Emerging Nations

ICHRIE has become an international organization with members from every continent in the World. At the same time, more and more hospitality and tourism faculty from emerging markets are searching to become a part of our international organization. The greatest challenge is the cost of their membership could equal a week’s salary and that makes it impossible for them to join our organization.

After several conversations with the different Federation representatives, current members of ICHRIE, and from individuals from these emerging markets, the ICHRIE Executive Board has agreed to allow us to conduct a pilot test to recruit new members from emerging nations. I do hope that you will support this initiative that is both timely, as well as needed, to expand our international reach across the world.

The Membership Committee recommended to the ICHRIE Executive Committee to create an Emerging Market Category. The Executive Committee accepted our recommendation and, as of January 2012, Federations with emerging markets can offer special rates for Individual and Premium memberships.

Emerging Nations Pilot Program Details:

  • The Individual Membership rate is US$50 for one contact. (Annual membership fee is renewal for up to two years or to be determined by membership committee, during pilot program)
  • The Premium membership the rate is US$500 for three contacts. (Annual membership fee is renewal for up to two years or to be determined by membership committee, during pilot program)
  • Individual Memberships under the program will only receive electronic support. Printed publications will not be provided.
  • This is a two-year pilot program and the Membership Committee will evaluate it at the end of every year. 
  • The number of memberships eligible for this program are limited to only 10% of each Federation’s current membership.
  • The program is only available to NEW members.

Click here to apply for Emerging Nations Membership

The Membership Committee felt that the Federations themselves were in a better position to understand WHICH emerging nations should be included in the pilot program and as a result, over 160* countries were chosen as eligible as “emerging nations.” The list of nations is posted below, however we anticipate these lists may grow in the coming months.†

International CHRIE List of Emerging Nations

SESCA Federation

EuroCHRIE

Asia-Pacific CHRIE

Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenadines
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the
Suriname
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela

Countries in Europe
Bulgaria
Croatia
Estonia
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia

The Middle-East*

The African Continent*

Afghanistan
American Samoa
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
Cook Island
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Kiribati
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
New Caledonia
North Korea (DPRK)
Northern Mariana islands
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Pohnpei St.
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Truk Staten Niue
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yap State
*There are a number of “provisional” nations that are not universally recognized at this time. There is not universal agreement on the exact borders of “The Middle East.”
† The Federations determine eligibility. Countries may be added to the list on a case-by-case basis.