Institute of Hospitality

Established in Britain in 1938, the Institute of Hospitality (IOH) is a world renowned international membership organisation for the hospitality industry.

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The Institute of Hospitality Partnership

About the CTH/IOH programmes

CTH offers a range of specialist qualifications developed for the industry by the renowned Institute of Hospitality (IOH).

Whilst CTH is the dedicated qualifications body for the hospitality industry the IOH is the professional membership body for the sector.

Established in Britain in 1938, the Institute of Hospitality is now an international membership organisation with numerous branches worldwide and members in over 100 countries. The Institute's members are located in all sectors of the industry from hotels and foodservice to leisure, tourism and academia.

Its members include some of the most experienced and senior managers in the hospitality industry. It is therefore perfectly placed to partner with CTH in developing gold standard qualifications for the sector. CTH and IOH work closely at all levels to ensure the relevance of CTH/IOH qualifications to industry needs and employment opportunities.

As a registered charity with a global membership, the Institute offers a wide range of benefits to its professional members including online resources, regional networks and industry-specific management publications and research. Furthermore, through membership, individuals can attain additional globally-recognised designatory letters signifying their qualifications and level of industry expertise.

The Institute exists to benefit its members in their professional and career development, whilst continuing to improve and promote industry and management standards into the 21st century. Its stated primary purpose is “to promote the highest professional standards of management and education in the international hospitality, leisure and tourism industries”. From students to retired Fellows, the Institute continues to support members' professional development throughout their careers, wherever they are in the world.

On completion of their CTH programme all CTH hospitality and culinary graduates are encouraged to apply to join the Institute as the logical next step in their career development.