Interval International And Participating Resorts Have Contributed $400,000 To Chta Education Foundation Over The Past Decade
Interval International and its participating Caribbean member resorts have continued their support of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) with a recent $30,000 donation. Neil Kolton, Interval’s director of resort sales and service for the Caribbean and Florida, presented a check to foundation executives at the Caribbean Marketplace Conference in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
“We are truly grateful for the tremendous support that we have received from Interval and its resort affiliates. They have played a vital role in funding higher education for Caribbean nationals for more than a decade,” noted Richard Kahn, CHTAEF’s chairman. “As a non-profit organization, we would not be able to award scholarships and continue our mission without their donations.”
Participating member resorts who donated to the foundation include:
Antigua – Tranquility Bay Antigua
Aruba – Caribbean Palm Village Resort, Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort, La Cabana Beach Resort and Casino, La Quinta Beach Resort, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Paradise Beach Villas, and Renaissance
Aruba Resort & Casino
Bahamas – Harborside at Atlantis
Bermuda – The St. George’s Club
Cayman Islands – Morritt’s Tortuga Club and Seven Mile Beach Resort
Curacao – The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort
Mexican Caribbean – Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort
Puerto Rico – Aquarius Vacation Club® at Boquerón Beach, Aquarius Vacation Club® at Dorado del Mar, ESJ Towers, and Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar
St. Lucia – Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa
St. Maarten – Oyster Bay Beach Resort, The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort & Marina, and The Westin
Dawn Beach Resort and Spa
Turks and Caicos – The Alexandra Resort and Spa
The CHTAEF was established in 1987 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization through which scholarships and special assistance are made available for the education of Caribbean hotel industry personnel and students pursuing careers in tourism. As part of its mission, it provides people throughout the region with an awareness of the industry’s varied career opportunities, as well as technical and professional development. To date, the 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 is accepting applications for its scholarship program until Wednesday, March 30 at 5 pm Eastern Caribbean Time. Applications are available in English and Spanish at http://caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/CHTAEFapplication.php or by contacting the local hotel association in the applicant’s country. Applications must be submitted with the approval of the applicant’s local hotel association in order to be considered.