Minister of Tourism Arrindell pleased of CNN Travel SXM Airport 2nd Ranking for Plane-spotting in the World.

ingridarrindell27012016GREAT BAY(DCOMM):—  Minister Hon. Ingrid Arrindell of the Ministry Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), on Thursday said she was very pleased that CNN Travel carried a story where SXM Airport ranked second for plane-spotting in the world.

On March 2, a column on CNN Travel ( website titled, “Latest in aviation,” “Plane-spotting 101: A beginner’s guide to commercial jets,” written by Karla Cripps; the writer pointed out that plane-spotting has become a more alluring hobby than ever.

Under the section, “Top airports for plane-spotting,” the five airports identified as favorites are: London Heathrow, United Kingdom; Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten, Caribbean; Hong Kong International; Los Angeles International; and Toulouse, France. is among the world’s leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, relies heavily on CNN’s global team of almost 4,000 news professionals. features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.

“Destination Sint Maarten receiving publicity on CNN Travel with respect to our airport and place-spotting is a great plus for us as millions of potential travelers around the world will read about us on the world-wide-web.

“This form of publicity goes a long way in promoting our destination, is priceless, and is very much welcomed,” Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Ingrid Arrindell said on Thursday.

Source: St. Martin News Network Minister of Tourism Arrindell pleased of CNN Travel SXM Airport 2nd Ranking for Plane-spotting in the World.


  1. Again taking credit for something you did absolutely NOTHING for to accomplish!

    What we need Minister you to deliver QUICKLY before we lose even more ground to the competition is:

    1. Launch the SXM Tourism Authority so the experts from all sectors can be charged with MUCH NEEDED DESTINATION MARKETING.

    2. LESS regulations and tax INCENTIVES for ENTREPRENEURS to launch new businesses and thus SPUR the economy.

    3. Overhaul our much OUTDATED tax system and get rid of DESTRUCTIVE TURN OVER TAX

    4. Get the STATISTICAL systems working at both our PORTS OF ENTRY so we can properly analyse and use for TARGETED MARKETING STRATEGIES.

    5. LESS Government, MORE private sector that generates tax income so this BLOATED Government can actually do the necessary projects in education, social welfare etc

    Stop doing photo ops, start delevering!! That’s what we pay you your ridiculous salary for.