CHTA awards more than $130,000 in scholarships in hotels and tourism students

Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

14824c6The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF), one of the famous tourism associations is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students in the current year.



CHTAEF also helps in the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year. This academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group.



More than seventy people applied this year and scholarships range, on average, from US$2,000 to $5,000 and are exclusively for tuition costs.



The universities such as Johnson & Wales provide matching grants for CHTAEF recipients, effectively doubling the scholarship awards.



Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation set up the Foundation 30 years ago to support programs for the development and improvement of education and training in the tourism and hotel sector in the Caribbean.



The scholarships of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation are available to Caribbean students and industry professionals pursuing higher education or professional development in the hospitality and tourism field and are awarded with support from CHTAEF sponsors and supporters.



The Chairman of CHTAEF, Richard Kahn thanked to the numerous hotels and resorts for their support of the foundation, but highlighted corporate partners Interval International and Virgin Holidays for their generous funding of Caribbean education.



The hotel stays that they receive from the CHTA members to provide the value the use for The New York Times Travel Show Auction, which this year produced more than $106,000 in revenue for the Foundation.



Karolin Troubetzkoy, CHTA President said that to give a scholarship programme to the students of Caribbean countries is one of the pleasurable duties. She also thanked to the national hotel and tourism associations to support their process. She also added that there are better investments that they can make than banking on the splendid young people and industry professionals who will transform the travel and tourism sector with their dynamism, enthusiasm and intellectual rigour.




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