Training

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

The primary mandate of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation from its formation in 1986 has been to support education and training programs for the region’s hospitality and tourism industry.

For the last three decades, the Foundation has raises and distributed over US$2.5million for individual scholarships and training for the region’s nationals.

Today, in partnership with its corporate sponsors and with the generous support of the member hotels and allied partners of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, the Foundation is embarking on a new chapter of on-island training courses to further the development of industry skills and training development in a series of one-day training courses in multiple disciplines.

For more information, email foundation@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com

During these unprecedented times, the CHTA Education Foundation will continue to work to make available training and resource documents to help our region and industry.

Download World Health Organization COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food businesses HERE

Download World Health Organization Operational considerations for COVID-19 management in the accommodation sector 

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HEARTFELT GUEST CARE WHEN PROBLEM SOLVING!  SOLD OUT!

We are delighted to bring a new ½ day workshop to Barbados

MARCH 10-16, 2020 at Island Inn, our training home for a third year!

Topics Include

  • COVID-19 Heartfelt Hosts understanding challenging times for travelers
  • Reading Your Guest Accurately
  • Owning Your Responses
  • Empathetic Language Skills
  • Flexible Creative Solutions within your Property Guidelines
  • Personal Care on Follow-Through

  Thank You for supporting 2 workshops for BHTA members

2019 ON-ISLAND TRAINING

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HEARTFELT GUEST CARE TO WELCOME THE WORLD!
ST.KITTS-NEVIS     9, 11, 12 November 2019  

Virgin Holidays is delighted to partner with the St. Kitts & Nevis Hotel & Tourism Association, with support from CHTA Education Foundation and Royal St Kitts Hotel, to energize 70 Kittitian & Nevisian hospitality professionals!

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Thank you to the over 85 participants of the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS held October 1-4, 2019 at Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, St. Maarten

Our training in St Maarten benefited over 80 Hospitality workers already in the industry who wanted to further their education, improve on their qualifications and advance their careers in the world’s largest and fastest growing sector, tourism.

Karolin Troubetzkoy, Chairperson, CHTA Education Foundation

Complete Speech

As we continue to rebuild St Maarten’s economy and redefine its tourism product, let me remind you that you, our human resource, are the essential ingredient that will be needed.

HON STUART A. JOHNSON, St.Maarten Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs , Traffic and Telecommunications

Complete Speech

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with the support of

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HEARTFELT GUEST CARE TO WELCOME THE WORLD!
TOBAGO

October 2019   SOLD OUT

Virgin Holidays is delighted to partner with the Tobago Hotel & Tourism Association, with support from CHTA Education Foundation and Coco Reef Resort & Spa, to energize 52 sparkling Tobagonian hospitality professionals in a destination that Goes Beyond Ordinary!

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with the support of

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HEARTFELT GUEST CARE TO WELCOME THE WORLD!
GRENADA     11, 12 & 14 October 2019  SOLD OUT

Virgin Holidays is delighted to partner with the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association, with support from CHTA Education Foundation and True Blue Bay Boutique Resort, to energize 78 Grenadian hospitality professionals in the enchanting islands of Pure Grenada!

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HEARTFELT GUEST CARE TO WELCOME THE WORLD!

ST.LUCIA   SOLD OUT! 

CHTA Education Foundation and Virgin Holidays are please to support 182 St Lucia hospitality professionals with special thanks to the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association & the Tourism Enhancement Fund for additional sponsorship which added 4 extra days!

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HEARTFELT GUEST CARE TO WELCOME THE WORLD!

BARBADOS   SOLD OUT! 

CHTA Education Foundation and Virgin Holidays are please to support 150 Barbados hospitality professionals who completed this training in May


THE CHTAEF together with their sponsor Interval International brought training to nearly 70 hospitality industry employees from 14 Aruba-based resorts in December 2018 and participating member resorts earlier this year.