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 info@shta.com

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.

SMART 2020 to be hosted by Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa

This year's Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Trade Show (SMART) will be hosted at the new Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa in Anse Marcel on May 19th – 21st. This was officially announced on February 24th by Secrets Saint Martin Resort & Spa in...

SHTA Calls for Immediate Revocation of New Permit Policy

The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) calls for an immediate revocation of the new “Policy on issuance of Labor Permits, as was published last Friday February 7th in the National Gazette. The policy change is meant to decrease unemployment and...

SHTA LAUNCHES SPECIAL 50 YEARS EDITION OF VISIT MAGAZINE

The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) is excited to announce the launch of VISIT St. Maarten/St. Martin 2020. Its yearly upscale destination magazine is distributed in each of the guest rooms of member hotels and other properties throughout the...

Sint Maarten about to face economic damage because of crisis in Curacao

In the January 12th edition of the Antilliaans Dagblad, mention is made of a possible solution to the Giro bank issue. The proposal appears to have at least the support of the government of Curacao. It is to increase the license fee charged by the central bank on...

SHTA, Carib Beer launch their 2020 Event Calendar

St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) in cooperation with Carib Beer released its 2020 national event calendar on Friday, January 10.   The yearly calendar gives businesses and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) an opportunity to share their...

The Crystal Pineapple Awards Gala Makes Grand Comeback

This Saturday, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino & Spa hosted the 12th SHTA Crystal Pineapple Awards Fundraising Gala.  The Crystal Pineapple Awards (CPA) is the only event on the island that recognizes excellence in Hospitality & Trade...

Last Voting Day Crystal Pineapple Awards Commences

Thursday November 21st, 2019 is the last chance to cast your votes for the 11 voting categories for the 12th Crystal Pineapple Awards (CPA), to be held this Saturday 23rd 2019 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino . Voting stops at 3PM sharp on Thursday...

“Future” To be theme of upcoming Crystal Pineapple Awards Edition

The theme chosen for the 12th Crystal Pineapple Awards will be “Future” announced today the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA). By choosing this theme, the SHTA wants to engage in positive thinking about opportunities and outlooks for the island as...

SHTA 12th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards Voting Online Open November 1st!

The voting period for the 12th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards will officially open on November 1st, 2019 at 9am. This puts you in the perfect position to vote for those individuals and organizations you think should be recognized for their outstanding performance in...

SMILE SURPASSES 2018 EDITION, PROGRAMME FINAL

After the recently added extra masterclass of Terry Jones on the future of tourism, visitors of the Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives & Industries Link-Up Event have received the final schedule in their SMILE-App. Yesterday, the amount of subscriptions...