About us

Who we are

The Certified Institute of Hospitality Tourism and Management (CIHTM) is the global leading professional body for hospitality professionals and allied fields. Our purpose is to promote professionalism through lifelong learning. We inspire hospitality professionals and allied fields to perform at their very best and earn the recognition they deserve.

Our purpose

To promote professionalism in the hospitality industry and allied fields through lifelong learning.

Our vision

To inspire hospitality professionals and allied certified managers to perform at their very best and earn the recognition they deserve.

Our mission

To maintain our position as the global leading professional body for the hospitality industry, allied fields certified managers spanning every sector and developing outstanding hospitality leaders of the future.
CERTIFIED INSTITUTE OF HOSPITALITY TOURISM AND MANAGEMENT
We will do this by:
  • Supporting every member in their effort to achieve their full professional potential.
  • Establishing internationally recognised professional credentials for hospitality leaders and allied fields leaders, to ensure that the hospitality profession and other allied fields is trusted and respected as a credible career choice.
  • Providing a network to promote shared knowledge, broaden appreciation of the different sectors of hospitality and companionship amongst fellow professionals.
  • Engaging with students and educators providing support to their academic careers and context to their curriculum.
  • Promoting quality in hospitality management & other fields education and training organisations, through dedicated membership programmes, providing global access to our learning resources and through our accreditation and endorsement schemes.
Established in 2013 and incorporated in 2017 RC:1438005, registered with trademark-NG/TM/O/2020/178699. We are managed as an educational charity and our resources include publications, management guides and research, covering both our industry and other management disciplines.

Membership

Membership of the Certified Institute of Hospitality Tourism and Management provides access to a wide range of benefits, promotes networking with industry contacts and helps members develop professionally to achieve their full potential.
For example, members are informed about pending legislative changes through Institute publications and events; lively seminars, webinars and networking events are held regularly; Institute e-Resources are available 24 hours a day and are easily-accessible to global members; and continuing professional development (CPD) tools, resources and events help members build successful hospitality management careers in this fast-moving, exciting industry.
As members grow and succeed in their careers, the Institute awards designatory letters after the names of Institute Graduates (GCIHTM) Associates (ACIHTM), Members (MCIHTM) and Fellows (FCIHTM). These are recognised by the industry and acknowledge the members’ qualifications, industry experience and commitment to their careers.
Get the support you need and earn the recognition you deserve by joining the industry’s only professional body. Join online now or call us on +234 (0)9032498313.
The Certified Institute of Hospitality Tourism and Management is the professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure, tourism industry and allied fields.
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Qualifications & Accreditation

The Institute offers a dedicated suite of nationally-accredited vocational management qualifications in hospitality, leisure and tourism. These are managed and delivered by the Certified Institute of Hospitality Tourism and Management training arms:

COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES:
  • Mona Institute of Hospitality Tourism and Management
  • College of Hospitality Tourism and Management
  • Espam Formation College of Sciences Management & Technology.
  • Mona Institute of Science Management & Technology
  • Confluence Institute of Sciences Management & Technology
  • American Hospitality Academy

Hospitality Assured is the quality standard created by the Certified Institute of Hospitality Tourism and Management specifically for customer facing businesses. We enable businesses to reach and exceed their full potential by following world class processes, customer service standards and employee engagement. Great service doesn’t happen by accident.

COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES:

The above colleges and institutes was incorporated. Its principal objective is to provide practical support to young people as they embark upon their careers in the hospitality industry and other allied fields.
With much evidence to suggest that a considerable number of young people continue to leave the industry within their early years, it is clear that much more support is required if we are to help stem this ‘brain drain’. The aims of those colleges and institutes are therefore to:

  • Create an active community of junior managers within the hospitality industry using social media channels
  • Provide careers advice and mentoring support to these junior managers, again using e-communications.
  • Provide essential and specific ‘self-help’ tools to assist junior managers as they embark upon their careers within the industry.
  • Provide essential and specific ‘self-help’ tools to assist junior managers as they embark upon their careers within the industry.
  • Provide cost-effective solutions to encourage and enable junior managers to access continuing professional development opportunities.

Why the ‘Colleges & Institutes’? they are the training arms of the Institute. Most importantly, the colleges & Institutes stands atop the Institute’s crest emphasising its other role of offering welcome and hospitality. The Colleges and Institutes has also come to symbolise the beginnings of important events in a young person’s life. So, for all these reasons, it is highly appropriate that the above training arms should be associated with this new initiative from the Institute.
If you would like to make a donation to the Colleges and Institutes, or support in any other way, please email your contact details to info@cihtm.org and we will be in touch.