Caribbean Hospitality Professional Development Program


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


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.


“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.”


Over 750 hospitality professionals training in 2019 alone!


Developing meaningful programs for today’s Caribbean hospitality professionals.


Over $2.5 million in scholarships awarded

Caribbean Hospitality Professional Development Program


Caribbean Hospitality Managers and Supervisors

“Breaking the glass ceiling”

This program is designed to support Caribbean hospitality managers and supervisors achieve their highest potential with a program designed to elevate them to the level of Hotel Manager or General Manager within 3-years.

A partnership between CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF) and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education aims to rapidly accelerate participants trajectory to senior leadership.

  • Online program is designed for working managers and supervisors.
  • Designed to be studied alongside current job commitments, allowing them to accelerate their career without interrupting it. 
  • Broadens expertise and prepares participants to tackle the role of General Manager.
  • First time available specifically for Caribbean to raise the standards of hotel excellence in destinations with the greatest potential.
  • Scholarship covers for over 75% of program cost for accepted Caribbean nationals. Candidates or their supporting hotel must fund remaining US$5,000 program cost.
  • Nine (9) subjects in five (5) study units.
    • Each study unit lasts approximately one month and requires a weekly commitment of 10-12 hours to complete.  Units will run Sep-Dec 2021 and Apr-Jun 2022 to accommodate industry high season in Winter 2022.
    • Subjects include
      • Innovative, Alternative and Sustainable Trends In Tourism,
      • Advanced Hospitality Operations,
      • Leadership and Organizational Behavior,
      • Advanced Finance and Budgeting,
      • Marketing Strategies for Hotel Management,
      • Entrepreneurship and Business Modelling,
      • Revenue Management
      • Data Analytics (digital) for Decision Making.


  • Caribbean National
  • Minimum of 4-years hospitality experience including 1-year in a supervisory position
  • Endorsement and support of their hotel to participate in the program.

Deadline for applications is 15-August  Extended to Friday 20 August, 2021   

Program will begin on 19-September 2021.