The Institute of Tourism Studies Launches a New Course for Real Estate Agents

The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) has launched a new accredited award for real estate agents and consultants. The award, is open for those already working in the real estate industry and prospective agents and consultants who would like to improve their knowledge and skills through an accredited award. The award was developed by ITS following demand by real estate agencies to bridge an existing knowledge and skills gap when dealing with potential foreign real estate clients who are interested in buying property in Malta and Gozo. The award includes modules from the HND in Tour Guiding course and specific industry related module, Successful real estate selling skills.   

 

Official Launch of the International School of Diving Safety and Medicine (ISDSM)formed between The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) & Divers Alert Network (DAN) Europe.

Following a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding last year The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) and the Divers Alert Network (DAN) Europe Foundation have now signed an agreement that officially launched the International School of Diving Safety & Medicine (ISDSM) which will be operating under the Institute of Tourism Studies and based in the ITS Qala Campus in Gozo. This will be a premiere school that will make the Maltese Islands a hub for diving excellence worldwide. The agreement was signed during an event held at the Institute’s Campus in Qala, Gozo, in the presence of Dr Christian Zammit on behalf of Minister Refalo.

Signing of Agreement between the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) and the Online & Live Casino Academy (OLCA).

“The aim of this cooperation is to create a specialised workforce for the casino tourism market segment”

Minister for Tourism Edward Zammit Lewis and Minister for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy Emmanuel Malliapresided over the signing of agreement between the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) and the Online & Live Casino Academy (OLCA).

Launch of 'Recognition for Prior Learning'

“This initiative will make it possible for experienced workers within the tourism industry to obtain formal accredited qualifications”

During the launch of ‘Recognition for Prior Learning’ initiative at the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS), the Minister for Tourism Edward Zammit Lewis stated that a major critical factor to our current success in tourism are our human resources that deliver the range of products and services associated with this industry.

Il-President ta’ Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, bi zjara fl-Istitut għall-Istudji Turistiċi

Il-President ta’ Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, żaret l-Istitut għall-Istudji Turistiċi, fejn kienet milqugħa fost l-oħrajn mill-Ministru għat-Turiżmu. Il-President Coleiro Preca u l-Ministru Zammit Lewis żaru t-tħejjijiet u l-preparamenti ta’ ħelu tradizzjonali ta’ żmien il-Għid.
Din l-attitività hija mmirata għall-Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, u hija organizzata mill-istudenti u l-impjegati li jiffurmaw parti mill-programm Responsabbiltà Soċjali Korporattiva fi ħdan il-Kumitat t’Attivitajiet Soċjali fl-ITS.

Student Sponsors

Become a Student Sponsor

The Institute for Tourism Studies (ITS) and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) invite business organisations to submit their proposals for the sponsorship of ITS Students throughout their study programmes. These sponsorships are aimed at encouraging collaboration between the Institute and the Industry such that both can benefit from a rich human resource.

 

Through their sponsors students will gain hands-on experience directly from the local industry and develop skills that meet industry needs directly. Thus, businesses participating in the programme have the opportunity to shape the future of their own industry by ensuring that their future employees graduate from school having already learnt the skills they need and the ropes of the particular roles they will be employed in. 


Guidelines

  • A call by ITS for expression of interest has been issued for all businesses that wish to enter into this sponsorship scheme.  
  • Businesses who apply must indicate the number of students they are looking to sponsor in the various streams.
  •  Business participating in the scheme are expected to:
    1. Employ the student(s) with them on a part-time basis for the duration of the sponsorship.
    2. Enable the sponsored students to work with them during Christmas and Easter (and other school holidays).
    3. Provide the student with on-the job experience within their organisation during the student’s Local Industry Training Programme (LITP).
  • Participating businesses will also have the right of first refusal to select a partner organisation with which the student can have his foreign internship, as part of the student’s programme of study with ITS. 

Sponsored students will be bound to work with their sponsor for 2 years after the successful attainment of their Higher National Diploma (HND).

Following the call for expression of interest a special event will be organised at ITS whereby all companies participating in the scheme will be given the opportunity to speak to students, in the form of interviews. During these talks participating businesses will be entering into negotiation with the students personally. 

Business will thus also have the opportunity of deciding by how much the student should be sponsored. It is purely a Student to Business relationship. 

 

Download an application form from here.

ITS & MHRA Collaboration for Students Sponsorships

The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) have started a collaboration from which both the students and the industry will reap benefits. The collaboration was effectively launched yesterday at an event held at the Ministry For Tourism and address by Tourism Minister Dr Edward Zammit Lewis, MHRA President Tony Zahra and ITS Executive Director Pierre Fenech.

Through this collaboration, ITS Students will benefit from sponsorships by the local tourism and hospitality businesses, helping them from the very start of their studies to get essential hands-on experience in their chosen fields. At the same time, this same process will also ensure that tourism and hospitality industry has a choice of knowledgeable, experienced and well-trained professionals, who will themselves become the industry leaders in the future.  

The collaboration between ITS and MHRA has been planned such that already from the enrollment process, which will be held via an interview with the sponsoring businesses, through to the whole duration of the sponsorship, students embark on a learning journey hand in hand with the local industry and develop skills that meet industry's current and future demands directly.

 Memorandum of Understanding signed between ITS & MHRA, at Ministry for Tourism

At the signing event. Photo: DOI

 

The sponsorships, in fact, comprise more than a simple process of placements within the industry. Students will benefit not only from a sponsorship over and above their stipends but also from the possibility of working part-time with their sponsor while they further their studies. Moreover, ITS students sponsored by the participating businesses will also have peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have a job awaiting them immediately upon graduating from their Higher National Diploma.

Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said that, "this partnership is a guarantee that ITS will evolve in line with the industry's evolution, while at the same time it will support the industry as a professional institution that the industry can turn to for research and training in this sector."

The benefits from this collaboration between ITS and MHRA extend also to the participating business  who will now have the opportunity to shape the future of their industry by ensuring that their future employees graduate from school having already learnt the skills they need and the ropes of the particular roles they will be in. There is also a financial benefit for participating businesses, who through their investment in ITS students will enjoy a professional and experienced workforce that does not require extensive training from scratch, resulting thus in lower long-term training costs.

The collaboration between MHRA and ITS will ultimately ensure that more students become professionals in the tourism and hospitality sectors, thus addressing the short supply of talent that business face year in year out in their operations. This initiative offers also a better insight to students into what the tourism can offer them u helps students choose a career that is essential to the country.

 

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ITS ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION DATES AND INFORMATION SESSIONS

The Institute of Tourism Studies has announced that the registrations for the scholastic year 2015-2016 will open from the 27th July 2015 to the 7th August 2015.  The Institute will also be organising information session on the 30th July, 31st July and 3rd August 2015, where prospective students can learn more about their chosen programmes of studies and get support to choose the ideal path leading to their future career in tourism or hospitality.

The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) has revised its courses structure this year as reflected in the recently published prospectus. These changes are aimed bringing the study programmes offered by ITS further in line with the requirements of the industry.

ITS students will this year benefit from a more streamlined array of academic programmes, with curricula that have been engineered to create a fine balance between technical skills, academic rigour and practiced applications.

Moreover a new progression-system ensures that the study programmes offered are more student-focused, allowing students to progress from one level to the next, year after year, towards their chosen career.

The information sessions will be held at ITS in St. Julians, as follows: 

30th July 2015

 

9.30am

 

 

Foundation in Hospitality and Tourism

 

 

11.00am

 

Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Diploma in Travel and Tourism Operations

Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

 

 

 

12.30pm

 

Certificate in Rooms Division

Diploma in Rooms Division Operations

Higher National Diploma in Rooms Division Management

DAY 1: READ MORE HERE

31st July 2015

 

 

9.30am

 

Certificate in Evens and Leisure

Diploma in Events and Leisure Operations

Higher National Diploma in Events and Leisure Management

 

 

 

11.00am

 

Certificate in Food Preparations and Service

Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Operations

Higher National Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Management

 

 

 

12.30pm

 

Certificate in Food Preparation

Diploma in Food Preparation and Production Operations

Higher National Diploma in Food Preparation and Production Management

DAY 2: READ MORE HERE

3rd August 2015

 

10.00am

 

Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management

 

 

11.30am

 

 

Higher National Diploma in Tour Guiding.

DAY 3: READ MORE HERE

Application forms and a copy of the prospectus can be downloaded from this website:

Applications

Prospectus 2015-2016

Further information can also be obtained by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling +356 2379 3100/3111/3333.

Meanwhile, student support services at ITS are also available through the summer and the scholastic year, to help students benefit the most from their experience at the Institute.

 

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ITS ANNOUNCES LATE APPLICATIONS OPEN

The Institute of Tourism Studies has announced that it will be accepting late registrations for the scholastic year 2015-2016 between Monday 24th August 2015 and Friday 28th August 2015.  

Applications will be accepted in the following courses only:

 

  • Certificate in Rooms Division
  • Certificate in Events & Leisure
  • HND in Hospitality Management
  • HND in Tour Guiding

 

Students interested in applying for these courses are invited to submit their duly filled application forms in person to ITS Registrar.


Application forms and a copy of the prospectus can be downloaded from this website:

Applications

Prospectus 2015-2016

Further information can also be obtained by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling +356 2379 3100/3111/3333.

Meanwhile, student support services at ITS are also available through the summer and the scholastic year, to help students benefit the most from their experience at the Institute.

 

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The Institute of Tourism Studies launches Medical Tourism as a new module.

 

The Institute of Tourism Studies launches medical tourism in its new prospectus The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) has launched a new module in its 2015/2016 prospectus, medical tourism, to target the medical tourism niche market as part of its objective to embark on new areas of study to diversify the hospitality industry and to  prepare students for challenges that the industry will face in the near future.

 

The module is a new development niche, which will be offered as part of the diploma in travel and tourism operations. It will  provide course participants a general understanding of the medical tourism industry, and prepares and trains them in different aspects of medical tourism with respect to travel and tourism operations.

 

Commenting on this development Mr. Pierre Fenech – Executive Director of the Institute said “this falls in line with the strategy of ITS, which is that of being forward-looking to the developments within the tourism sector, and ready for what the industry is demanding.”

ITS - Malta (Main Campus)  
Bajja San Gorg  
San Giljan STJ 3300  
Malta - EU 

ITS - Gozo
Triq l-Isqof Buttigieg,
Qala QLA 1042, 
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