CHTA EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND JADE MOUNTAIN SUPPORT HOSPITALITY EDUCATION

Sponsors

Virgin Holidays was the first private organization to establish a corporate scholarship program through the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Foundation.

Sponsors

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services together with their participating member resorts donated nearly half a million dollars over the last 15 years.

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“Being the recipient of the scholarship grant from CHTAEF has enriched my life. … I am eternally indebted to CHTAEF for making my dreams a reality.”

Training

Over 750 hospitality professionals training in 2019 alone!

Programs

Developing meaningful programs for today’s Caribbean hospitality professionals.

Scholarships

Over $2.5 million in scholarships awarded

Luxury Resort in St. Lucia Steps Up to the Plate with a 5-night Raffle Win

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) has once again partnered with Saint Lucia’s Jade Mountain Resort in its ongoing efforts to further Caribbean hospitality professionals’ careers. Jade Mountain’s previous collaboration was a resounding success and in this new collaboration, the resort is offering a 5-night stay in a Sun Infinity Pool Sanctuary with breakfast and dinner included. The foundation’s fundraising has been supporting training and education initiatives for hospitality professionals in the region since 1986. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you will help us to provide scholarships and training to Caribbean hospitality professionals and students so that they can become the tourism leaders of the future.  “We were delighted to keep the momentum going and continue to set an example by offering some enticing prizes,” says Karolin Troubetzkoy, Executive Director of Marketing at Jade Mountain as well as the foundation’s chair. “There are more raffles in the pipeline from some amazing resorts in the region, stay tuned for more auction announcements.”

Jade Mountain has partnered with Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation in support of the hospitality industry Photo Credit Jade Mountain

Raffle tickets for the Jade Mountain prize draw begin at US$100 for 10 entries, $140 for 15, and $175 for 20 entries. The approximate value of this prize is US$14,500. The drawing closes on Sunday, August 15. To participate, visit  https://go.eventgroovefundraising.com/2021-jademountain/

CHTAEF invests all proceeds supporting scholars in accredited academic programs in the US, Europe, and the Caribbean to develop the next generation of Caribbean tourism success stories while creating programs for current industry staff and managers which energize and elevate their professional development and growth. Funds raised by the foundation helped train more than 750 hospitality staff in 2019 and have provided more than 80 scholarships in the past five years. The hospitality industry is critical for the Caribbean, drawing millions of visitors every year and creating more employment, advancement opportunities, and earnings than any other industry in the region. CHTAEF training programs and scholarships help to empower staff and provide opportunities for advancement for the hardworking staff upon whom the industry relies.

The Pitons are the remants of lava domes that formed thousands of years ago Photo Credit Jade Mountain

About Jade Mountain

Rising majestically above the 600-acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St. Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area, and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St. Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.

For more information, visit https://jademountain.com or email jademountain@jademountain.com

About CHTA Education Foundation

CHTAEF was established in 1986 as an independent nonprofit offering tax-exempt status for donations. As part of its mission, CHTAEF provides people throughout the Caribbean region with an awareness of the varied career opportunities in the industry, as well as technical and professional development through scholarships, special assistance initiatives, and other training programs. The Education Foundation has awarded more than US$2 million in scholarships and grants to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hotel and tourism industry.   CHTAEF volunteer trustees administer one of the largest scholarship programs available in the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry. Funds for these scholarships and grants are generated from corporate sponsorships, benefit auctions, and special events.

For more information, visit chtaef.com or email foundation@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.

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