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.
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ESTD: 2002 AD
Rabibhawan, Kalimati, Kathmandu
Message from Mr. Sudhir Adhikari
Kathmandu Academy of Tourism and Hospitality (KATH) has designed course programmes for aspiring professionals in travel, tourism and hospitality management. The course programmes are designed in semester/credit system to suite time and budget following highest international standards.
Tourism is rapidly expanding industry worldwide. Tourism industry is now and is expected to remain a leading contributor to the world economy playing a significant role in helping nations to create new business, earn foreign exchange, create employment and foster global ties.
Tourism industry is not only growing at an extraordinary rate, but it is also changing. Some identified changes include economically sustainable development and ecotourism, the emergence of theme parks, convention facilities, new types of businesses, attractions and increased computerization particularly in the travel and accommodation sectors.
These changes mean that the industry needs people with advanced technical and managerial skills. The fast pace of growth in visitor arrivals globally and particularly in Asia and the Pacific region including Nepal has resulted in a shortage of staff with management skills required for the tourism firms and organizations to maintain competitive advantage.
Given the discretionary nature of tourism spending and competitive world market for tourist destinations, it is vital that the general level of management skills remain high in order to maximize the benefits from continued growth.
Choosing the right career can be a daunting task. I am sure, students must be facing a dilemma of whether one should take up a job after his/her studies or obtain professional training/education.
Good training/education today holds key to future success. To prepare for career, however, one needs enthusiasm and dedication. We treat each of our students as an individual and take care to ensure that the students time with us is successful and useful.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, I look forward to welcoming students at the academy.
Special discount will be offered to students from touristically potential remote areas within Nepal based on academic record at plus two level and their economic condition both in BTTS and MTS course programmes.
Exemption of 50 percent tuition fee to two students (one female and one male each) in BTTS programme and one student in MTS programme based on his/her excellence in academic performance in semester end examination and general conduct at the academy. Such exemption is for one semester only and subject to renewal based on continued excellence in academic performance and general conduct.