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.

Port St. Maarten CEO Alexander Gumbs: ‘How to stay ahead, that is the challenge’

Port St. Maarten Group of Companies CEO Alexander Gumbs. By Jacqueline Hooftman PHILIPSBURG--Two days after the parliamentary meeting on Wednesday, October 6, on the status of St. Maarten Port Authority, where he gave a well-received presentation, newly appointed...

Entire Destination Showcased At International Boat Show

COLE BAY--Yacht Club Port de Plaisance (YCPDP) has announced a collaboration between various marinas, local businesses and the tourism offices on both the Dutch and French sides of the island. “For the first time ever, St. Maarten and Saint Martin yachting industry...

Sol Ecolution Playing A Key Role Towards Transitioning To Low Carbon And Renewable Solution

St. Maarten, October 14, 2021 – The Sol Group (Sol), the leading provider of energy solutions in the Caribbean, is excited to announce a major step towards further energizing the region with the launch of a low carbon and renewable energy division: “Sol...


PHILIPSBURG–Carnival Cruise Line resumed cruise calls to the island on Tuesday, October 12, when Carnival Freedom arrived in port with 1,700 passengers as the first destination of call on its itinerary. The last Carnival Cruise Line vessel on a regular...

Port St. Maarten Group Does It Again. Now Also Seatrade Cruise Award Winner

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Group received the 2021 Seatrade Cruise Award in the category #WeAreBack – Onshore at the 35th annual Seatrade Cruise Global that took place on September 27-30 in Miami Beach, Florida. The Seatrade Cruise Awards is the global cruise...

Employer Council shares concerns re ZV/OV

The Employer Council St Maarten, the platform of ILO recognized St Maarten employer associations (SHTA, IMA, SMMTA and SMTA), objects to both the proposal and process of the changes the Minister of Health, Social Development and Labor wants to apply to the ZV/OV...

The Grass Is Greener At Oyster Bay Beach Resort

Sint Maarten: September 2021 — Oyster Bay Beach Resort (OBBR) is continually upgrading our property to entertain and engage guests enjoying the beautiful Oyster Pond area on Sint Maarten. Reimagining some underutilized space on the peninsula, we have transformed it...


On Tuesday August 24, 2021, an official signing with the General Contractor of the Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project, the Ballast Nedam International Projects B.V. (BNIP), was held at the former Check-In Hall at the Princess Juliana International Airport. The...


SIMPSON BAY–The 42nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta organisers have now opened registration for the annual event.   “Sailing is currently happening worldwide in national and international regattas, showcasing that sailing events can be safely hosted,”...

Rotary Club St. Maarten-Mid Isle Hosts Medwork Information Session

SINT MAARTEN, AUGUST 12, 2021 — Rotary Club St. Maarten-Mid Isle hosted Occupational Health Experts, Medwork Sint Maarten, for an information session on Tuesday night at Melange Restaurant. Dr. Joanne Siebel presented information related to Occupational Health...