SHTA is the largest private business representative on the island. The company 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 25 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.

PRE-SMILE EVENT HELD IN THE HAGUE

A pre-SMILE lunch event held by the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of St. Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) on September 10 was a success.   The meeting was held to prepare interested Europe-based...

SMILE to host MicroMentor’s Caribbean Innovation Challenge 2019

The Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-up Event 2019 (SMILE) will be the host of the award ceremony for the Caribbean Innovation Contest. By means of this contest, NGO MicroMentor will provide 15 prizes up to $5,000 to support the...

SHTA’s Reflections on Recovery — 2 YEARS POST IRMA

As we pensively anticipate the anniversary of Hurricane Irma, after witnessing Dorian’s destruction of the Bahamas, we reflect on how little meaningful progress has been made not one but a full two years later. That’s right the below table does look familiar.  It...

SHTA calls for donations to Samaritan’s Purse and Rotary Club International for providing assistance to the Bahamas

Reflecting on September of 2017, as the news of the level of destruction in the Bahamas comes in, the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) calls for all entities and individuals willing to offer relief to the Bahamas in the wake of hurricane Dorian,...

WASTE2WORK LAUNCHES NEW DESIGN COMPETITION

As of today, Thursday, August 15, Waste2Work launches its first island-wide Waste2Design competition. Running until October 15, the objective is to uncover new talent on St. Maarten and raise awareness on upcycling waste materials. Waste2Work believes there are a lot...

Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary to hold SMILE pre-event

On the 10th of September, in collaboration with SHTA, the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten will host a special lunch meeting. This meeting will help in preparing interested European based companies and NGO’s who will visit Sint Maarten during...

UPDATED ‘HURRICANE MANUAL’ SHARED WITH HOTEL PROPERTIES

St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) and the St. Maarten Hotel and Trade Association (SHTA) have distributed a Hurricane Manual to accommodation properties for the 2019 and future hurricane seasons. The jointly created manual outlines the role of public and...

SHTA & SMTA SELECT FIRST “SINT MAARTEN WOMEN IN TOURISM CARIBBEAN”

The Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) and the Sint Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) have jointly nominated Ms. Edna Evans (Belair Beach Resort) as the first Sint Maarten choice for the “Women in Tourism Caribbean” network.  This was...

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs to present instruments to Sint Maarten companies on export, tourism

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be visiting Sint Maarten to elaborate on support instruments made available for Kingdom enterprises in international trade, including those on Sint Maarten. They will do so during the Sint...

SMILE 2019 slated for October 25 – 26th 2019

The 2019 Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives & Industries Link-up Event is scheduled for October 25th and 26th. This was announced by the main organizer, The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), today. The SMILE event was founded in 2018 and...