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.

Call For Tender With Seven 7 Request For Proposals For St. Maarten Airport Concessions

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - The Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) on St. Maarten launched a “Call for Tender with Seven (7) RFPs for Airport Concessions”, as part of a comprehensive upgrade to enhance the passenger and business partner experience....

Launch Of St. Maarten Lagoon Festival, A Four-Day Celebration Of Yachting Events

The SXM Lagoon Festival is collectively organised by four marinas in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. SIMPSON BAY--The first St. Maarten Lagoon Festival, scheduled to take place from Thursday March 23 to Sunday March 26, comes about thanks to a collaboration between four...

SHTA: High Season Room Nights Comparable 2021/2022; 23% down from 2016/2017

In an analysis of occupied room nights (ORN) of recent high seasons, the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) analyzed this year’s high season yields comparable to last winter. Regardless of the ending of the worldwide pandemic and travel...

Sunset Cruise for World Stray Animal Day

Every year, World Stray Animals Day is recognized on April 4. The day was launched in 2010 when over 100 Dutch organizations convened at the Dutch National Stray Animals Conference. The day of April 4 was selected because it is exactly six months from World Animal...

Six Teams From The SMYC Sailing School Showcased Their Skills At St. Maarten Regatta In New Class The Next Generation Race

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - 18 selected youth sailors from the Sailing School of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club raced against each other in the RS Zest in a new program as part of the St. Maarten Regatta, the Next Generation Race. Each team consisted out of a sailor...

SMMC to Host Virtual Session on World Kidney Day

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) - St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will be hosting a virtual session on Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 pm on its Facebook page ( in observance of World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness...

Orco Bank Committed to Education in Sint Maarten

Philipsburg, March 3rd, 2023. Orco Bank in Sint Maarten is immensely pleased once more to have contributed Annual Retreat of the Sundial School. The 6th annual retreat was held for staff and teachers of the school with the objective to strengthen interpersonal...


PHILIPSBURG--All of the locally dubbed “big guns of Calypso” are registered and will compete in the 2023 NAGICO Senior Calypso Competition, which will feature eighteen singers in the Calypso Eliminations on Friday, March 24. St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation...

International Women’s Day: Women in Travel Who Are Changing the World

Women have been accomplishing amazing things in travel for decades, but International Women’s Day gives the opportunity to put a spotlight on them. One woman has started a not-for-profit to preserve and protect the environment and cultural heritage of one Caribbean...

SMILE to host second SXM Art Fair

For its 2023 edition this October 27th and 28th, the St. Maarten Innovations, Initiatives & Industries Link-Up Event (SMILE), will again host a “SXM Art Fair” amongst its tradeshow elements. This was announced today by organizer St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade...