue’s mint in St. Maarten

JetBlue’s mint in St. Maarten

AIRPORT--JetBlue announced this week further expansion of Mint, its award-winning take on the premium experience, to two new Caribbean destinations St. Lucia and St. Maarten and on additional new routes. The expansion brings Mint customers to more destinations than ever:
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