The upcoming 2nd Annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup in St. Maarten June 13-15 may be called the most significant and largest airlift conference ever held in the Caribbean. The numbers speak for themselves as thirty highly qualified professionals make thirty presentations spread out over three days.Conference participants are from 28 countries. Airlift is not just an aviation or airline matter. Its impact is vital for any economy. The number of tourists who are flying to visit a destination determines the overnight stays. The overnight stays are related to how may rooms are occupied, how many restaurants are visited and for how many days cars are rented. It is therefore that this conference gathers stakeholders from both the aviation and tourism industries.
The conference venue of Caribbean Aviation Meetup is the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino.
For more information, visit Caribbean Aviation Meetup.
Hotel occupancy from now through the end of April averages at 85 per cent with last- minute bookings expected to push the percentage even higher, according to a press statement from Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher.
St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) presented a report on occupancy to the Minister’s Cabinet, compiled from 45 large and small hotels. Of the 45 properties queried, 16 reported 100 per cent occupancy, as they were completely booked through the end of April.
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino reported occupancy of over 90 per cent, Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort and Casino over 80 per cent, and Divi Little Bay Beach Resort approaching 90 per cent. Holland House Beach Resort is completely booked, as is Baker’s Suites.
St. Maarten News Highlights courtesy of Caribbean Gems