Kathmandu Academy of Tourism and Hospitality (KATH) has been established in March 2002 to fulfill the urgent need of trained human resource to the requirement of the rapidly emerging key sector of national economy “Tourism”. As its overall goal, the academy fully dedicates to maintaining excellence of knowledge and skills required to efficiently operate and manage both the private and public sectors of tourism. It possesses a pool of well-qualified and committed faculty members.KATH is the only educational institution in the country Nepal to offer postgraduate and graduate level courses in tourism management. The academy also conducts short duration tailor made training programs for both private & public sectors of tourism. Kathmandu Academy of Tourism and Hospitality has been established with a guiding maxim of “ Tourism for Prosperity and Peace”.
It has successfully conducted short term duration training courses in tourism and hospitality for Government of Nepal Department of Immigration, Tourism for Rural poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP), Austrian INGO Eco-Himal, National Examination Board, Nepal and Travel Trade Operators of Eastern, Western, Mid and Far-Western Regions of Nepal.
Moreover, the college received WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship for BTTS students and Gold Medal from Pasang Lhamu Mounteering Foundation for BTTS graduates for excellence in tourism studies.
In addition, it successfully conducted UN/MEDEP (Tourism based Micro Enterprise Development project) training in Baglung in August 2009 and in Surkhet in September 2009.
- To impart quality education and training to perform at basic, supervisory and management levels of travel and tourism operation and management through courses at Bachelor, Master and other higher levels.
- To cater to the need of qualified and well versed manpower to serve for the private and public sectors of tourism.
- To build career prospects of new generation at reasonable cost to serve in the rapidly emerging travel and tourism sector both nationally and internationally.
- To operate as the resource center for travel and tourism education training and research in the country.