Calendar 2024

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

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.


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”!

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.

SoualiganSlangs launches Border To Border 2 Game at SMART

Iconic St. Maarten / St. Martin Culture company SoualiganSlangs will use the St. Martin / St. Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow SMART of April 8-11 as launching pad for its newest product, the Border To Border 2 Game, as a sequel to its innovative cultural...

Port St. Maarten Group to Support SMART Tradeshow

Port St. Maarten Group (PSG) will be one of the main supporting entities of the upcoming St. Maarten / St. Martin Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) this April 8-11, 2024. This was announced today by organizer SHTA.SMART brings together tourism professionals from...

Career Opportunities in the Caribbean: Unveiling ‘Working in the Caribbean’ at De Nationale Carrièrebeurs in Amsterdam

Career Opportunities in the Caribbean: Unveiling 'Working in the Caribbean' at De Nationale Carrièrebeurs in Amsterdam Join us at ‘Working in the Caribbean’ as a part of ‘De Nationale Carrièrebeurs’ on March 22 and 23 in the RAI in Amsterdam!Employers from Sint...

Tribute Troupe Hosts 6th Heartfelt Fundraiser for Freegan Food Foundation: A Celebration of Love, Music, and Generosity.

Philipsburg, February 14th - Tribute Troupe, a dynamic ensemble dedicated to fostering community spirit through the arts, is thrilled to announce their upcoming fundraiser in support of FREEGAN FOUNDATION. This special event promises an afternoon filled with love,...

‘VISIT’ Magazine Continues To Promote Island Overseas

“VISIT 2024” featured an opening article titled “The Many Faces of SXM”. The article highlighted the island’s diversity through its people. Photo features three of the “faces” from the article: Peter Mirpuri (left), Robert-Jan James (second left) and Edna “Energy”...

Fireworks Display to Mark Largest Cruise Ship in the World Icon of the Seas Inaugural Call

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Monday, February 12th, 2024 Port St. Maarten Group (PSG) announces that there will be a fireworks display to mark the inaugural call of Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) largest cruise ship in the world Icon of the Seas port call on Tuesday,...

Three Reasons Why In-Water Shipyard Services Are A Game Changer For Superyacht Owners

Substantial cost savings compared to traditional shipyard services. The marina arranges ancillary services and provides logistic support, allowing the focus to be on the maintenance/repair. Control of your technical services with the ability to select your own...

Winair to support SMART 2024 with Regional Travel Agent Contest

Winair will increase its support for the 2024 edition of the St. Martin / St. Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART). This was announced by St. Maarten’s national carrier and organizing party SHTA. As is done during its previous support, the airline offers a...

Largest Cruise Ship in the World Icon of the Seas to make Inaugural Call on 13 February

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Group (PSG) is eagerly awaiting the inaugural call of Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) largest cruise ship in the world Icon of the Seas on Tuesday, February 13. RCI executives are also planning to be on the island for the...

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Announces a Caribbean Mélange Line-Up for 2024

January 30, 2024 — Simpson Bay — The 44th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will be a celebration of Caribbean culture – from the heritage of the island and sailing to the sights, sounds and flavors of what makes St. Maarten so unique. Prepare to experience a mélange...
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