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In recent years, the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation has had the privilege of welcoming the support companies and educational institutions that are committed to helping the tourism industry in our region. Consider joining these socially-responsible companies and find out how you can have a part in advancing the good work of the Foundation.

Interval International

As a Corporate Sponsor of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation, and Strategic Partner of the CHTA, Interval International has been a long-time supporter of the tourism industry in the Caribbean. Interval is committed to understanding the unique needs of the Caribbean region and providing products and programs tailored to this market. In 2015, Interval International and its participating Caribbean member resorts continued more than a decade of support to the CHTA Education Foundation with a $30,000 donation.

Virgin Holidays

Virgin Holidays was the first private organization to establish a corporate scholarship program through the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Foundation. Initially supporting Virgin Atlantic routes, Virgin Holidays has been selling holidays since 1985. The operator has gone from strength to strength and expanded to offer holidays worldwide. The operator is best known for its commitment to ensure that the beautiful world we have inherited from our parents is passed on to our children. All of the profits made at Virgin Holidays are invested in the search for renewable energy sources, which combined with the rest of the Virgin Travel Group is estimated to be US $3 billion over the next 10 years. In addition to their environmental commitments, Virgin Holidays has a long term interest in the further economic development of the regions in which they operate..

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University, founded in 1914, is a nonprofit, private institution. A recognized leader in career education, we offer accredited degrees in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education. With a diverse student body of more than 16,000 graduate and undergraduate students, representing all 50 states and 89 countries, JWU prepares students for personal and professional success by integrating rigorous academics and professional skills, community leadership opportunities and our unique career education model. JWU gave $43,500 in 2011 scholarships & Loreen Chant, North Miami Campus President commented “we are genuinely pleased to have the opportunity to educate so many talented young people. CHTAEF students consistently do an outstanding job and make our campus a better place”. For more information visit

Florida International University

The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, located at the Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, Florida in the United States is one of the university’s 26 schools and colleges. The School offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management, Master of Science in Hospitality Management (available on campus and via distance learning), and Executive Master of Science in Hospitality Management (available on campus and via distance learning) Degree Programs, as well as Certificate Programs in various Hotel, Restaurant, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism specializations. A Doctorate degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Hospitality and Tourism Management is also offered. For more information visit FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality