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Sint Maarten travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Sint Maarten. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Sint Maarten. Philipsburg Travel information

St. Maarten welcomes JetBlue inaugural flight from Newark, New Jersey

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 27, 2020 23:43

JetBlue’s inaugural flight from Newark, New Jersey, landed in St. Maarten on Saturday, November 21st. St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) representatives were present to welcome the arriving passengers and crew ... Read More

St. Maarten Dutch and French Tourism Offices join forces

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020 21:44

The Office de Tourisme de Saint Martin and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau jointly created and launched a destination video that is intended to inspire and welcome visitors. The short ... Read More

New Jobs at Princess Juliana International Airport

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 5, 2020 03:37

Last month, Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE), the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, announced its progress by the selection of the project supervisory and engineering ... Read More

St. Maarten re-opens to US on August 1 with strict protocol

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020 23:00

St. Maarten will open on August 1st, 2020, to travelers from the US. The safety of visitors and residents remains the top priority for the country. In preparation of opening, ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 04:20

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 Million. The undetected number of COVID-19 sick may be significantly ... Read More

COVID-19 prevention measures in full effect at St. Maarten’s airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 23, 2020 23:26

Continuing on a wave of proactive and emergency responsiveness to combat the invasive Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) is the workforce at the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), since January 2020. ... Read More

St. Martin/St. Maarten : Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 18, 2020 22:45

The St. Martin Tourism Office together with the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau  jointly launched a destination video that captures beautiful shots of the destination, showcasing the dynamic and multicultural essence ... Read More

Saint Martin Official update on COVID-19 response

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 17, 2020 22:30

The entire world is going through serious turmoil with an unprecedented health crisis. Every country is impacted. Patience and confinement seem to be the only appropriate response. As the President ... Read More

Sint Maarten COVID-19 Update: Airports, Hospitals, Education, Business

editor editor- April 1, 2020 22:06

The entire world is going through serious turmoil with an unprecedented health crisis. Every country is impacted. Patience and confinement seem to be the only appropriate response. As the President ... Read More

COVID-19 pandemic puts Sint Maarten in partial lockdown

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 01:36

These are extraordinary times.  Government has a responsibility to protect the safety and health of the people of Sint Maarten.  The country is in a partial lockdown and therefore measures ... Read More

Sint Maarten lengthens COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions

editor editor- March 12, 2020 19:56

The Sint Maarten (Saint Martin) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be meeting today, on Thursday, and a meeting will be held with Members of Parliament (MPs) to provide them with ... Read More

SMART 2020 to be Hosted by Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa

editor editor- March 9, 2020 19:29

This year's Saint Martin/Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) will be hosted at the new Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa in Anse Marcel from May 19-21, 2020. This was ... Read More

French Saint Martin: Coronavirus COVID-19 cases confirmed

editor editor- March 5, 2020 21:56

The Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs on Sunday morning activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in connection with two confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 on French Saint Martin.  These ... Read More

St. Martin and St. Maarten attend CHTA Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020 18:01

St. Martin’s Tourist Office and St. Maarten’s Tourist Bureau participated at the CHTA Caribbean Travel Marketplace last week, from January 21st – 23rd at Baha Mar in The Bahamas. CHTA’s Marketplace ... Read More

Live like a Local in St. Maarten

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 27, 2019 19:45

St. Maarten is governed by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, although there are very few signs of the Dutch influence remaining. Today, this Caribbean island (shared with Saint Martin, a ... Read More

Bahamian Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace shines at 2019 Caribavia on SXM

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 19:16

Journalists, pilots, and movers and shakers of the travel industry gathered to brainstorm at the Caribbean Aviation Meetup on St. Maarten/St. Martin, June 11-13. They came from around the Caribbean, ... Read More

St.Maarten hosts International Caribbean Airlift conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 03:09

The 4th annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference will be held June 11-13 on St.Maarten/St.Martin The conference is hosted by the tourism authorities of the two sides of the island, and ... Read More

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta raises over $40,000 for local foundations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:30

Organizers of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta are pleased to announce that a total of $41,900 was raised during the event for local foundations. The raffle was used to drive ... Read More

Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, Ja Rule to headline 2019 St. Maarten Carnival

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 22:15

Music legends Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, and Ja Rule will be headlining a concert at the 50th Anniversary of St. Maarten Carnival. On April 25, the three globally renowned musicians will ... Read More

Saint Martin/Sint Maarten hosts Annual Regional Trade Show in May

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019 17:10

The Saint Martin/Sint Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (SMART) offers international and regional buyers the opportunity to meet and network with suppliers and other key tourism industry partners from the ... Read More

St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport vying for “Most Scenic Airport Landings” crown

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2019 00:15

Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has been shortlisted for 2019 “Most Scenic Airport Landings” poll. An independent panel of travel industry experts and influencers curated this year’s shortlist of 32 ... Read More

The Jacksons to headline St. Maarten’s Heineken Regatta

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2019 16:25

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world’s top musical acts for their legendary parties. This year is no different. Motown royalty, ... Read More

Hurricane Irma: Report on Villa Rental openings in St. Barths, Anguilla, St.Martin, USVI, BVI

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2018 20:27

Hurricane Irma still is in the recovery mode in the Caribbean.For the season starting Nov 1, 2018, the Private Villa Operator WIMCO's gives a report  on islands impacted by Irma: ... Read More

St. Maarten welcomes Patriots cheerleaders

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 24, 2018 17:10

The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau is thrilled to welcome the famed Patriots Cheerleaders to the island from July 23-30. Read More

St. Maarten Tourist Bureau mourns passing of tourism icon Robert Dubourcq

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2018 19:30

“A house hold name, he was, in the development and shaping of St. Maarten’s Tourism Industry as we know it today”, said the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) on Thursday ... Read More

St. Maarten Tourist Bureau hosts journalists from the Netherlands and Belgium

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 19, 2018 16:14

The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau is currently hosting a group press trip consisting of journalists from the Netherlands and Belgium representing the publications: ‘De Telegraaf’, ‘Reishonger’, ‘We Are Travellers’ as ... Read More

St. Maarten Training Foundation receives multi-million dollar investment from governments of Holland and St Maarten

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2018 21:05

Hospitality First, a St. Maarten Training Foundation (SMTF) academic initiative, has announced that it has received a grant of approximately $4.5 million from the Governments of Holland and St. Maarten. ... Read More

Oyster Bay Resort in St. Maarten sets Grand Reopening for June 1

editor editor- March 27, 2018 22:38

Oyster Bay Resort, known to some as the "Pearl of the Caribbean,” announced its Grand Reopening will be taking place on June 1, 2018. The resort has been rebuilding and ... Read More

Simpson Bay hotels on St. Maarten: What’s open?

editor editor- March 22, 2018 02:28

The Dutch side of St. Maarten was hard-hit by Hurricane Irma, a devastating Category 5+ storm, back on September 6 of last year, like most of its Caribbean neighbors. And ... Read More

Hotel La Plantation in St. Martin sets reopening date

editor editor- March 21, 2018 00:42

After Hurricane Irma swept through St. Martin in the Caribbean in mid-September 2017, the Hotel La Plantation in Orient Bay has announced it will be having a soft opening on ... Read More

Mercure Saint Martin Marina and Spa Hotel welcoming guests after the hurricane

editor editor- March 20, 2018 02:58

After Hurricane Irma struck in mid-September 2017, Mercure Saint Martin Marina and Spa Hotel in Sandy Ground on the French side of Saint Martin in the Caribbean is back open ... Read More

St. Maarten’s Princess Height Hotel 100 percent operational

editor editor- March 15, 2018 02:25

On the 37-square-mile island of St. Maarten, also known as Sint Maarten, St. Martin, and Saint Martin, two different cultures - the Dutch and French - have learned to co-exist ... Read More

Belair Beach Hotel on St. Maarten scheduled to reopen this month

editor editor- March 15, 2018 02:13

The Belair Beach Hotel on St. Maarten is anticipating a re-opening by the end of this month, March 2018, after suffering damage from Hurricane Irma which struck the island in ... Read More

St Maarten, St Croix moving forward with airport reconstruction efforts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2018 23:10

Nearly six months after parts of the Caribbean were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma & Maria the situation remains far from normal. Or perhaps it should simply be accepted that there ... Read More

St Maarten/St Martin, Anguilla and St Barths have slow recovery after Irma

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 9, 2017 18:05

The cleanup continues on all islands with the assistance of both French and Dutch armies in St Maarten/St Martin and British on Anguilla. Hundreds of tons of building material arrived ... Read More