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.

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...

SMMC Hosts Visit of State Secretary van Huffelen

CAY HILL: On Thursday, May 26th, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) hosted a visit of State Secretary of Kingdom Relations and Digitalization Alexandra van Huffelen and her delegation from the Netherlands. The purpose of the visit was to provide the State Secretary...

SHTA Restaurant Survey: Sint Maarten Faces Culinary Labor Force Challenge

Sint Maarten is facing a serious labor force challenge when it pertains to remaining the "Culinary Capital of the Caribbean". This finding stems from a survey held amongst Dutch side Sint Maarten restaurants and/or restaurant groups. The 2022 SHTA restaurant survey...

EPIC Cleanup Event for World Bioversity Day

On May 22, from 7 am to 8:30 am, Environmental Protection in Caribbean Sint Maarten (EPIC) is hosting a cleanup at Cay Hill, starting at The Colosseum Gym. The cleanup is the first of a dozen cleanups EPIC will be hosting this year as part of their “Why do we litter?...

Creations, Temptations & Renovations at Oyster Bay

Veranda Market and Bistro is now opened, Renovations Are Underway At The Oyster Bay Beach Resort on St Maarten / St Martin The Veranda Market and Bistro is now open—the shelves are full, the bar is stocked, and our friendly bartenders are mixing creations and...

Port Managers Certified In Corporate Governance

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A number of senior and mid-level management officials at the Port St. Maarten Group (PSG) received their certificates after recently attending a planned three-day Corporate Governance training that was given by crmLiNK from the Netherlands. Port St....

SHTA: Occupancy Rates Show Strengthening of Marketing Budget Needed

Though signs of recovery from the pandemic crisis seem visible in today’s published occupancy rates for April, the St Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) reminds that for use as an economic indicator, it is important to compare not just the occupancy...

Holland House Beach Hotel wins prestigious 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Philipsburg, on May 10th, 2022, one of Sint Maarten’s finest beach hotels, “Holland House”, has been again recognized by TripAdvisor as a Travelers’ Choice award winner. By winning this highly prestigious travel award, Holland House remains in the category of top 10%...