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MEDIA ALERT:
St. Maarten Official Website Changes From ST-MAARTEN.COM to VACATIONSTMAARTEN.COM

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PRESS RELEASE #154


The official website of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau is no longer affiliated with St-Maarten.com and has adopted www.VacationStMaarten.com as the single official web portal for news and information regarding travel and tourism in St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Nov. 1, 2010) - St. Maarten, one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean, has long been promoted by a number of websites that have used or shared a variation of the country's name, but the tourist interests represented by the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau has one website address under the domain, VacationStMaarten.com. The new website was launched in November 2009 as part of the island's rebranding.

The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau is alerting both the media and all other directories listing Caribbean boards of tourism to update all databases that may have listings still directing traffic to the former official St. Maarten website, St-Maarten.com, to direct to the current official site for the Caribbean destination at VacationStMaarten.com. The Bureau has no direct affiliation with st-maarten.com or any other website aside from the official domain posing as a direct information portal for the Caribbean Island.

"We are pleased that people have chosen to promote St. Maarten tourism, but we are also concerned that travel professionals and consumers will be confused and misled by special private interests and want to make sure that everyone recognizes the official website of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau is www.VacationStMaarten.com," said Regina LaBega, Director of Tourism for St. Maarten.

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