Tourism Industry is the main contributor towards the Gozitan economy. Being the economic pillar of the island, this industry can be more exploited to corroborate towards Gozo's potential as a high quality distinct destination. Every year Gozo's popularity increases, with the number of hospitality and tourism establishments increasing exponentially through the years.
It is therefore crucial for an island like Gozo to be equipped with trained and professional human resources in order to remain competitive in an ever evolving global touristic market. Tourism branches include not only gastronomy and hospitality, but also culture and agriculture, rural and agro-tourism. Religious tourism should also be given its importance in an island such as Gozo where churches and chapels are our religious heritage 'trademarks'. More recently also, Gozo is also experiencing a growing interest and demand for locations which became popular due to their appearance in films and television series.
The Institute of Tourism Studies in Qala, Gozo, is firmly committed to provide excellent educational structures guaranteeing best standards of service within the Hospitality and the other sections of the Tourism Industry.
The Institute of Tourism School offers a considerably wide range of full time and part time courses leading to qualifications required for the various careers within the Tourism Industry. Education will sure lead to service providers within the tourism industry with better knows how in order to satisfy tourists up to or even beyond their expectations. We can say that knowledge of the job is the gateway to a more satisfied employee. This, in turn, would bring more social appreciation to the career in tourism.
A career in tourism can be a rewarding experience for those who acquire the necessary skills through study and training. Studying at the Isntitute of Tourism in Gozo ensure that through theory and practice we facilitate the integration of Gozitan students to the workplace, thus helping students to find a career within the local hospitality industry.
The Institute of Tourism in Gozo aims to be a real tourism asset in Gozo.
Il-Menhir Restaurant is a Food and Beverage Service training restaurant operated by students and lecturers at our Gozo campus.
This restaurant has been named after the standing stone of Qala popularly known as menhir which is to be found just across the street from the ITS Hotel School. The objective of our restaurant is to provide instructional training to our young learners, to give ' good value for money ' and to entice the guest to select a bottle of wine from our selective wine list, in order to provide adequate practical opportunities and exposure to our students.
The sophisticated modern cuisine of our food production team is a perfect wine-friendly fare. Touches of French, Italian and Maltese cuisine are the foundation, as in the varied Hors d'Oeuvres. Main course dishes range from fish, shellfish, tenderloin of beef and pork, chicken, lamb and veal served with market fresh vegetables and potatoes. Our sommeliers will assist patrons in their choice of wine.