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St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association Launches Auction Site to Drive Tourism to 'Friendly Island'

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Feb. 23, 2012) - The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) recently developed and launched the auction site www.stmaartenauction.com to drive tourism to the destination by featuring discounted hotels stays (one per month) to St. Maarten.

The new site which was launched on February 17th 2012 and features participating hotels that have reduced rates starting as low as $200 per stay. Other offers include dinners for two, shopping trips and island activities at a discounted price.

February's featured auction is a six-night stay at Wyndham Sapphire Beach Resort starting at $400 per stay based on double occupancy, plus a trip to Saba for two courtesy of Aqua Mania Adventures starting at $50 and a $50 dinner voucher for Soprano's restaurant starting at $10. Click here for more details.

Enter to win a $200 island spending credit for your next vacation to St. Maarten by "liking" the St. Maarten Auction Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/stmaartenauction. For additional information on the auction site, visit www.stmaartenauction.com.

For more information on St. Maarten, visit the official site of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau at www.VacationStMaarten.com.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. As "the culinary capital of the Caribbean," St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine fusion for food lovers with more than 365 restaurants, one for each day of the year to satisfy the tastes of every palate and pocketbook.

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island's 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to many historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island's scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with a bustling city atmosphere, while 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless entertainment.

Accommodations are varied and include elegant private villas, family oriented resorts, quaint cottages and luxury spa resorts. Air service is available to Princess Juliana International Airport from numerous U.S. and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

Find St. Maarten on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VacationStMaarten and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/StMaartenTravel.

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