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 given 136 graduates. Students enrolled in the Tourism program actively participate in the practical sessions where they work in the Palm Inn guest house of the university. 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 so they become pioneers in the service industry by providing comprehensive and high-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 sector. 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 meet tailored 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 and 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 their problem solving skills, effective communication skills, and customer-focus orientation skills. Language skills are inseparable part of the tourism curricula so, the School of Tourism and Hotel Management offers elective language courses for students 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 accredited by FIBAA and is a full member of Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education - (CHIRE) and European Network of Hospitality and Tourism Educators – (EURHODIP).