Last month, a delegation from the Community of St. Martin visited Miami to participate in the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS)
The Investor Guide, an undeniable asset to promote the destination in business lounges.
Last month, a delegation from the Community of St. Martin visited Miami to participate in the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS). For the past four years, the Saint Martin Community has visited this decisive summit annually, in order to assess the market and to refine the tourism development policy of the territory. This year, Stéphanie Bessière and Odile Vainqueur, respectively director of tourism and director of tax regulations, represented the Saint Martin Community at the summit where 250 representatives of governments and major international tourism groups met. For all participants, it was important to take into account the changing economic and tourism environment in the Caribbean, where there was general agreement that investment dynamics had started again after several years of crisis.
The attractiveness of our tax system - one of the most interesting in the Caribbean - is a major promotional tool for attracting new investors. The creation of the Investor's Guide, entitled "Doing Business in Saint-Martin", which is currently being finalized, attracted the interest of our interlocutors at this summit. This Guide is a valuable tool to support the revitalization of our economy.
The Community of Saint-Martin, which was able to absorb the exchanges initiated at this business summit, has scheduled travel to future summits and conferences in the Caribbean and the United States, as well as in Europe, To highlight the taxation of our territory, as well as the unique development potential of our destination, which receives nearly 2 millions of visitors each year.
Tourism policy: a groundwork that pays off.
The provisional assessment of the development and tourism development plan for the 2010-2015 period is positive in terms of achieving the objectives set out in the action plan. The Collectivité will make a public presentation of this report, at the 2ème Assises du Tourisme. The Community Tourism Directorate is currently preparing the next 2015-2020 programming in line with the work already accomplished. If the first work has laid down the main principles and the upgrading of the accommodation product, the new programming will focus on the construction of infrastructures using private investment.