PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — The board of the St. Maarten Small Properties Association (SMSPA) had an introductory meeting with S.E.L. Maduro & Sons NV last week Monday, said Nzinga Lake, SMSPA president.
S.E.L. Maduro & Sons general manager Sjaoel Richardson, and office manager Laura Louis represented the travel agency at the meeting with the association. The meeting took place at the company’s office in Pointe Blanche.
“The topics discussed were joint marketing, ‘Summer and Winter’ promotions, travel packages, site inspections and networking events with travel agents,” said Lake.
The newly elected board has been contacting tourism stakeholders to meet on “fostering strong and mutually-beneficial relationships for our small hotel members. S.E.L. Maduro & Sons is committed to our tourism product and its development. And as a board we are focused of realizing alliances in the tourism market for the regional and international promotion of our member properties and our beautiful island,” said Lake.
“We believe that once stakeholders on the island combine their resources and find common grounds to market the island and its events, that everyone will benefit from this kind of cooperation,” said Richardson.
The general manager of the travel company also said that, “it makes perfect sense for S.E.L. Maduro and Sons (Maduro Travel) to team up with the St. Maarten Small Properties Association to come up with tailor-made travel packages to St. Maarten and to do joint marketing.”
“We are looking forward to working with the association in the very near future,” said Sjaoel Richardson.