PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), the largest business representative on the island, recently revamped its website The website has received a facelift, contains new features such as the ‘Buy Now’ option and boast a sleeker more attractive look and a customer friendly interface.

Since its inception the auction site has generated great value for money for its members and the general public. The site offers a wide range of items such as hotel stays, dinners for two, luxury phones, shopping trips, jewelry, and island activities, at a discounted price. Persons visiting the site can log in and bid on the items which, at the end of the bidding period, will be awarded to the highest bidder. has been numerous visitors per month and keeps growing each day.

SHTA initially developed the auction site to drive tourism to the destination by featuring one discounted hotel stay per month in St. Maarten. In 2013, the website was expanded to accommodate a much larger amount of items. The site offers a great opportunity for SHTA members to promote their products and services while at the same time creating great deals for everyone. August’s features include, amongst others, luxury jewelry and items in the Buy Now category, 3 days /2 night stay at The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, 3 Days/2 nights at Oyster Bay Beach Resort and a Lambada boat trip to Prickly Pear for 2 persons.

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Auction items can also be seen on the St. Maarten Auction Facebook page at For additional information on the auction site, items and the SHTA, visit, contact the office telephone   + 1 721 542-0108.


“The SHTA is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on St. Maarten by promoting sustainable economic development for its members in cooperation with the social partners, and the creation of a fair marketplace. For more information please contact our offices at + 1721 542-0108 or visit our website at ”

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