Calendar 2023

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

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.

SHTA Hosts Sick Leave Management Masterclass

On Thursday May 25th, the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) and Medwork organized a sick leave management masterclass at the SHTA offices. The masterclass aimed to equip attendees with comprehensive knowledge and practical tools for effectively...

2022 St. Maarten Flavors raises over $ 12,000 for St. Maarten’s Culinary Talent Team to compete in Taste of the Caribbean in Miami in 2023

With a symbolic St. Maarten Flavors check of US $ 12,233, National Culinary Team coach Renata de Weever was notified today of the total funds raised by the 2022 St. Maarten Flavors program, to enable a new team of St. Maarten’s culinary talent to participate in the...

St. Maarten Museum To Host Scavenger Hunt

A scene from a previous event hosted by the St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation and Museum. PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation and Museum celebrates International Museum Day which was observed on Thursday, May 18. The theme of International...

St. Maarten Flavors Receives Accolade as Runner-up from CHTA CAST “Resilience Award” in Barbados

This Tuesday 9 May 2023, destination St. Maarten received an honorable mention by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) CAST Committee for its efforts of its November 2022 St. Maarten Flavors Program. The CHTA Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism...

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club Launches A Sailing Program For Differently Abled Youth And Adults

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC) is proud to announce the launch of a ‘Sailability’ program, a sailing program for differently abled youth and adults. One of the goals of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club is to make sailing available for a broader audience. In the Sailing...

The SMYC is preparing for the 6th Annual Domino’s Interschool Sailing Championship on May 14, 2023

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – May 11th, 2023 The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is pleased and excited to announce that the 6th annual “Domino’s Interschool Dinghy Sailing Championship” will take place this Sunday on May 14th, 2023. The event is open to all...

Junior Calypso, Road March and Steelpan winners receive prizes

PHILIPSBURG--The 2023 Calypso Barbara Junior Calypso and Road March Competition and the Dow Musical Foundation Interscholastic Steelpan Competition closed off with a prize-giving ceremony on Friday, May 5. The brief ceremony was held at Emilio Wilson Park where prize...

SHTA Holds Meeting with Real Estate Companies

In an attempt to discuss the rapid rise of the short-term vacation rental sector, the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) held a meeting with members and non-members of St. Maarten real estate and vacation rental agencies in their offices...

St. Maarten Flavors Feast will set the tone for June’s Appeteaser Week on Saturday June 17th

Philipsburg, St. Maarten — The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) jointly announced a follow-up to its 2022 St. Maarten Flavors 2023 Program called “Appeteaser Week”, taking place June 15 – 24, 2023....

SMILE Opens Early Bird Season

Phote caption: Keynote speaker Dynaf and Sol Today, the St. Maarten Innovations, Initiatives & Industries Link -Up Event (SMILE), opened its early bird ticket season for its 2023 edition. This was announced today by organizer the St. Maarten Hospitality &...