PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -- The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau reminded
agents that its Double the Value, Double the Fun promotion,
offering up to 35% savings at participating hotels, was extended to
stays completed by Dec. 15.
"The promotion was originally scheduled to terminate on June 30,
and was extended to generate low-season bookings through the summer
and fall, right up to the Christmas season," a spokeswoman for the
Tour operators incorporating the features in their offerings of
three nights or longer are American Airlines Vacations, Gogo
Worldwide Vacations, Travel Impressions and US Airways
Under the program, every third night of a hotel stay and every
third day's use of a rental car is free, depending on the
Separately, when other hotels are booked, the fifth night is
free and the fifth day's use of the rental car is free.
The free third night participants are the Atrium Resort, Belair
Beach Hotel, Caravanserai Beach Resort, Divi Little Bay Beach
Resort, Great Bay Beach Resort, La Vista Hotel, Maho Bay Resort
& Casino, Princess Heights, Summit Resort Hotel, Horny Toad
Guesthouse, Turquoise Shell Residence Hotel and Oyster Bay Beach
The free fifth night hotel participants are Holland House Beach
Hotel, Sunterra Flamingo Beach Resort, Princess Port de Plaisance
and Sunterra Royal Palm Beach Resort.
Also provided is the Experience St. Maarten coupon book with
discounts on sightseeing and dining (seven participating
The land-only portion featuring the free third night starts at
$177 per person, double, and can be used for clients traveling to
St. Maarten on frequent flyer miles.
For more information, contact the tour operators, the tourist
bureau (800) 786-2278 or check the Web site www.st-maarten.com.