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Orlando, Florida, January 2017—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has entered into a new partnership with Lobster Ink, a global hospitality learning platform, to offer the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s globally-recognized industry certification in conjunction with select Lobster Ink training courses.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Lobster Ink courses teach international skills and product knowledge training across 100 countries. Using a unique blended learning platform, Lobster Ink helps learners at more than 20,000 establishments achieve course outcomes efficiently, improving both their practical and theoretical knowledge of hospitality service.

Through this partnership, learners who complete the following six courses on Lobster Ink’s online platform will receive a professional certification from AHLA:

  •         Sales Professional
  •         Bar Professional
  •         Food and Beverage Service Professional
  •         Front Office Professional
  •         Housekeeping Professional
  •         Coffee Professional

“We are excited to work with Lobster Ink as they share our commitment to be the world leaders in hospitality learning,” said Joori Jeon, AHLEI’s chief executive officer. 

"The hotel and lodging industry offers a doorway to long-term career development and professional growth. Lobster Ink and AHLEI aim to align learning journeys and together with the industry, map fit for purpose learning to continuously increase knowledge, skills and behavior across the sector for all team members.” Fasie Malherbe, President, Lobster International.

See our partnership vision come to life. For additional information on course offerings, please email

About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

Established in 1953 as the nonprofit education and training arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), AHLEI’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to educate, develop, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

Contact: Elizabeth Johnson, Senior Public Relations & Marketing Manager / +1.517.318.2359

About Lobster Ink

Enabling Potential in People:

We are Human, Insatiably Curious and compassionate, with a wicked sense of humour. We create, Engaging and Relevant content that inspires, motivates and excites our learners. We are Inventive, Innovation and Efficiency are our lifeblood. Time is the most valuable currency in the world and our aim is to constantly find new ways to teach that are captivating, convenient and respectful of our learner’s time.

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