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As of November 1st 2021; fully vaccinated travelers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter St. Maarten

By   /  October 20, 2021  /  Health, Tourism, Travel  /  Comments Off on As of November 1st 2021; fully vaccinated travelers will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter St. Maarten

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley announced during press briefing that as of November 1st 2021, fully vaccinated persons will no longer require a COVID-19 test to enter St. Maarten. This will only be applicable for travelers that are fully vaccinated with the approved vaccines of the RIVM and the […]

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Minister Lawrence: Destination Investment Confidence Continues to Scale Up

By   /  October 19, 2021  /  Business, Economy, Government, Hospitality, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Minister Lawrence: Destination Investment Confidence Continues to Scale Up

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (Minister TEATT) Hon. Roger Lawrence met with Divi Little Bay Beach Resort President Marco Galaverna and General Manager Anne-Marie Brooks on Saturday October 16th, who outlined the ongoing construction that will be completed in early 2022. ?We?re thrilled to add Oceans at Divi Little Bay to our […]

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Minister Lawrence: Construction to Begin at Princess Juliana International Airport

By   /  October 18, 2021  /  Aviation, Government, Tourism, Transportation, Travel  /  Comments Off on Minister Lawrence: Construction to Begin at Princess Juliana International Airport

This is a major milestone for the country, as today is the beginning, as we move towards a new outlook, we start to put the pieces together commencing with the reconstruction of the airport, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Hon. Roger Lawrence said on Monday. Minister Roger Lawrence met with […]

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BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

By   /  October 14, 2021  /  Business, Hospitality, Island Life, Labor, Local News, Tourism  /  Comments Off on BUSINESS CLOSURE EXTENDED TO 1 AM

On Wednesday October 13th; The Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward.    During discussions, both Ministers agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension will go into effect on Friday October 15th […]

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Minister Lawrence: World Tourism Day Message – Tourism for Inclusive Growth

By   /  September 27, 2021  /  Economy, Tourism, Travel  /  Comments Off on Minister Lawrence: World Tourism Day Message – Tourism for Inclusive Growth

Monday, September 27, marks World Tourism Day (WTD) 2021 under the theme ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth.’ According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive social and economic impact. “Both developed and developing economies have been hit. And marginalized groups and the most vulnerable have been hit hardest […]

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Travel Requirements to be Adjusted as of October 1st. More Travel Opportunities from the Latin American Market

By   /  September 20, 2021  /  Tourism, Transportation, Travel  /  Comments Off on Travel Requirements to be Adjusted as of October 1st. More Travel Opportunities from the Latin American Market

As of October 1st, 2021, the banned travel countries list will be eliminated, and these countries will be placed in a new ?very high risk,? category that will have the following requirements. Travelers originating from these countries must be fully vaccinated; and must provide valid proof of a negative PCR test not older than 48-hours […]

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Destination Continues to See Tourism Sector Growth. U.S. Market Leads National Recovery

By   /  September 20, 2021  /  Island Life, Tourism, Travel  /  Comments Off on Destination Continues to See Tourism Sector Growth. U.S. Market Leads National Recovery

The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) said on Sunday that for the summer months of June, July and August 2021, the destination received in total 80,006 visitor arrivals. 72% of arrivals during the summer months originated from the US, 13% from France, 13% from the rest of Europe, 1% from the Caribbean, and 2% from […]

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STB attends Air Canada Vacations’ Virtual 2021. Airline returns December 18

By   /  September 14, 2021  /  Local News, Tourism, Travel  /  Comments Off on STB attends Air Canada Vacations’ Virtual 2021. Airline returns December 18

The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) attended Air Canada Vacations Virtual 2021 #ACVDreamMakers Event on September 9th where it launched its 2021/2022 collection. During the virtual event, the travel trade was informed about current travel developments and Air Canada Vacations also revealed their Sun brochure promoting sunny skies and pristine beaches for the upcoming winter […]

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New TEATT Minister Promotes Agri-Tourism. Fast tracking business license process a priority

By   /  September 8, 2021  /  Agriculture, Business, Economy, Government, Island Life, Tourism  /  Comments Off on New TEATT Minister Promotes Agri-Tourism. Fast tracking business license process a priority

Sunday, September 5, recently sworn in Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT) Roger Lawrence met with the management team of Sint Maarten?s newest five-star luxury boutique hotel ?The Morgan? to discuss key areas pertaining to responsible tourism. The hotel grows its own crops to offer guests a farm-to-table experience. In a […]

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MP Ludmilla De Weever: “St. Maarten experienced the fastest-growing stayover tourism recovery…”

By   /  September 6, 2021  /  Business, Economy, Local News, Parliament, Tourism, Transportation, Travel  /  Comments Off on MP Ludmilla De Weever: “St. Maarten experienced the fastest-growing stayover tourism recovery…”

~ Former Minister of TEATT and now Member of Parliament Ludmilla De Weever says: “St. Maarten experienced the fastest-growing stayover tourism recovery since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic.” ~ PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten is clearly on the rebound as the arrival numbers are on the rise and practically going through the roof and […]

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