School of Tourism and Hotel Management was established in 2007 under the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. To date School of Tourism and Hotel Management has graduated 136 students. Students who are enrolled to the Tourism program actively participate in the practical sessions where students work in the school restaurant of Palm Inn guest house. Currently, School of Tourism and Hotel Management has over 400 tourism students and 55 gastronomy and cookery students.
The vision of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management is to develop students to be pioneers in the service industry by providing diverse and quality education. In order to achieve this vision the School of Tourism and Hotel Management pledges to equip students with skills and create ‘brand students’ for the international work market. The mission of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management is to facilitate students to design and portray clear pathways towards their future careers. This is achieved through high standards of the classes, school competitiveness and individual attention to tailor needs of the students.
The School of Tourism and Hotel Management programs are designed to develop students who are participative and aware of the international and national developments, technological advancements in the tourism and hospitality industry. As well as generic business courses, specialized and tailor made tourism and hospitality courses are also offered throughout the programs. In essence, students are taught to improve upon their problem solving skills, effective communication skills, and customer focus orientation skills. Language skills are inseparable part of the Tourism curricula. Hence, School of Tourism and Hotel Management offers students to learn elective language courses such as German, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese. Summer trainings/internships provide superstructure to the formerly acquired theories in the classrooms. School of Tourism and Hotel Management is a full member of Council On Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education - (CHIRE) and European network of hospitality and tourism educators – (EURHODIP).