As the world’s leading specialist hospitality & tourism professional body, CTH offers a truly unique, industry-focused learning pathway. Our core mission is to provide the highest standard of qualifications. CTH achieves this through robust monitoring supported by industry, universities and the government regulator, Ofqual.
CTH syllabi are carefully developed and updated on a regular basis in consultation with industry professionals to ensure their relevance to the actual career environment. For example, in the case of the tourism and travel agency management programmes, the fares and ticketing components have been developed in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic Airways and the Star Alliance network of airlines. Over the years, students who have completed CTH Qualifications have progressed to successful careers in a wide range of roles within the hospitality and tourism industries.
The need for qualified personnel
Travel, tourism and hospitality are some of the world's largest industries. It has been estimated by the World Tourism Organisation that around one job in ten now depends on this fast growing sector. These travellers expect high standards of service and facilities and it is only through organised and structured training that the industry can meet these expectations.
Why CTH qualifications?
The Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality was established in 1982 to provide recognised standards of management training appropriate to the needs of the hotel and travel industries, via its syllabi, examinations and awards. These have been continuously developed and improved to ensure they are relevant and up to date. This has been carried out under the careful scrutiny and supervision of experts in all aspects of the hotel, tourism and travel industries.
CTH programmes are well respected across the hospitality, tourism and travel industries. This is clear from the programme endorsements it has received from Virgin Atlantic, Star Alliance Radisson Edwardian Hotels and GTMC. Students can be confident that gaining a CTH qualification is an excellent start to a promising career with truly global opportunities. Those studying for the examinations of the Confederation are offered a structured learning process, encompassing both the theoretical and practical aspects of the industry, integrating the various subjects, together with a clearly defined pattern of career development through progressive grades of membership
Students have two routes as described below:
Hotel Management Programmes
A career in hotel management in the 21st Century offers fantastic opportunities in a growing and exciting industry. Hospitality employers are looking for professionals with versatile leadership skills. A CTH hotel management qualification prepares you for an incredible variety of careers in the £3 trillion global hospitality industry. CTH qualified personnel are well-placed to build exciting and rewarding careers, whether working with a major global chain, a specialist ‘boutique’ hotel or developing their own hospitality-based private business.
Tourism Management Programmes
In the last three decades the travel & tourism sector has been one of the world’s fastest growing industries - with new destinations, new resorts and new travel options. As ever greater numbers of people have the resources to travel whether for business or pleasure. The sector will continue to grow, offering a huge range of career opportunities worldwide. A CTH Tourism Management qualification offers a perfect stepping-stone into this dynamic and exciting industry and a strong foundation for career success.