Calendar 2022

St. Maarten / St. Martin Events Calendar


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”!

Have a Taste of St. Maarten

The campaign of hospitality workers sharing their signature drink or dish is intended to highlight the amazing culinary delights of St. Maarten and to show the destination is up and running in a safe and responsible manner.

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.

November manifested as St. Maarten’s Culinary Month through “St. Maarten Flavors”

Philipsburg, St. Maarten -- The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau and the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association jointly announce November as St. Maarten’s Culinary Month through its initiative “St. Maarten Flavors”. During the month of November, participating...

Hilton Grand Vacations coming to Royal Palm, Flamingo in Q3

The Royal Palm Beach Resort in St. Maarten, which advertises as a Hilton Vacation Club. Hilton Grand Vacations, which had announced in March 2021 that it will be acquiring Diamond Resorts, is already advertising vacation ownerships at Royal...

2022 Expedia Campaign launched; SHTA Thanks Participants

On June 27th, a new Expedia destination campaign for country St. Maarten was launched. The campaign was the result of a swift cooperation between acting Minister Ottley of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications, the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau, the...

Medwork Sint Maarten COVID Testing Services

Though measures to protect against the spread of COVID have been relaxed worldwide, COVID continues to be a public health concern and testing for COVID remains important, especially at the workplace. At Medwork we offer three COVID testing services. 1. Non-travel...

52nd SHTA Annual General Meeting Highlights Opportunities for Economic Growth

On Thursday June 23rd, 2022, the SHTA held its Annual General Meeting, hosted by Carl’s Unique Inn. Members came together to hear an address of the sitting President Paul Henriquez on the state of the economy and its recovery from both Irma and the pandemic. The...

In Honor of World Ocean Day: Partners of In-No-Plastic Project, Nature Foundation SXM and CC1 Lead Successful Beach Clean Up

On June 10th , Nature Foundation St. Maarten partnered with CC1 St. Maarten and Corona Beer to conduct a successful clean-up at Mullet Bay in honor of World Ocean Day. Nearly 100 people came out to support this worthy cause and collected over 1955.6lbs (887kgs)...

Mount Gay Rum hosts International Rum Cocktail Competition

Mount Gay’s Mixology event of the year! The world’s oldest running rum distillery has invited bartenders from St. Maarten / St. Martin and across the Caribbean to submit their own unique Mount Gay Black Barrel or Mount Gay XO cocktail recipes for a chance to be...

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club 2021 – 2022 Sailing School Season concluded with Diploma Ceremony for its 70 students

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club’s Sailing School offers after school sailing lessons from September – June, each year and this year’s season was concluded with a diploma ceremony to highlight the sailing skills of its 70 sailing students. These students sail on weekdays...

SHTA’s new Public / Private “Save the Summer” Expedia Campaign Raises Record Island Wide Support

The St Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) will launch an Expedia campaign in conjunction with the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB). An expedited agreement was signed by acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunication and Transport...

FCCA Cruise Summit Showcases Importance of Education and Environment Resilience

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A delegation from Port St. Maarten Group (PSG) attended the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Summit that took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from June 1-3. An agenda point for PSG was to look at the value the Port brings to the...