Destination expected to receive major coverage from 13 international journalists who attended SXM Music Festival | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) – The Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) expects major coverage from 13 international media reps who recently attended the concluded 3rdEdition of the SXM Music Festival, an electronic music festival geared towards lovers of electronic music.

Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson is very pleased with the attention that the SXM Music Festival received from international media.

“The travel and music experience received by these international media reps will go a long way and should be very rewarding for the destination Sint Maarten/St. Martin.  

“This was a great opportunity to promote our destination experience internationally and we look forward to the fourth edition of the SXM Music Festival,” Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson said on Tuesday.  

Claudia Arrindell and Marie-Line Andrew-Carty representatives of STB hosted the journalists as part of a press trip during the SXM Music Festival on Thursday March 14, 2019. The St. Martin Tourist Office also hosted the journalists on the French side. 

Some of the media crew wereLuke John: CRACK Magazine; Rob Mc Callum: DJ Magazine; Stuart Kenny: Amuse; Matthew Moen: Paper Magazine; Greg Mc Kenzie: BBC World Travel; Mike Mc Kenzie: BBC World Travel; Lorren Wilson: BBC World Travel.

DJ Magazine is one of the electronic music’s best-loved brands that started back in 1991, as a print magazine to reflect the emerging UK electronic music scene.  It is now a global multimedia brand with assets spanning print, web, video and events. DJ Magazine is translated into 10 languages every single month is read and respected worldwide.

BBC Travel tells awe-inspiring immersive travel stories and for a second year in a row, has won the Gold Lowell Thomas Award for best travel journalism website.

Amuse is a re-imagined record label company that offers free music distribution to everyone and record deals to artists.  Amuse was founded in Stockholm in late 2015 by a global team of music industry experts. It has offices in Stockholm, Los Angeles and a presence in London, Miami and Bogota.

Paper Magazine is a New York City-based independent magazine focusing on fashion, popular culture, nightlife, music, art and film.   

“The group got an opportunity to take pictures at some of our beautiful beaches, their day also included stops at Toppers Rhum Distillery, Rainforest Adventures and Guavaberry Emporium, and lunch at Lazy Lizard on the board walk.

“They had a great time and enjoyed the tour very much.  They are looking forward to returning to our shores,” STB reps said.

The STB collaborated with the SXM Music Festival to host the Third Edition of the SXM Music Festival.

SXM Festival has furthered its reputation as a hub for the global electronic music community by involving some of the world’s most renowned party brands for this year’s edition.

“The travel trade media are key to destination promotion and their digital content will be viewed by potential travelers in all markets.  

“It was very important for us to connect with international media and influencers to get the word out that the destination is back and open for business,” said Interim Director of STB May-Ling Chun.

For further information about the SXM Music Festival, you can log on to For Apple phone users, you can download the SXM Music Festival app and for android users you can go to Play store and download the app.

Source: Souliga Newsday