Tag archive for ‘cruise tourism’
Tourist in town on Front Street filled with cars - 20191128 JH
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Businesses in Philipsburg struggle to survive

GREAT BAY — After a slow start of the tourist high season, several stores and restaurants in Philipsburg have trouble paying this month’s rent. Earlier this year Port St. Maarten and the tourism authorities More...

Cruise passengers arriving at pier Walter Plantz Square - 20191209 JH
By The Publisher On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Hustled and harassed in Philipsburg

GREAT BAY — To visit Philipsburg today is to see how the declining benefits of cruise tourism and lack of government support have turned the city into a hustlers’ arena. Hundreds of street advertisers and More...

Aerial shot Port StMaarten with cruise ships
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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Cruise tourism in a deep existential crisis

PHILIPSBURG – Cruise Tourism in St. Maarten is in a deep existential crisis, no matter how seemingly optimistic outgoing Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson spins the story. Cruise tourism has More...