Hospitality Institute is pleased to welcome a bumper crop of admissions for the 2023 year, with 80-plus new students

There has been a marked increase in the number of people applying
to the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute, which
recently welcomed its newest cohort of students.

The Institute says the increase in admissions is significant – at over
40% when compared with 2022 – and this growth reaffirms its
commitment to nurturing the next generation of hospitality and
tourism professionals.

The first day of class was Monday, September 11, with more than 80
students pursuing studies in a diverse range of programmes,
including Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Tourism
Management, Front Office and Restaurant Operations, and Basic

Ahead of classes, the Institute had organized a week of orientation
activities that ran from September 4 to 8. These were aimed at
welcoming the incoming students and preparing them for the
opportunities before them.

The comprehensive orientation is said to have introduced the
students to various facets of the industry, ensuring that they start
their educational experience on a strong footing.

The week’s activities included an official welcome ceremony, an
industry trade fair, an island tour, and a memorable closing cocktail

The students pursuing Associate degrees are expected to complete
their studies in two years, while those enrolled in certificate
programmes should spend one year.

The Hospitality Institute says it remains committed to producing a
quality workforce of industry professionals for the hospitality and
tourism sectors.