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 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...

SHTA Launches Travel Sentiments Survey and Challenge for Local Talent

Yesterday, the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) in conjunction with many of its members launched a #SXMReady Visitor Data Project. By reaching out to people that visited Sint Maarten over the past few years, via various channels, we can learn...

SHTA Worried About Consumer GEBE Billing on the Rise

The Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) is concerned that during the lockdown of the past months, GEBE tariffs seemingly have gone up for consumers. While common expectation was that the reduced fuel clause and the situation of the country would...

SHTA Launches Reopening Guidelines

The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) launched a compact set of guidelines for various industries yesterday how to deal with reopening after COVID19. The guideline set includes links to accredited sources for further in depth design of reopening...

SHTA Calls for Solidarity As Time Runs Out For Many

As per the Kingdom Council outcomes of Thursday April 9th, it is very clear that country St. Maarten needs to take its first steps out of the crisis before help from the Netherlands will be forthcoming.   Meaning, that Solidarity in tightening our belts...

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...