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 2020

St. Maarten / St. Marten 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.


The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) today announced its renewed cooperation with International Liquor & Tobacco Trading (ILTT) on the St. Maarten event calendar, calling on companies and NGO’s to share planned events for 2021 before December...

SAFESEAL – Clean Standard Seal Certification Program Launched

The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), and occupational health expert company Medwork Caribbean N.V. are pleased to announce the launch of their newest collaboration, “SAFESEAL – Clean Standard Seal Certification...

American Airlines, STB, SHTA host digital Travel Agent conference

Wednesday, October 8th, American Airlines, STB and SHTA hosted a digital conference for American travel agents. Over 200 travel agents from the United States participated in a digital showcasing of St. Maarten as a tourism destination. Presentations were made on the...

Comparative State of the Economy

For many years, members of the St Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) have jointly cooperated on collecting occupancy rates as an economic performance indicator. SHTA compared numbers of before hurricane Irma and 2019 as the last full pre-pandemic year...

Open Letter to Prime Minister

Honorable Prime Minister, “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” — Admiral James Stockdale. The full...

Employer Council proposes Candidates SER

The Employer Council St. Maarten has submitted six employer representative candidates for the next Social Economic Council (SER). The Employer Council hopes to speed up the appointment process of the new SER term, which it considers to be of great value in the current...


From the get-go, the SSRP was intended to enable employers to maintain employment relationships with as many employees as possible. It was anticipated that, without such a program, the number of lay-offs and bankruptcies would harm our economy to such an extent that...

SHTA Hosted a Masterclass with Medwork and SZV on Sick Leave Management

Occupational health provider Medwork and the St Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), in conjunction with health insurer SZV, provided a digital masterclass on Thursday August 13, for how to manage employee sick leave. SZV used the opportunity to share...

“Employer Council St Maarten “is formed

On Friday July 10th, 2020, the first board meeting of the Employer Council St Maarten took place. The Sint Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA), the Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), the Indian Merchants Association (IMA) and the Sint...

SHTA to hold Tourism Survey Result Workshop

The Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) will be presenting the findings of its tourism survey which resulted in the gathering of valuable data to be used in upcoming targeted marketing efforts. SHTA and its partners executed the survey...