Over the past two years ten students of the Haitian Hotel School through assistance and funding from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF-Haiti) have been attending Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute pursing their Associate Degree.

The Haitian Hotel School was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake leaving a lot of students with no access to hospitality training.  CHTAEF- Haiti Project does not aim to replace a Haitian Hotel School but provide immediate assistance to enable students to continue their education in the hospitality field.



Local tourism stakeholders here in Antigua & Barbuda have assisted in making these dreams realized for these students.  And in keeping with our sustainability pledge here at Trade Winds Hotel we were very excited to partner with CHTAEF-Haiti on this project.   Over the project’s tenure our conference facilities were made available for the project’s Expert Operational Master Classes, group meetings and functions. 

Comments from Louise John – Project Leader (CHTAEF-Haiti)

“The meeting rooms at Trade Winds are incredibly well equipped with new flat-screen smart TV’s, lecterns, flip charts all of which have been super-useful to our trainers.”

“However, the UPS for Trade Winds is the proactive F&B Team led by Michelle & Marcia who really take the time to THINK about what we needed and the 8 Haitian Students we were training and adapt accordingly – fabulous!”

“The Azure room is airy, bright and most accommodating; many guests commented on how comfortable they were and the incredible views across Dickenson Bay.”


The Trade Winds Hotel and Bay House Restaurant & Bar congratulates the students of CHTAEF-Haiti on successfully graduating and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

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