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

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.

James Ellsmoor (Island Innovations) Confirmed As Keynote SMILE 2023

James Ellsmoor of Island Innovations will be one of next year’s keynote speakers at the 2023 St. Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-Up Event (SMILE) on October 27th – October 28th.  Earlier this month, Ellsmoor opened the first “Road To Smile...

SHTA & Inspired Focus Hold Masterclass on Marketing Funnel

This Wednesday 23 November, the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) and St. Maarten marketing company Inspire Focus held a joint masterclass on how to strategically convert an audience into customers by using the Marketing Funnel as a strategic...

Governor Baly Samples St. Maarten Flavors During Welcome Lunch

During a sumptuous welcome lunch on behalf of the St. Maarten private sector last Friday, His Excellency Governor Ajamu Baly and his team sampled a variety of signature dishes provided by seven restaurants and bars taking part in the November St. Maarten Flavors...

AntillesRealty rebrands to KWSintMaarten!

In March of 2022, Keller Williams expanded to Sint Maarten. Maayke de Haan, Director of luxury boutique real estate company ANTILLESREALTY decided it was time to rebrand and take on the franchise Keller Williams. Keller Williams is the #1 Real Estate franchise in the...

Former Chief Technology Officer President Obama and Lead Public Engagement of the United Nations to be keynote speakers at SMILE ’23

Left picture: Susan Alzner - Right picture Megan Smith Former United States President Barack Obama’s Chief of Technology Officer Megan Smith and lead Public Engagement at the Office of the President of the General Assembly and the Executive Office of the Secretary...

Dow’s Foundation participates in Utrecht’s St. Maarten Week

Ebony Steel Orchestra members in Utrecht. UTRECHT--One of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Utrecht, celebrated St. Maarten’s Week, November 4-11. St. Maarten is the patron of this medieval city. Dow’s Musical Foundation, Isidore “The Mighty Dow” York and Foresee...

Take Part in the Annual Regatta Art Competition

Simpson Bay, November 10, 2022 - Sint Maarten - The Regatta Art Competition has kicked off with the assignment distribution to the schools on St. Maarten. The St. Maarten Regatta Art Competition will be organized for the 23rd time this year and the event keeps growing...

ADONIS Cupecoy Christmas Market

ADONIS CUPECOY HOTEL is a 3* establishment located in the pleasant area of Jordan Village St-Maarten. The hotel offers 52 rooms in a modern and contemporary style, a comfortable Breakfast room, a large Seminar room and bar.Only 6 minutes away from “Princess Julianna...

New Planning Timeline for Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - This week the Managing Board of the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company N.V. (PJIAE) informed its stakeholders, the Council of Ministers, the Steering Committee, the National Recover Project Bureau (NRPB) and...

St. Maarten Gaining Traction as November Foodie Destination

Various international media outlets have reported on SHTA’s initiative the St. Maarten Flavors culinary month of November as the tourism sector’s joint November effort to celebrate its "Culinary Capital of the Caribbean" fame. During this month, 48 restaurants...