Institute of Hospitality Membership

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 food service 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.


CTH students and graduates are entitled to apply for the IoH Affiliate Membership for a special first year rate of just £25. Please login to CTH Members, where you can find the access code in the Student section.

Great Institute of Hospitality Membership Benefits

HQ magazine

Our well respected quarterly publication, available in print and digital formats is packed with relevant articles, news and hot industry topics (annual subscription cost is £46 for non members).

Insight e-Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter including the latest industry developments, Institute's news, featured events, business partners guidance and much more.

Professional Recognition

AIH, MIH and FIH - Internationally acknowledged initials recognising members' professional achievements and status within the hospitality industry as Associates, Members and Fellows.

Knowledge Centre

An extensive and bespoke online collection full of hospitality resources including best practice management guides, e-Journals, hospitality articles, e-Books and audio books.

Information Helpline

A specialist helpline offering one-to-one advice on hospitality related enquiries - T +44(0)20 8661 4930 or [email protected]


A series of bi-weekly online presentations on a range of compelling industry topics providing practical advice for your business and designed to help you advance in your business and career. (£10 each for non members).

Online Training Modules

Covering a wide range of management and craft topics, they are designed to support you at every career stage.

Regional Networking Events

Featuring key speakers, our networking events highlight key industry topics and are designed for attendees to connect with other industry professionals.

Jobs Board

View current national and international hospitality job vacancies online and upload your professional profile.

Industry Events

Annual Dinner and Awards, Fellows' Dinner, Passion4Hospitality - As the professional body for hospitality managers, we are keen to celebrate our members' achievements throughout the year.

Business Partnerships

We work with carefully selected partners who share their expertise and best practice with members. These contributions help you stay current on topical industry issues and build your CPD.

Online CPD Tool

Helping you keep a record and manage your professional

Social Networking

Connect with us via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, plus an informative IoH Blog.

Discounts Scheme

Great discounts for lifestyle and business services including travel, retail, insurance, cinema tickets, groceries and car hire.