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In this August 2009 issue:

1. INTRO: November Madness Set To Start
2. SPECIALS: Shared Charters for November 2009
3. ARTICLE: Why Travel Light To St. Barths?
4. SPONSOR MESSAGE: Spanish Style Villa For Sale
5. NEWS ITEM: Jimmy Buffett To Play For Le Select's 60th Birthday Bash
6. TRAVEL TIP: Traveling To St. Barths With Your Pet Parrot
7. AGENDA: Blues Festival in November Cancelled
8. ADVERTISEMENT: DineSBH.com - SBHdining.com
9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten

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INTRO: November Madness Set To Start
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Dear friends and clients,

Well, it's official! At least, it seems in all likelihood to be so. The Jimmy Buffett concert in St. Barths for Le Select's Big Birthday Bash is on!!!

I can tell from the reservations we are getting for shared charters in November that people are banking on Jimmy not letting Marius down for this 60th anniversary celebration. Rightly so I must say,  because the confirmations have been coming in from all different directions and from good reliable sources.

And so the November Madness begins. I can't repeat myself enough. Book your charters early if you are serious about getting to St. Barths in time for the festivities and celebrations over the weekend of November 6th to 8th.

This month's issue is all about getting to St. Barths in November for the big weekend party. So check out the latest info in this issue of the AirStMaarten Newsletter while I help the contributing editor for next month's issue get over his fear of writing in a public forum.

Happy Readings!

Terrance Rey

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2. SPECIALS: Shared Charters for November 2009
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Check out the shared charter schedule for November 2009:
http://www.airsxm.eu/page.php?page=40#sxm-sbh

We are now taking reservations. So book now before the November Madness begins. Trust me, you don't want to be taking the Great Bay Ferry Express to St. Barths if you want to enjoy Jimmy Buffett in concert on the Quai du Général de Gaulle in Gustavia. Visit www.sharedcharters.com today for more info.

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3. ARTICLE: Why Travel Light To St. Barths?
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If you are heading to St. Barths for the weekend celebrations on November 6th to the 8th it will make sense to travel light. My guess is you won't have time for anything else but partying and rocking to the music of Jimmy Buffett, steelband rhythms and revelling to the sounds of the Tremendous Johnsons Band.

If there is one time you will want to hone your packing skills when it comes to traveling light, it is during your trip to St. Barths for the November Madness on the weekend starting on the 6th of November. This will most likely result in a relaxed, enjoyable and stress-free travel experience.

Traveling light means you only pack enough clothes and the bare essentials to fit into one carry-on. Traveling with a carry-on means you don't have to check any luggage. Here are several reasons for traveling with only a carry-on and no checked luggage:

No Checked Luggage Means No Time Wasted
No Checked Luggage Means Money You Save
No Checked Luggage Means Flexibility
No Checked Luggage Means Peace Of Mind
No Checked Luggage Means A Hassle-Free Transit Through St. Maarten

And lastly...

No Checked Luggage Means We Can Get You Out On The First Available Shared Charter On A First-Come-First-Leave Basis in November.

Don't believe me when it comes to the great benefits of traveling light to St. Barths? Ask Dennis Carlton of The Normandie Hotel what his experiences are when it comes to traveling with only a carry-on and no checked luggage.

See ya in November!!!

I will be flying over to St. Barths without even a carry-on. That is how light I will be traveling. Check out the flightplan I already filed here:
http://www.airsxm.eu/page.php?page=48

Terrance Rey

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4. SPONSOR MESSAGE: Spanish Style Villa For Sale
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Residential Spanish Style Villa for Sale in St. Eustatius. Suitable for private use, as Bed & Breakfast or as a Spa Retreat. Asking price $700,000.00 US Dollars. Info at http://www.stmaarten-info.com/en/guide/real-estate/villa-for-sale/.

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5. NEWS ITEM: Jimmy Buffett To Play For Le Select's 60th Birthday Bash
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Jimmy Buffett in St. Barths for Le Select 60th Anniversary

 Schedule

Friday, November 6, 2009

11am to 1pm: Gunslingers Steel Band
11am to 12pm: Complementary appetizers and happy hour
5pm: Chorale du bon Coeur, choir performance
6pm: Speech by Marius STAKELBOROUGH, followed by a cocktail reception
8pm: “Math’s Connection” and “The Tremendous Johnsons”

Saturday, November 7, 2009

11am to 1pm: Gunslingers Steel Band
11am to 12pm: Complementary appetizers and happy hour
6pm: Gunslingers Steel Band (Quai du Général de Gaulle)
8pm: Jimmy Buffet in concert (Quai du Général de Gaulle)
10pm: New Generation, live music at Le Select

Sunday, November 8, 2009

11am - 1pm: Gunslingers in concert
11am -12am: Complementary appetizers and happy hour
4pm: Film Screening: “The Friends Of Marius” + DVD Sweden, St Barth
at the Capitainerie (upstairs at Port Office)
For the benefit of the Marius Stakelborough Foundation
6pm -7pm: Gunslingers concert
8pm: Fireworks, closing party with dancing and live musical performance by the local band “Les Romantiques” at the Select

Monday, November 9, 2009

11am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm
Marius invites one and all to discover the Back Street Gallery
in Rue Père Dugon, Gustavia

Here is a photo of the Jimmy Buffett concert I attended in Anguilla back in March 2007 on the 24th to get you in the mood already:

Jimmy Buffett in Anguilla on March 24 2007

See more of my pics here: http://www.airsxm.eu/page.php?page=46

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6. TRAVEL TIP: Traveling To St. Barths With Your Pet Parrot
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If you are a true Parrothead, then most likely you will be traveling to St. Barths in November with your pet parrot. Here are a number of tips to consider when traveling to St. Barths with a pet.

Check first when booking
The first step toward ensuring a hassle-free travel with your pet is to check the airline's pet policies when booking your flight.

Small pets are allowed as carry-on
Reservations are required for both cargo and carry-on passengers. Smaller pets (weight varies by airline) are allowed as carry-on, and are required to remain in their airline-approved cases under the seat in front of you for the duration of the flight. Many airlines only allow a certain number of animals in the cabin, so be certain your pet has a guaranteed place with you before you fly.

Bigger pets have to be checked as cargo
Larger pets are required to fly in the cargo hold. If you're traveling with an animal in cargo, alert flight attendants, so they'll know who to grab first in case of an emergency. Be prepared to pay extra when flying with your pet, as many airlines charge a fee for each way. Check with your airline for its specific rates and procedures.

Address the needs of your pet beforehand
Depending on the duration of the flight, many vets recommend withholding food six hours before departure and water two hours prior to take-off. It's also wise to exercise pets before putting them in their crates. Place a visible tag with your pet's name and emergency contact information on the side of its carrying case.

So check with me when booking your shared charter for November. Most likely your parrot can sit upfront next to the pilot. As long as it doesn't talk too much to the pilot. That might be a bit distracting. But being up front will be a great treat for any true parrothead.

Parrotheads in action:

Parrotheads at Jimmy Buffett concert in Anguilla March 24 2007

See more of my pics here: http://www.airsxm.eu/page.php?page=46

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7. AGENDA: Blues Festival in November Cancelled
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Apparently the first St. Barths Blues Festival that was also to be held this year in November has been cancelled.

The St. Barths Blues Festival was to take place in November 2009 - from the 5th to the 8th - with free concerts to have been given by some well-known artists such as:

  • Corey Harris, hero of Martin Scorsese’s film “From Mali to Mississipi”, renderen blues with African inspirations.
  • James Cotton, a living legend of the Blues, from the famous New Orleans Hall of Fame.
  • Lonie Brooks, with a style sometimes described as “Voodoo Blues” which includes elements of Chicago Blues, Louisiana Blues, Swamp Pop, Rhythm & Blues.
  • Phil Wiggins, a true master of the acoustic blues harp!

According my source (roving reporter Ellen Greaux), word from the St. Barths Tourist Office is that the Blues Festival planned for November has indeed been cancelled!!!

But don't despair. There are lots of activities planned for the weekend of Le Select's 60th anniversary on November 6th to 8th with Jimmy Buffett performing on the dock (Quai du Général de Gaulle), a steel band from St. Maarten, a new documentary about Marius and the opening of his new "museum" in Gustavia. Plus The Tremendous Johnsons band from the US at Le Select. How great will that be? Oh, it going to be Madness in November, I tell you.

Join the November Madness, book a shared charter today via www.airsxm.com.

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8. ADVERTISEMENT: DineSBH.com - SBHdining.com
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Since clients often ask me to recommend restaurants or my favorite places to eat, I registered the domain names DineSBH.com and SBHdining.com with the intention to publish restaurant reviews and photo's whenever I visit St. Barths (for business or pleasure) and I dine at any of St. Barths' great restaurants.

Here is a lunch scene photograph of yours truly with Gregb and friends.

Lunch scene in St. Barths with Gregb and friends 

Where was this photo taken? Email me to find out.
Visit www.sbhdining.com to also find out how to get to St. Barths.

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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.

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