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St. Maarten Airport in the Running for Most Stunning Global Airport Approaches by

Fans Can Now Vote Princess Juliana International Airport Into Final Top 10

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Dec. 6, 2012) - St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) has been selected among a group of 32 by a panel of high-profile travel industry experts in this year's list of the most stunning global airport approaches. Fans are encouraged to help ensure it makes the final Top 10 by voting for SXM through the end of December at

"We are very proud of our airport on St. Maarten and the fact that not only visitors to our island use Princess Juliana International Airport, but many other vacationers fly into St. Maarten to transfer to other nearby islands, making our airport a major hub for our area of the Caribbean," said the Honorable Romeo F. Pantophlet, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications., the leading online booking platform for private aviation charters, has put together a shortlist of airports worldwide, including SXM, that offer a range of truly inspirational views during approaches, including world-famous cityscapes, stunning coastlines and beautiful mountain views.

SXM, located on the scenic shores of Maho Beach, offers passengers on incoming flights unique and breathtaking views of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. For additional information on St. Maarten, visit the official site of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau at

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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