The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interest of the cruise industry, destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, has announced that St. Maarten has become the first destination partner of the Associations multi-faceted, million-dollar campaign “The Caribbean is Open.”
“We could not be any prouder to partner with St. Maarten in this imperative initiative,” said FCCA president Michele Paige. “They have worked around the clock to reopen for tourism and we look forward to showcasing those actions, along with the amazing products and friendly smiles awaiting visitors, to help inject a needed economic boost.”
The destination’s perseverance has led to it already being open for tourism, with Princess Juliana International Airport SXM accepting commercial flights, replenished beaches, most shops, restaurants and bars open in Philipsburg and tour operators ready to deliver unforgettable experiences, cruise tourism will also resume port calls in December.
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Princess Minister William Marlin and Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication Melissa Arrindell-Doncher welcomed the first commercial flights to St. Maarten on October 10th, 2017, marking the re-opening of Princess Juliana International Airport SXM. The two ministers were present at 7:50am to welcome the first flight. A festive welcome ceremony was organized that included live music, women in beautiful Carnival costumes, giveaway items, finger-food snacks and cold beverages. The special welcome was put together by the airport, the Tourism Bureau and Topper’s Restaurant for the arrival of Delta Airlines, American Airlines and the remaining flights for the day. “We are very grateful and thankful for the support and your arrival is a sign of confidence in the recovery of St. Maarten,” Marlin said.
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