Tourist Bureau hosts travel sector reps from Puerto Rico

Group from Puerto Rico with representatives from the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau William Bell and Gianira Arrindell, and the airport Manager of Air Antilles, Ivan Parrilla.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau recently hosted a group from Puerto Rico, consisting of six travel agents, one of whom was also a blogger and one press writer.

The agencies represented were: Mundo Excursiones, De Diego Travel, Zayas Travel, Pina Travel and Bruni Travel. The newspaper represented was the Periodico La Regata.

The group only had one full day on island and as such they were only able to visit the following hotels; Westin Dawn Beach Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and the three Sonesta Properties, and had some time to visit Philipsburg.

This was a collaborative effort between the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and Winair/Air Antilles, who recently started service between St. Maarten and San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the wake of Jet Blue discontinuing service on this route.

Puerto Rico over the years was a very important market for St. Maarten, especially during the off season. This has changed somewhat in recent times, due to the current economic situation the island of Puerto Rico is faced with.

The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau and the management of Winair/Air Antilles remain optimistic that things will turnaround hence the need for us to maintain ties with this market.