(World Bank, 2020)
The Caribbean Has Tourism Talent
Tourism investors know the value of warm, personable, hospitable, and educated talent - something the Caribbean has in abundance. The Caribbean’s workforce speak English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese, making it possible to serve guests in their native language. The Caribbean’s talent is highly educated and loyal with a 95% literacy and retention rate.
80,000 students are graduating annually with many of them trained in hospitality and management related sectors. The Caribbean is known as a world leader in the luxury tourism industry and has resulted in a strong service-oriented culture with a close cultural affinity to the U.S., UK, and Europe. This ensures the best customer experience possible.
The University of the West Indies and Northern Caribbean universities offer Hospitality and Tourism Management degrees. The University of the Southern Caribbean also offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality & Tourism Management.