The Institute of Tourism Studies has announced that it had an increase of 53% applications for full-time programmes over last year’s new students’ intake.
The programmes with the highest increase in new applicants include the Certificate in Travel and Tourism, the Higher National Diploma in Tour Guiding, and the Bachelor in Culinary Arts which is offered in collaboration with the Institut Paul Bocuse in France.
Due to an overwhelming demand, the Institute will extend its applications deadline till the 31st August 2019. Prospective students may apply online at www.its.edu.mt.
ITS CEO, Mr Pierre Fenech stated, “We are very pleased with this increase in new students, who have chosen to entrust ITS to start or further their studies within the tourism and hospitality industry. We are positive that this will be a rewarding step, which will help our students to spread their wings onto a successful career, just like we have seen with past ITS students. We look forward in welcoming both current and prospective students on campus later on next month.”
The Hon. Minister for Tourism, Dr Konrad Mizzi said that the fact that the number of applications for courses at ITS have increased substantially is very encouraging. This is a clear signal that more and more students are being enticed by careers in the hospitality and tourism sector.
Dr Mizzi continued by saying that the ITS is preparing for this increased demand by offering new and innovative courses from Foundation level going up to Masters. This year the Institute has launched a Masters course in International Hospitality Management in collaboration with the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.