The Institute Of Tourism And Hospitality South Africa (ITHSA)

The Chartered Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (ITH) is the southern African representative of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) in the UK.

The ITH accredits southern African training providers and supports them in rolling out the CTH’s UK-registered tourism and hospitality qualifications. We also handle student and assessment registration on the CTH’s behalf.

Our internationally recognised courses cover tourism, hospitality, culinary arts and leadership and range from short courses through to post-graduate level qualifications awarded by the CTH in the UK.

All courses are registered on the United Kingdom’s National Qualifications or Qualifications and Credit Frameworks. As these are British qualifications, they are not currently registered on the South African National Qualifications framework. Over 35 universities recognise these qualifications as being equivalent to degree-level studies.

What is the CTH?

Established in 1982, the CTH is a leading professional membership and awarding body in the UK. Its mission is to enhance careers in the tourism and hospitality industry all around the world. For more information, see


The CTH is endorsed by all kinds of important industry figures and brands. Some of these include:

University recognition

Over 35 international universities recognise the CTH’s qualifications as being equivalent to degree-level studies. If you have achieved one of the CTH’s Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas, you can enter the second or final year of a range of tourism and hospitality degree programmes respectively. Post-graduate Diploma graduates can enter the final stages of an MA or MSc.

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