The Saint-Martin Tourist Office attended TUR "Swedish International Travel & Tourism Trade Fair" that was held from March 21st to 24th, 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The island of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten presented a united front to the Swedish Market by sharing one stand.
With the island’s delegation consisted of Olivier LOUIS, Europe Market Manager for the Saint-Martin Tourist Office, Interim Director Edward DEST for the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and their representative Mr. Bart SCHÜLLER Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, has returned to the Swedish market after several years of absence.
A series of meetings between professionals took place during the first two days, notably with the Air France – KLM delegation based in Sweden.
Olivier Louis – Europe Market Manager, Saint-Martin Tourist Office :
"Our meeting with Air France - KLM was very successful.
We reviewed the figures and trends of the year and discussed promotion actions to implement for 2013.
We are considering two fam trips around SMART which will allow the Top 10 travel agents of the region to come and discover our beautiful island.
TUR is an essential rendez-vous for tourism professionals with 79 countries and regions, and more than 40 000 visitors.
On the last two days the fair is open to consumers seeking a destination for their next vacation. The figures show that the Scandinavians in general are more interested in Caribbean destinations and have somewhat steered away from Thailand which until recently was their first choice destination. "