Careers/ Education

ITT shows its commitment to careers and education by recognition of good practice, student awards, consultancy and much more.

ITT runs an Education & Training Committee chaired by ITT Board Director Claire Steiner. Claire organises student events on behalf of ITT, such as the hugely popular 'Future You' seminar at WTM.

She also represents ITT on external education/ industry bodies. Educational partnerships are an important part of ITT’s careers and education work.

The most recent being with the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership, a multi-country educational programme to introduce students to careers in travel and tourism.

University/College Members

The following colleges and universities are members of ITT and provide travel and tourism courses.

Institution Contact Details Information
Bournemouth University 

Prof Dimitrios Buhalis, Simon Thomas
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International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research
Bournemouth University
Faculty of Management
Dorset House
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB


We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 3rd in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism in the Guardian League Table 2019, 2nd in the UK (8th in the world) for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2018 and 2nd in the UK (12th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018. Our programmes are accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Institute of Hospitality (IOH) and recognised as an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, our four-year course was one of the first to be offered in the UK and has been refined over three decades to give you an excellent understanding of how private and public organisations work together within the tourism sector.

We are recognised globally as a leading contributor to knowledge creation and dissemination in tourism and hospitality. A team of 29 academic staff and over 1,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students make us one of the biggest and most prolific departments in the world. The combination of staff expertise and enthusiasm, knowledge excellence and co-creation with industry, generate innovation and best professional practice. We’re also home to three of the world's leading tourism journals: the International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Review and Tourism Economics, as well as the leading international textbook Tourism Principles and Practice, among other publications.

Leeds Beckett University

Dr Peter Robinson
Tel: +44 (0) 113 812 4497
Leeds Beckett University
G04 Macauley Hall
Headingley Campus

The School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management has a long history (it can be traced back to 1824) and is a major international provider of events, tourism and hospitality management education. We have in excess of 1000 students spread across a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Most are full-time and on campus but we also offer part-time and distance learning modes of study for various courses, together with options for accrediting prior learning. The following statement guides our work and encapsulates our aspirations: Our mission is to inspire and educate the events, tourism and hospitality leaders of tomorrow so that they can make a positive difference in the world.

Manchester Metropolitan University Dr Asia Alder
Tel: 0161 247 2717
Manchester Metropolitan University
Old Hall Lane
M14 6HR
We deliver Tourism programmes at Bachelor's , Masters and PhD level as well as undertaking research and consultancy.
Newcastle Business School - Tourism

Bridget Major and Kate Harland
Tel: 0191 227 4955 / 3046
Fax: 0191 235 8017



Northumbria University
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

We offer services in marketing, research, consultancy, bespoke training courses and can supply you with work placement students for a year's duration. For further information please contact Bridget Major.
University of Plymouth Rong Huang, Jennifer Phillips and Sheela Agarwal
Tel: 01752 585656
327 Cookworthy Building
Drake Circus
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Plymouth offers a range of specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Cruise, Hospitality, Tourism and Events. Our courses are developed in consultation with industry and led by experienced research-active staff. We strongly promote students as researchers and our students regularly present their work at national and international conferences and publish their work in reputable journals. Through guest sessions, fieldwork visits, placement and business consultancy projects, our students develop in-depth knowledge and skills for the tourism and hospitality industry.
University of Wolverhampton

Dr Ade Oriade
Tel: 01902 323042
Department of Marketing, Enterprise and Leisure Industries,
University of Wolverhampton Business School, Gorway Road,
Walsall, WS1 3BD

The University of Wolverhampton has been awarded the ITT Centre of Excellence status in Tourism Education. The Leisure Industries Department at University of Wolverhampton teaches Tourism, Hospitality, Event & Venue and Sports Management. The department has an international research and publishing profile and works closely with employers, delivering consultancy project and developing CPD courses.
University College Birmingham Michelle Callanan, Sally Ievers and Richard Behan
Tel: 0121 604 1000 Ext. 259
Fax: 0121 236 7996
Summer Row
West Midlands
B3 1JB
Long established as a specialist vocational provider, University College Birmingham offers a spectrum of programmes in travel & tourism and related areas, from National Diplomas through to University of Birmingham awards covering foundation degrees, degrees and Masters degrees.
Institution Contact Details Information
International Travel & Tourism Institute Contact: Kate Addo
Tel: +233245209725
PO Box 13384
International Travel and Tourism Institute (ITTI) is a tertiary institution dedicated to developing and maintaining professional standards in Ghana and the West African Sub Region. ITTI provides tuition for personnel in the aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors, as well as customer orientated organizations. Please check our website for more

Travind Institute of Travel & Tourism Management

Contact: Vivek More
Tel: 0091 0202 5447 660
Email: Office No. 6 3rd Floor Shree Sai, Vandan Apartment, Paud Phata, Karve Road, Pune, Maharashtra, 411038, India

Travind, Pune-India offers various specialised courses in the Travel & Tourism management arena.Our unique concept of giving 3 strata courses:- Theory Classes; On-job training and paid internships, makes us stand out from the rest of the Institutes in India

University of Chester Contact: Dr Maeve Marmion
Tel: 01244 511894
Chester Business School
Queen's Park road
The University of Chester has a long standing tradition of teaching innovative tourism management courses, designed with students at the forefront of everything they do. Students gain hands-on experience throughout their degrees, and have opportunities to study abroad, undertake work placements and to work on community based tourism projects. The team at Chester are passionate about tourism and work closely with industry experts and employers to ensure their students graduate with the skills and experience they need in order to succeed as they progress in their careers.
Institution Contact Details Information
Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, University of East London

Henrik Linden, Raoul Bianchi, Birte Schmitz
Tel: 020 8223 3000
University Way
E16 2RD

The Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, at the University of East London, is a successful provider of event, hospitality, tourism and sport management programmes. The programmes carry professional validations and are industry-inspired, forward-facing and meet the needs of students and the industries they’ll be going into after graduation. The Institute is a lively and vibrant academic space, bringing together staff and students to explore and study current issues from a range of subject areas. The academic staff in the Institute have a vast range of experience and expertise; all are actively engaged in research and professional networks.
London Geller College of Hospitality & Tourism (University of West London)

Karl Bolton, Barbara Czyzewska and Cristina Maxim
Tel: 020 8231 2104
London Geller College of Hospitality & Tourism (University of West London)
St. Mary’s Road
W5 5RF

London Geller College of Hospitality & Tourism (University of West London) has been teaching the principles of tourism management since 1967. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students from around the world. It has been designated a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the Government’s Quality Assurance Agency and in 2009 won the Queen’s Award for Industry for its programmes. The university specialises in the study of leisure and business tourism, aviation, cruise shipping and resort management. Opportunities for gaining work experience are a feature of all its programmes.
Sheffield Hallam University Seonyoung Kim, Philip Goulding and Vicky Mellon.
Tel: 0114 225 5555
Stoddart Building
City Campus
Arundel Gate
South Yorkshire
S1 1WB
SHU is one of Britain's leading centres for tourism education. We have a suite of Tourism Management courses from HND to postgraduate, taught by internationally renowned staff with travel and tourism industry backgrounds and research expertise. Our courses are geared to student employability, including placement opportunities, projects with industry and a focus on enterprise, business and management skills acquisition.
University of Derby

Contact: Peter Wiltshier, Iride Azara & Lisa Wakefield
Tel: 01298 330580
University of Derby
1 Devonshire Road
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 6RY


The Centre for Contemporary Hospitality & Tourism, part of the University of Derby, is ranked in the Top 10 for hospitality, events management and tourism degrees. (Guardian University Guide 2019). Based in the beautiful spa town of Buxton, we offer industry standard facilities and excellent teaching, (TEF Gold rating Teaching Excellence Framework 2017), by our award-winning academic team. Our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses are accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and offer our students the opportunity to broaden their horizons at home and abroad – giving them the skills and experience needed for a successful career in the tourist industry.
Staff are currently teaching and researching in community development and tourism, accessible tourism, tour guiding principles and practices, cultural heritage interpretation and management, natural environment and tourism application to ecosystems, tourism management and smart cities and big data. We have Doctoral students studying in diverse topics such as the future of digital analytics and tourism management and skills and aptitudes for travel managers.
University of Exeter Business School Joanne Connell, Tim Coles and Gareth Shaw
Tel: 01392 722657
Streatham Court
Rennes Drive
The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the UK. The Business School is proud to rank highly in UK university league tables and is accredited by EQUIS, the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration, and AMBA. We offer a world-class Masters and doctoral programme in tourism.
University of Hertfordshire

Alethea Bradley, Amy Osmond, Celeste Jones
Tel: 01707 284000
Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
De Havilland Campus
Mosquito Way
10AB 9EU

The Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management Department at the University of Hertfordshire is comprised of a diverse and international team, with significant experience of working and researching in the industry. The tourism curriculum is business-facing (considering those institutions responsible for delivering the product and for planning tourism development), international in scope, and challenges students to create solutions to sustainable and responsible tourism management practice. Students can engage in numerous value-added learning opportunities such as work placements, study abroad, language studies, field trips and live business cases. The academic staff have extensive professional networks, which drives the impressive employability rate of graduates of their programmes.
University of Middlesex Sumeetra Ramakrishnan and Sue Bleasdale
Tel: 020 8411 5497 / 020 8411 5451 
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School of Health & Social Sciences Group
The Burroughs
The Tourism Department is an interdisciplinary group comprising of academics specialising in various areas in the hospitality and tourism fields.
The University offers both Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes in Hospitality and Tourism with specialist streams focusing on Business, Marketing, Human Resources and Languages. The courses are available both in London and in Dubai.
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