School of Tourism and Hotel Management was established in 2007 under the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. To date, School of Tourism and Hotel Management has given 136 graduates. Students enrolled in the Tourism program actively participate in the practical sessions where they work in the Palm Inn guest house of the university. Currently, School of Tourism and Hotel Management has over 400 tourism students and 55 gastronomy and cookery students.
The mission of the Cyprus International University School of Tourism and Hotel Management, is to train qualified executive candidates who are open to development, socially sensitive and responsible, who can think proactively, and who have received tourism education at international standards, within the framework of scientific knowledge.
The vision of the school, is to be an educational institution that ranks at the forefront in the region and in the international arena, with the individuals it has produced for the tourism and academic sectors, and their contributions to scientific studies and activities.
The School of Tourism and Hotel Management programs are designed to develop students who are participative and aware of the international and national developments and technological advancements in the tourism and hospitality industry. As well as generic business courses, specialized and tailor-made tourism and hospitality courses are also offered throughout the programs. In essence, students are taught to improve their problem solving skills, effective communication skills, and customer-focus orientation skills. Language skills are inseparable part of the tourism curricula so, the School of Tourism and Hotel Management offers elective language courses for students such as German, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese. Summer trainings/internships provide superstructure to the formerly acquired theories in the classrooms. School of Tourism and Hotel Management is accredited by FIBAA and is a full member of Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education - (CHIRE) and European Network of Hospitality and Tourism Educators – (EURHODIP).