Comparative State of the Economy

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

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

SSRP

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 to hold Tourism Survey Result Workshop

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...
Comparative State of the Economy

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

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...