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In this May 2010 issue:

1. INTRO: A Night Out In St. Maarten
2. SPECIALS: Shared Charters from San Juan to St. Barths
3. ARTICLE: Save NOW For Your Next St. Barths Trip
4. SPONSOR MESSAGE: CheapoAir
5. NEWS ITEM: WINAIR Announces New Routes
6. TRAVEL TIP: Know That AirStMaarten Does Not Own Any Aircrafts
7. AGENDA: Cocktail Party at The Normandie Hotel - June 4th, 2010
8. ADVERTISEMENT: Villa Flamands Blue
9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten

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INTRO: A Night Out In St. Maarten
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Dear friends and clients,

Ever considered overnighting in St. Maarten?

My friend and fellow St. Barths lover, Jeff McGrew, decided on a last minute trip to visit St. Barths recently and because of business meetings in St. Maarten decided to overnight. Well, that worked out perfectly for the both of us. Because I got the opportunity to take Jeff out for the dinner and he got the opportunity to show me what a great guy he is by paying. Thanks, Jeff!!! :-) 

Jeff McGrew & Terrance Rey

After picking Jeff up at Mary's Boon Beach Resort and posing for a quick photo opp (see above), we had dinner at Soprano's (see photo below). Dinner was a large green salad and a large pepperoni pizza washed down with a couple of Heineken Light Beers. We had a great time and caught up on the latest St. Barths news, gossip and developments.

Terrance Rey & Jeff McGrew

After dinner, I drove Jeff around in Simpson Bay and showed him some of the hotspots and the vibrant nightlife Dutch St. Maarten's second town, Simpson Bay, is famous for. So if you ever decide to overnight in St. Maarten and want a night out in the Simpson Bay town, email me!!! :-) 

Happy Readings!

Terrance Rey

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2. SPECIALS: Shared Charters from Puerto Rico, San Juan to St. Barths
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San Juan, Puerto Rico - St. Barths Connection Route

DEPART:
SJU-SBH @ 2-3:30PM

RETURN:
SBH-SJU @ 11-12:30PM

PRICE:
Per seat per one-way: US$ 350.00
Per seat round-trip: US$700.00

Submit a reservation request online via http://www.airsxm.com/request.php.
We require six passengers on a roundtrip flight to confirm.

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3. ARTICLE: Save NOW For Your Next St. Barths Trip
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Last year it was the United States economy. This year it is the European economy.  When will they get in sync and recover together?
 
Right now, you have an opportunity to save some money in anticipation of your next trip to St. Barths. (You know you will be coming again!).
 
Take advantage of the declining value of the Euro and lock-in your SXM-SBH-SXM travel cost now.
 
Buy a gift certificate for travel between November 15 and April 15 and save money.

  • Buy a $500 Gift Certificate and pay only $450
  • Buy a $1000 Gift Certificate and pay only $900
  • Buy a $2000 Gift Certificate and pay only $1800
  • Buy a $4000 Gift Certificate and pay only $3600
  • Buy a $5000 Gift Certificate and pay only $4500

Gift certificates must be used for purchases of single bookings of our shared charters or private charters.
 
Only the $500 gift cerficates can be used for single bookings for commercial tickets with Winair or St. Barth Commuter.
 
If you buy now, I will waive the regular 4% creditcard surcharge on all gift certificate purchases. If you buy $1000 or more, I will throw in a gift coupon for complimentary VIP Services worth $125.
 
Email us to place your order now.
 
Best regards,
 
Terrance Rey
 
PS: If you are a travel agent or villa owner, please email me via sales@airsxm.com for more information about our new incentive programme. 

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5. NEWS ITEM: WINAIR Announces New Routes
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Winair newsAirport -- Regional airline WINAIR has announced that starting June 14th, three new routes will be added to its network: Tortola, Dominica and St. Lucia.

This disclosure was made by the company's Managing Director, Edwin Hodge, who said that after extensive and significant talks the airline was able to secure the new routes noting that it will help to boost the company's operations.

The new destinations are St Lucia, Dominica and Tortola. The company's CEO said: "I have to admit that we are very excited to launch these new routes as it helps us in being able to provide a better and enhanced service to the people of the region."

According to Edwin Hodge, WINAIR's Managing Director, it is very important to note that the new flights will complement the airline's existing service. "We have a number of destinations that provide our customers more travel options when using WINAIR."  Hodge also pointed out that the continued growth and development of the airline will be based on their experience. He added that this new investment perfectly reflects that commitment.

While details of the new deal has not been made public, confirmed sources indicate that the details are beneficial to all concerned, stressing that with increased competition the company will have to continue keeping its house in order.

The three new destinations are situated in both the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean while several pundits have noted that the new routes will attract business from visiting family and relatives, the business community, diplomatic services and the tourism industry.

Vice President of Marketing, Claudio Buncamper, said that the relevant stakeholders are happy. "I must say that our primary aim is to not only offer to these passengers excellent connections and service but we also want to ensure that they are safe and secured," he said. Buncamper pointed out that WINAIR continues to set standards in travel, stressing that he firmly believes that there is untapped potential. "I am of the firm view that with the addition of these three routes it promises to serve the unmet needs of discerning corporate and leisure flyers," the VP of Marketing said.

Buncamper declared that WINAIR's goal is to emerge as the market leader within the Caribbean noting that they are on course. He added that they expect to consolidate their leadership position further by being the preferred airline in the region. Winair is presently loading its flight schedule for the new destinations which will connect to all of Winair Destinations.

It was noted that WINAIR will continue on its mission to launch other flights to more regional destinations over the coming months. According to reliable sources, Barbados is in the planning as the next destination to added to the Winair routes network.

To book all Winair flights, visit: http://www.winair.nl.

Fly with Winair to exotic Caribbean destinations

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6. TRAVEL TIP: Know That AirStMaarten Does Not Own Any Aircrafts
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Here are our Terms of Service:

  1. Virtual Airline. AirStMaarten does not own nor operate its own aircrafts. We charter aircrafts or we book seats on Commercial Airlines for our customers. We have access to seats on 300 airlines to 5000 destinations worldwide. We also have access to a worldwide network of Charter Operators.
  2. Reservations. After you submit a Reservation Request we will search for the best option and send you a Reservation Offer with an itinerary and payment instructions. The rates or fares quoted are subject to aircraft or seats availability and are valid for a limit period, after which they are subject to change without notice. Any change in itinerary will invalidate our Reservation Offer.
  3. Payment Terms. Reservation Offers are payable upon receipt. Customers authorize payment by credit card by signing a creditcard authorisation form and faxing this back to us. We accept all major creditcards (Visa/Mastercard, Discover and AMEX). Customers can choose to pay via banktransfer, international bankwire or remit money via a money remittance service. Once payment has been received and processed, we will send out a Reservation Confirmation.
  4. Cancellation Policy. The Charter Operator's confirmation terms or the Airline's e-tickets will reflect the cancellation policy.
  5. Final Confirmation. AirStMaarten will confirm the Airline or Charter Operator details within 24 hours of a flight at the latest with check-in instructions and meet & greet information. In the case of a "Shared Charter", customers understand and agree that they will be sharing their flight with other customers.

Looking forward to being of assistance to you in planning your next trip to St. Barths.

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7. AGENDA: Cocktail Party at The Normandie Hotel - June 4th, 2010
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 The Normandie Hotel bar

On Friday, June 4th, at 6pm there will be a Cocktail Party at The Normandie Hotel for friends of AirStMaarten, The Normandie Hotel & Villa Case et Cuisine. We are inviting all clients and forum friends who will be on the island to attend. The dress code is casual dress.

The Cocktail Party at The Normandie Hotel will be an early celebration of Solstice (longest day in the year) in St. Barths... and just in time for the seasonal closing of The Wall House Restaurant with its "cleaning out the 'frig' party" – the refrigerator, that is.

At this cocktail party you will get to meet The Normandie Hotel’s new Manager, Eula Prada, a long time resident of St. Barths and entrepreneur on the island. Furthermore, both Dennis & Wendy will be there with special guest, Terrance Rey, to greet friends.

Dennis Carlton & Terrance Rey at a cocktail party at Case et Cuisine - April 2007
Above: Dennis Carlton & Terrance Rey at a cocktail party at Villa Case et Cuisine back in April 2007.

Other events on St. Barths in the month of June 2010:

June 5
Dance Performance by Form Fitness — St Jean Sports stadium
 
June 8
Caribbean Football Stars Tour — Gala match between pros and former pro-soccer players from France and a team from St Barth.
 
June 12
Dance Performance — Tennis court, Colombier
 
June 12
Music Festival — on the dock Quai Général de Gaulle, Gustavia
 
June 12
Portuguese Day — at Lorient

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8. ADVERTISEMENT: Villa Flamands Blue
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Villa Flamands Blue in St. Barths

A wonderful villa in a great location available for rent by owner on the idyllic French Caribbean island of St.Barts. Spectacular views overlooking Flamands Beach to neighboring islands with restaurants, grocery stores and bakery nearby. Visit http://www.stbartsvilla.com for more information.

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9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten
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Booking Procedure & Reservation Information

Submit a reservation request online at www.airsxm.com. Once we receive your request, we will send you a Reservation Offer for your consideration. Once you accept our proposal, we will require payment. You can use our credit card form to send us your credit card information. We accept all major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. You can also pay by bank transfer, check, cash or Paypal. Once payment is received, we will book the commercial flight or private charter and send you a Reservation Confirmation.

If you have requested additional services such as VIP Transfer Services, we will send you a Final Confirmation containing all details of your travel itinerary and services booked. And that's how you book with AirStMaarten.

Other Customer Service Resources:
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