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The Gateway to Careers in Hospitality and Tourism

Chef Joe Vella
March 11, 2014
Cooked with Love, Served with a Smile
August 13, 2019
 

Established in 1987 and acting as Malta’s main tourism and hospitality educational institution, the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) offers a vast selection of programmes taught by dedicated lecturers in a newly relocated campus in Ħal Luqa which offers multiple specialised labs and kitchens to assure that students receive the essential theoretical and practical education required.

The Institute of Tourism Studies, located close to the Airport and with a campus in Qala, Gozo, currently offers programmes ranging from Foundation to Master’s Degree Level, together with multiple part-time courses and tailor-made courses for the hospitality and tourism industry.

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"With various programmes available covering the necessities of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and with various levels available, students may ensure that they have the opportunity of specialising in areas best suited to their capabilities and interests.”

Agreements with top international Universities and Institutions ascertain that students not only have the possibility to graduate from a reputable institute, but in the process also get the opportunity to study for a period of time within these institutions in order to obtain a wider experience and hone their skills to an international level. In May 2019, ITS announced its new academic affiliation with The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), ranked one of the top ten institutions in the world in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Among the many agreements, ITS has also secured agreement with the highly esteemed Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and the Institut Paul Bocuse in France.

The ITS’ main responsibility is to provide the Tourism Sector with professional personnel who are able to guarantee an excellent standard of products and services within the Hospitality Industry.

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The Institute of Tourism Studies prides itself in offering students not only theoretical knowledge but also an extensive hands-on experience, through the ITS training restaurants, vast kitchens and specialised classrooms and also the Local Industrial Trade Practice and International Internship, which is included in the students’ programme of study.

With various programmes available covering the necessities of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and with various levels available, students may ensure that they have the opportunity of specialising in areas best suited to their capabilities and interests.

With the recent launch of the MBA in International Hospitality Management, the ITS aims at upskilling those individuals already in the industry. This part-time study programme aims at raising the level of the Maltese travel and tourism offering.

Applications for full-time programmes and the MBA are now open at www.its.edu.mt.