HTMi Partnership Institute in Bahrain , the Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail (BIHR), held its graduation ceremony in April this year at the Crowne Plaza Convention Centre for students who secured the Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management awarded by HTMi Switzerland. The partnership between HTMi and BIHR began in 2013 with the first intake of students joining the programme in October 2014. The Bahraini graduates successfully completed the 24-month programme including a training period. Mr Charles Hains, the Academic Director of HTMi Switzerland was invited to present the Diplomas to the graduating students. Part of the visit by Mr Hains also included the HTMi QA reporting of the BIHR operation including an opportunity to see the construction of the fantastic new training kitchens and restaurants on the BIHR campus due to open in August 2017. The partnership goes from strength to strength.