Providing training opportunities is one of the core activities of the AHTA. We recognize the importance of the development of our human resources if we are going to advance the hotel sector of Antigua and Barbuda. We offer a wide range of courses from our popular 12 week Supervisory Management course in partnership with UWI Open Campus to short workshops.

Photoshop – Learn from an Expert

This Photoshop course is focused on the fundamentals of using Adobe Photoshop.  The idea is to help build the confidence of those whom the programme has intimidated with the myriad of tools available to one user.

Knowing the basics will aid you in getting towards your DIY design goals quicker. Learn from an expert, who has been in the graphic design industry for over 8 years, Sonalli Andrews – Freelance Graphic Designer and CEO of Redninko Graphics.

Tools required for the course are:

  • Must have a laptop and Adobe Photoshop CS3 Software installed or higher/recent versions of the programme are recommended i.e CS4, CS5, CS6 or CC.
  • A flash drive is also needed to receive files that may be used during certain sessions.

The classes will run for 4 weeks, twice per week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the AHTA Office on Newgate Street. The cost for the course is EC$400.00. To register click here

Learn Italian with the AHTA

Further to popular demand we have introduced Italian classes. We know that many properties welcome visitors from Italy so we are inviting your front line employees or any persons with a  passion for the Italian  language  to be a part  our 12 week courses for Beginners.  Classes run every Thursday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in the class room at the AHTA office on Newgate Street. Signora Cristina Ascarelli, a native of Italy,  facilitates the classes and promises that the class will be fun with sessions of role play and visuals.

Students will be introduced to the richly diverse culture of Italy. Emphasis is placed on verbal communication using basic survival vocabulary. Subjects include greetings, shopping skills and transportation.

Cost is EC$400.00 per term for AHTA members and EC$450.00 for non-memebers

Interested persons should complete the registration form and return it to  the AHTA office.


Supervisory Management – 10 week course in partnership with UWI Open Campus

It’s our thirteenth session of our successful Supervisory Management Training courses starting on October 3rd h in partnership with the University of the West Indies Open Campus!

The course will run for a period of ten weeks. As previously, the course will be facilitated by Ms. Shirlene Nibbs.

Our numbers are growing in leaps and bounds for our industry employees who have completed this course, we still recognize that there are many more candidates who would benefit from this training so we encourage you to register your employees for this next session. It is open to middle management, supervisors and employees aspiring to be supervisors. It is not reserved for hotels but open to all AHTA members.

There will be two sessions per week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5.15pm to 7.00pm. The course outline can be found here. The cost of the course is EC$700.00 per student.

The class is limited to 25 participants so we would ask that if you are interested that you complete the  registration form and return it to Anthea as quickly as possible as space will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Full payment will be required before the start of classes and should be made out to the AHTA.


WSET Wine & Spirit Certification Courses November 2016

Get trained and certified with our internationally-recognized qualification wine & spirit courses, WSET!  London’s Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) was established in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wine and spirits primarily to persons working in Food & Beverage, Restaurants, and Wine & Beverages Suppliers.
Learn about how wine is made, systematic approach to tasting wine, factors influencing the style of wine, food and wine pairing, label terminology, sweet wines and fortified wines, and much more!

Level 1 Wine Certification Course – This course prepares front-of-house staff in food & beverage operations. It provides basic product knowledge by providing an introduction to wine, wine service and a knowledge of food & wine pairing. Level 1 is a two day course and the cost is EC$1,800.00

Level 2 Wine Certification Course – This course is very popular with wine and spirit employees because it gives students excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is a favorite among consumers and enthusiasts.  Classes focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, and principle varieties of spirits. Level 2 is a three day course and the cost is EC$2,500.00

The courses will be held at the Antigua Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute.

For registration, please contact Anthea Watkins at or call (268) 462-0374/4928