The Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute is nestled in the tranquil hillsides of Mount Saint George, Blenheim, Tobago, just north of the picturesque Hillsborough Bay. The sprawling and scenic campus sits on over 99 acres of land that once formed part of the Mount Saint George Estate and Sugar Works plantation. Historic ruins of the sugar factory’s mill, machines and water wheels, storage basins and dam are located north of the Campus, a short trek down from the aptly named Top O’ the Mill Restaurant and Bar.
THTI now houses over 40,000 ft² of office and classroom spaces, an Information Resource Centre, Student Activity Center, wireless internet access, video-conferencing facilities, a fully equipped production and training kitchen and restaurant and cafeteria facilities.
These amenities contribute to making THTI a campus beyond compare.
The Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (THTI) was founded in 1997 to address the need for trained professionals in the growing tourism and hospitality industries. A definite priority, as the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago sought to compete in a globally competitive market, alongside other Caribbean islands.
In 2006, THTI fully implemented the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Tourism Learning Systems (CTLS) Core Curriculum programme. This allowed the alignment of courses with those taught at other institutions throughout the region. It would facilitate students to seamlessly transfer between tourism training organizations, but more importantly, offers a wider, range of opportunities for employment.
In 2009, THTI became the first indigenous Tobago institution to be registered with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT). In 2014 THTI was awarded Institutional Accreditation. The Institution continues to improves its standard as it seeks to fulfil its mandate to the tourism and hospitality industry.
To be the catalyst for change, the gateway to hospitality and the hub for all tourism training and certification programmes in Tobago.
To develop human resource capacities for the Tourism Industry by providing relevant programmes and courses, being a repository of information for the industry; using high quality teaching staff, state–of–the–art infrastructure and facilities and proving quality services within a professional and hospitable environment.