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

MIAMI (May 20, 2021) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is inviting the public to help change the course of a Caribbean hospitality professional’s career by purchasing raffle tickets.

The foundation is launching its annual fundraising drive in support of training and education initiatives for hospitality workers in the region. The fundraiser will feature travel auctions and raffles for hotel stays donated by properties across the Caribbean. The first raffle of 2021 is presented by St. Lucia’s BodyHoliday spa resort, which has donated a five-night all-inclusive stay.

“We have lined up an amazing range of Caribbean resorts from all over the region, which have donated stay packages to benefit CHTAEF,” says the foundation’s chair, Karolin Troubetzkoy. “We plan to launch a new raffle every three weeks and we will announce auction dates soon.”

Raffle tickets for the BodyHoliday prize draw are US$55. The drawing closes on Tuesday, May 25. To participate, visit

CHTAEF provides training for current industry professionals and scholarships for the next generation of Caribbean tourism superstars. 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. CHTAEF training programs and scholarships help to ensure prosperity and opportunities for advancement for the hardworking staff upon whom the industry relies.

About BodyHolidayBody

Holiday is one of the world’s best spa resorts and holiday experiences. The pioneering resort first opened in 1988 and continues to win major industry awards. BodyHoliday has become well known for its unique approach to well-being and continues to deliver on its promise: “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind.” Visit

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 or email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.