The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for individual managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism (HLT) industry. The Institute has been in existence since the 1930s when it began in the UK.
The Institute’s reputation as a membership organisation promoting quality standards and education has grown in its 75 year history resulting in a membership spanning more than 100 countries around the globe.
From HLT students to retired Fellows, the Institute continues to support members’ professional development throughout their careers, wherever they are in the world.
The Institute is managed as an educational charity whose primary purpose is “to promote the highest professional standards of management and education in the international hospitality, leisure and tourism industries”.
We exist to benefit members in their professional and career development, whilst continuing to improve and promote industry and management standards into the 21st century.
As an accredited Awarding Body, the Institute offers a dedicated suite of nationally-accredited vocational management qualifications in hospitality, leisure and tourism.
The Institute is also a recognised and authoritative international body in the field of Accreditation and Endorsement for hospitality, leisure and tourism programmes of learning.