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.

Calendar 2021

St. Maarten / St. Martin Events Calendar

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.

Sint Maarten Launch of Payroll Pro HRM Mobile Application

Antek IT Solutions hosted a breakfast event on Thursday, December 2nd to showcase the latest advancement from Gamma IT Solutions the developer of the most popular Payroll HRM application in the Dutch Caribbean. The guest speaker, Giovanni Wester, who is a senior...

Orco Bank And Aruba Bank Celebrate Employee Appreciation Week.

WILLEMSTAD - Orco Bank and Aruba Bank celebrated Employee Appreciation Week. Both kicked off the celebrations on November 5th with a virtual event "Orco Bank - Aruba Bank Summit 2021", on each island, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten. Peter Staal, CEO - ORCO...

Six Cruise Ships Expected In Port St. Maarten Today

PHILIPSBURG--Today, Wednesday, marks the first six-ship day for the 2021-2022 cruise season, a scene that is very much welcomed by the country’s business community.   The two cruise piers that allow for six cruise ships to berth at one time at Dr. A.C. Wathey...

World Of Change For Carib, Can You Feel It?

International Liquors and Tobacco N.V . official distributors of Carib Larger Beer, is proud to launch its new look Carib Larger Beer in St Maarten/St. Martin. Mention the word the Caribbean anywhere in the world, and it conjures images of an escape to breath...

SOL St. Maarten Pleased to Serve Its Customers In 3 New SOL Branded Service Stations

St. Maarten, November 10, 2021 – Sol Antilles N.V. (Sol) has begun the process of rebranding its recently acquired Gulfstream Petroleum Dominicana SRL’s (GPD’s) Service Station Network, to the Sol retail brand. Sol and its predecessor have been the provider of...

CC1 St. Maarten Announces Angostura Chill

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - CC1 St. Maarten is a proud distributor for The House of Angostura®, producers of the world’s most distinctive, loved, and respected bitters since 1824, today announces the launch of Angostura® Chill, the only soft drink in the world made...

Roland Richardson Highlighted in 2022 SHTA Events Calendar

Well known island artist Roland Richardson will be featured in the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) Event Calendar’s 2022 edition. Richardson was nominated by the French tourism office (Office de Tourisme de St. Martin) and wholly supported by...

St. Maarten’s Oyster Pond Gets A New Gourmet Market & Bistro

November 1, 2021 – Oyster Bay Beach Resort announces the opening of its new Veranda Market & Bistro (in the former Beau-Beau's space). Located on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten, Oyster Bay Beach Resort is a vacation destination as well as a shopping and...

Holland House receives “Serious About Food Safety” decal from Steflogix

Executive Chef of the Ocean Lounge Restaurant at Holland House Beach Hotel, Mr. Wendell Laurence, and his team were awarded a “Serious about Food Safety” decal from Steflogix. The decal demonstrates that management and staff of Holland house possess a valid nationally...

Viking Ocean Cruises Returns to Port St. Maarten. Viking Orion Receives ‘ Friendly Island’ Welcome

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Viking Ocean Cruises cruise ship Viking Orion arrived in port on Saturday morning, marking the return of another cruise line to the destination. A small pier side reception took place to officially welcome Viking Orion followed by the traditional...