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About the Institute of Tourism Studies

Established in 1987, the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) is Malta's main educational institution for hospitality and tourism. Offering a wide range of study programmes from Foundation to Master's Degree level, ITS provides students with both theoretical and practical education in specialised labs and kitchens.

As an affiliated partner with top international universities, including the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, ITS offers a comprehensive learning experience. In addition to academic studies, ITS provides opportunities for students to pursue further training and specialisations, equipping them with a competitive edge in the industry.

Why the Institute of Tourism Studies

The Institute of Tourism Studies provides hands-on experience and individual attention to students through smaller classes, with high employment rates even before graduation. ITS has strong industry relationships, offering internationally recognised qualifications, and education beyond the classroom through training restaurants and internships.

Graduates in 10 Years
25 %
International Students
27.1 %
Tourism GDP Contribution
93 %
Employability Rate
A message from our alumni


We are proud to share some testimonials from our esteemed alumni who have achieved success in their careers. Hear directly from those who have benefited from our study programmes and discover the impact that ITS can have on your own journey. Join our community today and become part of our legacy of excellence.

The ITS Training School

At ITS, we understand the importance of continuous professional development. Through our Training School, we offer industry-focused training programmes designed to upskill and reskill professionals already working in the tourism and hospitality sector. These programmes can be tailored to meet the specific needs of companies, ensuring that industry professionals can stay updated and adapt to the evolving demands of the industry.

For industry professionals and enthusiasts seeking to expand their knowledge, our ITS Training School also offers a wide range of Scheduled Courses throughout the year. With over 60 courses available annually, individuals have ample opportunities to explore various fields and deepen their expertise. Our commitment to continuous learning underscores our dedication to supporting the growth and development of individuals within the tourism and hospitality industry.

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