The St Maarten Tourism Bureau, St Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) and occupational health expert company Medwork are pleased to announce the launch of their newest collaboration:  “SafeSeal”!

Calendar 2021

St. Maarten / St. Martin Events Calendar

Vision for St. Maarten 2025

By means of this document SHTA will try to show its Vision of what an ideal Sint Maarten could like in 2025

Crystal Pineapple Award Fundraising Gala

November 23rd, 2019
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

SHTA is the largest private business representative on the island. The association is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on Sint Maarten. With the businesses environment on St. Maarten evolving at a record pace, it is good to know that you have someone to turn to for questions, problems and most importantly answers.

Furthermore the SHTA offers a number of direct benefits to increase your bottom line, employee satisfaction and service and socio-economic impact on the island. The SHTA has a proven track record of over 45 years of consistent and professional services to its members.

Contact us for more information on how you can benefit from being a member of the SHTA, call our office at +1-721-542-0108 or email us at

SMILE stands for Sint Maarten Innovation, Initiatives & Industries Linkup Event. The event serves as a platform for innovations, business updates and networking.
The Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) the largest travel platform in the Northeastern Caribbean for foreign tour operators, OTA’s to do business with local hoteliers, DMC’s and excursions.
The Crystal Pineapple Awards recognizes Hospitality & Trade personnel, organizations and associations, for their contribution towards the tourism industry, the island’s main economic pillar.

SHTA launches “Have a Taste of St Maarten Campaign”

Today the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) launched its "Have a Taste of St. Maarten Campaign". The campaign of hospitality workers sharing their signature drink or dish is intended to highlight the amazing culinary delights of St. Maarten and to...

Consortium of NGO’s acquires Beach Cleaning Machine

As of this week, Sint Maarten has a new specialized beach cleaning machine available to assist in maintaining its pristine beaches. This was announced today by the Board of the new Beach Cleaning Foundation, the Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA)...

SafeSeal Emblem for La Vista Resort

Last week March 8th, La Vista Resort received its Platinum SafeSeal recognition. SafeSeal is an immediately recognizable emblem for companies that are verified that they adhere to strict cleanliness and hygiene guidelines to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. The platinum...

SafeSeal Recognitions Provided To Simpson Bay Resort, Its In-House Retail Store and On Site Restaurants

On Thursday February 25th, SafeSeal recognitions were provided to Simpson Bay Resort, its in-house retail store and the property’s well known restaurants La Patrona, Replay and Juliette’s Bistro. SafeSeal is the recognition of best practices in protecting its...

SHTA Raises Concerns Regarding CFT Comments on ZV/OV Limit

In Monday’s publication of the Daily Herald, a letter from CFT with respect to the draft budget of Country St. Maarten is discussed in which CFT advises to increase the maximum ZV/OV wage limit, from less than ANG 68,000 to ANG 120,000. Such an adjustment would...

Oyster Bay Beach Resort meets SafeSeal COVID-19 Prevention Standards

Oyster Bay Beach Resort today received a SafeSeal recognition of best practices in protecting its customers against COVID19. SafeSeal is the immediately recognizable emblem for companies that are verified that they adhere to strict cleanliness and hygiene guidelines...

Response to CFT Interview

In the Herald of 26 January an extensive interview with the Chairman of the “College Financieel Toezicht” (CFT), the financial supervisor of our government was published. In this article several statements of the Chairman were made that need further discussion. Quote...

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort Awarded Platinum SafeSeal Emblem

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort was recently awarded the Platinum SafeSeal emblem by The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau, St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), and Medwork in recognition of implementing best practices to protect guests and employees from...

Caribbean Brewing Company Receives SafeSeal Recognition

The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau, the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) and occupational health experts of Medwork have provided Caribbean Brewing Company with the SafeSeal certificate for activities. SafeSeal is an immediately recognizable emblem...

Current State of the Economy, Projections and Decision Making Going Forward on a Faulty Basis

St. Maarten suffers from a complete lack of multi-sector discussions regarding the actual state of our economy, and factual data to support any of the reporting that has been published. This has been the case for years and continues to be self-perpetuating. Statistics...