PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maareten – The Rotary Club of St. Maarten, continuing its tourism awareness project, installed the first set of Tourism Awareness Banners along the Pondfill on Saturday night.
Maria Buncamper-Molanus, President of the Rotary Club of St. Maarten, stated, “Tourism is everyone’s business here on St. Maarten. Everyone who lives and works on St. Maarten is either directly or indirectly involved in the tourism business. This awareness campaign is geared at helping everyone understand just how important tourism is to our economy. We hope these banners, along with others to be installed soon, will help promote a greater understanding of tourism in our community”.
Also present for the initial installation of the Tourism Awareness Banners were Rotarians Pierre Decelles and Aadu Abel as well as incoming Rotary President Deepak (Danny) Ramchandani and incoming Secretary/President-Elect Jeffrey “Soc” Sochrin. Ramchandani added to Buncamper’s sentiment saying, “This awareness campaign will continue for the next three years, with next year’s focus being on the youth in our community and how tourism effects them. Look for many continued initiatives in the new Rotary year which begins on July 1st, all geared helping the youth in our community understand that Tourism is our Business”.
Buncamper-Molanus continued, “Before the end of June several other awareness items will be launched which all involve our children. I wish to thank all of our sponsors including our main corporate sponsor, MNO Vervat St. Maarten, for their assistance with this historic project for St. Maarten.”