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St. Maarten Tourist Bureau Hosts Networking Reception During Caribbean Week 2012 in New York

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Journalist Karen Schaler, Travel Therapy; St. Maarten Director of Tourism, May-Ling Chun and Pauline Frommer, Frommer's.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (June 15, 2012) - The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau hosted a night "Under the Stars" networking reception at New York's XVI Rooftop Lounge on Thursday, June 7, during Caribbean Week in the Big Apple. The event drew approximately 100 guests including travel writers, travel agents, and other tourism partners who enjoyed light fare and cocktails.

The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau's Director of Tourism May-Ling Chun thanked the crowd for the continued support for the island. Ms. Chun was in town for Caribbean Tourism Organization's (CTO) Caribbean Week 2012 which took place June 4 - 9.

The event was organized as a key element to push and generate the destinations marketing and promotion plans for the upcoming months. The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau also participated in Caribbean Media Marketplace at the Marriott Marquis, where more than 150 travel journalists stopped by the various participating booths to learn more from each exhibitor/destination.

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.

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