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.

The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association Announces the Launch of the 2023 Edition of VISIT St. Maarten/St. Marten Print and Digital Publication

St. Maarten, January 12, 2023 - The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) is excited to announce the launch of Visit St. Maarten/St. Martin 2023, an upscale destination magazine distributed exclusively in each of the guest rooms of member...

Women Run the Show at St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Regatta Director Michele Korteweg (left), accompanied by fellow event organizers, Saskia Revelman and Sasha van der Wouden, enjoying another regatta well done. © Souleyman One all-female team which has competed in every St. Maarten Heineken Regatta for the...

St. Maarten Timeshare Association donates Search Light Equipment to Sea Rescue Foundation

The St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) today donated a search light set for the new outfitting of the M.S. Dolphin, the flagship vessel of the St. Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation (Sea Rescue).  This was jointly announced by SMTA and Sea Rescue today. Over the...

Dow Musical Foundation Leading Revival of Junior Calypso Show

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) took a major step towards reviving a very important part of Carnival when it outsourced the organisation of the Junior Calypso Show to Dow’s Musical Foundation on Thursday.   After an absence of...

1st St. Maarten Flavors ends; Chef Renata de Weever asked to coach “Taste of the Caribbean” Committee

As the November month officially ended of the St. Maarten Flavors, the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) have asked Chef Renata de Weever to join the exploratory committee as a coach of a new national...

Maho Group, Medwork, SZV Give Gift Of Hearing To Worker

Sonesta Resorts employee Shakiel “Shaq” Lake after his fitting with Dr. Poulin Coralie accompanied by team members Carol Blackwood and Errol Ryan. MAHO--The Maho Group recently joined forces with Medwork and Social and Health Insurances SZV to gift an employee a...

SHTA – STB Campaign Results in 60% Growth in Demand on Expedia over Summer

This week, St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) released the results of a summer campaign with Expedia Group’s advertising organization Expedia Group Media Solutions released and St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB). Results attribute three fifths of an...

Sint Maarten Library unveils new name, logo and website

With the unveiling of the new library name, the new logo and the launching of the website, Philipsburg Jubilee Library celebrated its 99th anniversary. Honoured by the attendance of Governor Ajamu Baly and with the support of many representatives of the community, the...

Topper’s Rhum Distillery nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award

Topper’s Rhum Distillery has once again been nominated for Best Caribbean Rum Distillery in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. USA Today has awarded St. Maarten’s Topper’s Rhum Distillery first place in this contest for three years in a row. Show...

Small Boats, Big Talent Return to the 43rd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

2 December 2022 - Simpson Bay, St Maarten - The 43rd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta takes place from March 2-5 2023, with four adrenalin and fun-filled days of multi-class racing out of Simpson Bay. Hundreds of international sailors and their racing yachts...