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The Academy for Tourism and Hospitality places great importance on building close links with the industries it serves.

The diploma courses offered by the Academy for Tourism and Hospitality are endorsed by the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH), an awarding body for qualifications in the specialist growing hospitality and tourism sector worldwide.

As a result of this partnership, the Academy for Tourism and Hospitality is able to develop a far greater depth of working relationship with companies in our sector, providing a level of industry endorsement for our programmes that adds to their value when applying for jobs.

Listed below are some of the many relationships we have with employers, which range from local endorsements from specific hotels to joint qualifications in partnership with leading industry brands.

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About the Confederation for Tourism and Hospitality

Over the last 30 years CTH has focused on developing and adding value to careers in the industry, globally. CTH was established in 1982 as a specialist professional body in the UK to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality and tourism industries, and now has accredited colleges worldwide delivering sought after CTH qualification. CTH provide a ladder of progression in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level, and their qualifications provide appropriate academic preparation for students to apply for entry onto their final year degree programmes and Masters programs. This route delivers well trained and qualified employees and leaders for the sector.

CTH ensures its quality through its approved status with Ofqual and the QCA’s UK accredited qualification framework. All qualifications are developed in conjunction with the UK Sector Skills Council, People1st, to ensure relevance, value and quality. This approach guarantees that CTH qualifications are valued by employers throughout the world.

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The Academy for Tourism & Hospitality Industry Recognition

Hotels

De Palma Hotel

De Palma Hotel endorses the Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management and its inclusion in the qualifications and credit framework. At De Palma Hotel we employ significant numbers of college leavers to join our staff team as trainees. We feel this qualification will provide significant benefit to learners prior to joining us. We also believe that the wider industry will benefit in that it will enable learners to acquire the essential industry foundation.

De Palma Hotels have a strong commitment to training and we confirm we are satisfied as to the structure, content, level and assessment requirements ascribed to this qualification which we believe will meet a real and enduring need for professionalism in a rapidly-changing industry.

Le Meridien Etoile, Paris

Le Meridien Etoile, Paris endorses CTH’s Level 6 Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management qualifications as meeting the industry standards and preparing students with essential skills and competences for employment.

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome endorses CTH’s Level 6 Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management qualifications as meeting the industry standards and preparing students with essential skills and competences for employment.

LOLC Leisure, Sri Lanka

CTH has received a qualification’s endorsement from LOLC Leisure (A joint venture between LOLC Group and Browns Investments) in Sri Lanka.

Always being marked as a geographical location of significance due to our diversified breathtaking natural blessings and cultural advances, Sri Lanka offers leisure and business travellers a spectrum of attractions. LOLC owns and Manages the Eden Resort & Spa, Riverina Hotel, Club Palm Garden and Tropical Villas.

LOLC Leisure has recognized the increased potential that exists within the Leisure Sector at large, and made the wise move in investing in these hotels, which are placed on the golden Mile along the South Western coast of Sri Lanka. The Group welcome CTH graduates to apply and interview for internship placements and vacant roles.

Sheraton Towers, Singapore

The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) has just signed an internship agreement with the Sheraton Towers Hotel in Singapore. CTH student members will reap the benefits of this fantastic partnership.

The partnership aims to promote a dynamic industry blend by bringing together both academic and industry players in the Hospitality context in Singapore. Both the organisations share the common ethos and belief that practical training is essential in grooming future talent in the effort of developing Singapore to excel in the hospitality industry internationally.

To achieve that shared value, the partnership also aspires to leverage new training opportunities to prepare the students to be more industry ready. Both organisations believe that the joint partnership will bring more positive synergy to the industry.

Hilton Hotel, Singapore

CTH has signed an internship agreement with the Hilton Hotel in Singapore. CTH student members will reap the benefits of this fantastic partnership. CTH students who are currently studying in the South East Asia region, particularly in Singapore will have the opportunity to work at the hotel through an internship programme.

On top of this, the hotel will provide an allowance for students who take up this opportunity. Both CTH and the Hilton are very excited about this agreement.

Hunas Falls Hotel

Beautifully placed in the splendid city of Kandy, the Hunas Falls Hotel is rated one of the best hotels in Kandy Sri Lanka. Hunas Falls Hotel endorses CTH qualifications, which provide both a theoretical and a practical training for learners.

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel

Dhaka Sheraton Hotel, the first renowned international five-star hotel in Bangladesh, endorses the CTH qualifications in Hotel Management as providing suitable preparation for employment opportunities in the hotel industry.

Radisson Edwardian Hotel

Radisson Edwardian Hotels is a collection of luxury hotels in central London, Heathrow and Manchester. The Radisson Edwardian hotel group endorses the CTH International Hospitality Leadership Certificate in Team Leadership.

Renaissance Doha City Centre Hotel

enaissance Doha City Centre Hotel endorses the CTH qualifications in Hotel Management as providing suitable preparation for employment opportunities in the hotel industry.

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) has just signed an internship agreement with the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Malaysia. CTH student members will reap the benefits of this fantastic partnership. The partnership aims to promote a dynamic industry blend by bringing together both academic and industry players in the Hospitality context in Malaysia.

Both the organisations share the common ethos and belief that practical training is essential in grooming future talent in the effort of developing Malaysia to excel in the hospitality industry internationally. To achieve that shared value, the partnership also aspires to leverage new training opportunities to prepare the students to be more industry ready.

Both CTH Chairman, Simon Cleaver and the Director of Operations of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Victor Parada envision that the joint effort of both organisations will bring more positive synergy to the industry.

Premier Inn

Award-winning Premier Inn is the UK’s largest and fastest-growing hotel brand with 578 budget hotels and more than 40,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland. Premier Inn endorses the CTH Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Adagio Aparthotel

The Adagio Aparthotel network of 90 Aparthotels makes it the largest in Europe and offers an innovative concept of modern city center apartments with fully equipped kitchens and hotel services.

Thistle Hotels

Thistle hotels are part of Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited operating a number of hotels throughout the UK. Thistle endorses the CTH qualifications in Hospitality and Tourism Management Level 6. Thistle hotels believe that the qualification will provide a vocational alternative for learners who wish to study to graduate and subsequently post graduate level.

Svenska Design Hotels

Svenska Design Hotels are pleased to inform that they are happy to offer job interviews to successful CTH graduates applying for job vacancies with the hotel chain. The qualifications recognised under this arrangement are: the CTH Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management and the CTH Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Hospitality &Tourism Management. Svenska Design Hotels are a collection of modern boutique 5-star hotels based on Swedish design philosophy and contemporary European styling with clean lines and minimalist interiors.

Byzantino Hotel Greece

Based in Patras, Greece, Byzantino hotel tastefully combines the beauty of the classical with the needs of the urban traveller. It is designed so as to surpass the expectations of even the most demanding travellers.

InterContinental Hotel Group

InterContinental Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 4700 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world, endorses CTH Level 3 and CTH Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Leadership.

InterContinental London Park Lane

InterContinental London Park Lane reinvents traditional luxury to present modern and flexible sophistication in the heart of Mayfair. The flagship property for the world’s largest hotel company combines exemplary service with insider experiences that bring London to life.

InterContinental London Park Lane endorses CTH Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Leadership and CTH Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Leadership and its inclusion in the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

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Spa Management

Rushmore Business School

Rushmore Business School endorses the Level 3 Certificate in Spa Management and its inclusion in the qualifications and credit framework. This qualification will add value to employees and will enhance the professionalism and career prospects of their staff and any organisation they may work for in the future.

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Airlines

Virgin Atlantic Airways (VA)

Virgin Atlantic is one of the world’s leading and most popular airlines. CTH works in partnership with the Guild of Travel Management Companies and Virgin Atlantic Airways in delivering world class Fares & Ticketing Training.

Star Alliance

Star Alliance network is the global leading airline network, established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance. The CTH Galileo products are endorsed by Stare Alliance as world class GDS training courses.

Resorts

The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica

The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resor, Rose Hall Resort in Jamaica is an idyllic escape and Rose Hall Plantation is the jewel in its crown. Located on 5,000 picture-perfect acres in Jamaica’s exclusive Rose Hall. This resort has won the 2001-2008 “AAA Five Diamond Award” and 2006 & 2007 “Best Golf Resort” in the Caribbean.

The Ritz-Carlton endorses the CTH qualifications in Hotel Management as providing suitable preparation for employment opportunities in the hotel industry.

The Mantis Collection

The Mantis Collection is a group of five star boutique accommodation and safari parks in Africa and Europe. Each is unique and distinct from the next; all are in the most elegant, stylish and luxurious settings imaginable.

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort is pleased to endorse CTH’s qualifications in Hotel Management. Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort is a lush 5-hectar tropical paradise hotel located on Buyong, Mactan Island in the Philippines

Diva Maldives

Diva Maldives is a five star luxury private island resort by Naïade. It is surrounded by a secluded lagoon, boasting of white sandy beaches, lush tropical gardens and floral bursts of colour. Diva Maldives have reviewed the CTH diploma programme for middle and senior level managers, and have endorsed the qualifications and invite CTH students to join the resort for training programmes accordingly.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Switzerland

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members and represented in 24 countries with 79 hotels and resorts. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts endorses CTH’s Level 7 Diploma in Hotel Management, as a qualification that is current and meeting growing needs of the industry.

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Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel (FRHI Hotels & Resorts)

Three distinct brands endorse the CTH’s Level 7 Diploma in International Hotel Management They believe this qualification adds value to employees and enhances the professionalism and career prospects of colleagues and any organization they may work in the future.

Industry Trade Associations

The Guild of Travel Management Companies

CTH has closely partnered with the GTMC in the provision of industry leading travel training qualifications for more than a decade, working together to bring new talent into the travel industry and develop the skills of those already working within it.

Other Tourism & Hospitality Organisations

Hotel Solutions Partnership Switzerland

CTH is pleased to inform that Hotel Solutions Partnership endorses CTH’s Level 7 Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management. They have further stated that the qualification enhances skills and competences of students and meeting industry standards.

ESH Lille

CTH is pleased to inform that ES Hotels and Lille Events endorses CTH’s Level 5 Diploma in Hotel & Events Management. They have commented on the relevancy of CTH’s assessments as well as the course contents, for meeting emerging industry standards.

Kuoni by Univairmer Lille

CTH is pleased to inform that Kuoni by Univairmer endorses CTH’s Level 5 Diploma in Hotel & Events Management. They have commented on the relevancy of the qualification and how it can add value to both employers as well as employees within the sector and enhancing career prospects.

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