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.

SHTA completes second report Covid19 fallout business survey, layoffs expected up to 47.8%

Click here to view the full graph The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) completed a second report on its business wide survey, including the input of 635 respondent companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The number of survey...

SHTA survey of businesses emphasizes concern for economic decline post COVID-19

OVER 580 companies, approximately 20% of the total count of operational business supporting over 8000 employees, submitted entries to Business Survey conducted by the SHTA from Thursday, March 26th until Sunday March 29th.   The results are clear, acute job...

SHTA Launches Business Survey To Assess Economic Impact COVID-19

In order to assess the economic damage for country St Maarten in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) over the past 24 hours launched a business survey. The assessment is meant to make as accurate as...

Business Associations And WIFOL Stand United In Recommendations To Government

In a joint statement The Sint Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA), the Sint Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA), the Indian Merchants Association (IMA), the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) and the Labor Union WIFOL pledged their collective...

Letter to Membership Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Members, First of all, the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) hopes you, your colleagues and loved ones stay safe during the current pandemic. We refer to the World Health Organization for guidelines how to protect yourself...

Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Trade-show (SMART) Postponed

Due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to adhere to the subsequent travel recommendations and restrictions, the Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Trade-show (SMART) 2020 edition will be postponed until further notice. This was announced...

SHTA asks government to anticipate economic fallout due to Covid19

SHTA hopes that the health effects caused by Covid-19 can be kept to a minimum for the residents of St Maarten. The association underlines the importance to stay as safe and as healthy as possible, following the advice given by the World Health Organization to...

SMART Early Bird Registration Kicks Off Successfully

The first weeks of registration for the 2020 Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) have been successful, with over 30 international, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin businesses applying for registration for the May 19th- 21st tradeshow; organizers...

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...