CEO Message


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.


Why is accreditation important to you?

The granting of accreditation status means that THTI has been evaluated and found to meet or exceed Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) criteria of educational quality. It also means that THTI is a GATE approved institution. Our Associate degree graduates are able to further their studies anywhere in the world. 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. Presently, THTI continues to be among the list of approved and accredited institutions in Trinidad & Tobago. The Institution continues to improve its standard as it seeks to fulfill its mandate to the tourism and hospitality industry. To find out more Trinidad & Tobago’s accredited institutions, please visit


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.

Board of Directors

  • Alison Williams (Chairman)

  • Levis Guy – Obiakor

  • Carlos Waldron

  • Shirley Cooke

  • Agnes Murray

  • Kristel Washington-Thom

  • Alvin Pascall

Management Team

  • Joanna Moses- Wothke – Dean of Academic Services

  • Nadia Lewis MBA, BSc – Manager of Financial Services

  • Jacqueline Panda – Manager of Human Resources

  • Keymer Whitlock – Manager of Maintenance

  • Chantelle Melville – Manager of Library Services

  • Trisha Bacchus – Manager of Restaurant Services

  • Jecoliah Mc Intosh – Manager of Quality

  • Bernadine Thomas MSc, BSc – Dean of Student Services