St. Maarten team ready for key meetings with airlines

The Minister of Tourism’s Chief of Cabinet Mellissa Doncher, Tourism/Marketing consultant Rolando Brison, Senior Policy Advisor Julian Lake of the Cabinet of the Minister of Tourism, and Airport SXM Marketing and Customer Service Department Manager Suzy Kartokromo.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada–A delegation from St. Maarten is currently attending the tenth Routes Americas conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and will hold a series of meetings with airlines, new and potential, for destination St. Maarten.

  Routes Americas brings together a range of airlines, airports and tourism authorities, including some of the largest carriers in North, Central and Latin America. This event offers the opportunity to meet with some of the most influential aviation professionals from across the Americas region.

  The Routes Americas Strategy Summit and a welcome reception will be held on today, Tuesday, followed by key face-to-face meetings and networking on Wednesday. Discussions held at Routes can pave the way for future negotiations to secure additional airlift to the island.

  Attending on behalf of St. Maarten is a group from Princess Juliana International Airport SXM led by Operations Manager Michel Chance and Marketing and Customer Service Department Manager Suzy Kartokromo, representatives of the Cabinet of the Minister of Tourism Senior Policy Advisor Julian Lake and Chief of Cabinet Mellissa Doncher,   Tourism/Marketing consultant Rolando Brison and St. Maarten Tourism Bureau representative Marla Chemont.

  “We are excited to create new opportunities for the country in collaboration with SXM Airport. It is imperative to listen to the interest of the airlines and find tangible ways to forge new, mutually beneficial business ventures for the destination. It’s very important that we not only create interest to our island through marketing efforts, but create avenues via new or expanded airlift for our guests to come enjoy our beautiful island,” Lake said.

  Routes Americas, the annual gathering of air service decision-makers for the Americas region, attracts the region’s senior decision-makers each year, positioning it as the “must attend” event for all those interested in meeting with the industry’s key players.

  Routes Americas is expected to attract more than 80 airlines, 280 airports and almost 40 tourism authorities in 2017, along with a number of other industry stakeholders from across the region, to discuss air service development.

Source: The Daily Herald