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HTMi Certified Training Centre Expands in China

Since its launch in October, we have now opened another centre and we will open more during 2019.

Starting with 50, we have now enrolled over 200 family members and expect to reach a target of 500 enrolments by end of 2019. These Swisstouches Family members will be following HTMi certified professional hospitality courses jointly awarded by HTMi and Swisstouches.


HTMi (Singapore) Launches “Become a Global Hotelier Programme”

Amazing value for money Swiss Hospitality education and a journey around the world, supported by HTMi Career Centres globally.

Students of this programme start studying Swiss Hospitality management education in Asia, most modern and thriving hospitality hub, Amazing Singapore, in HTMi’s beautiful modern city campus a few minutes from the world-famous Orchard Road. Students will get the Swiss hospitality education, training, and career experience opportunities internationally or in Singapore. On successful completion of HTMi (Singapore) Diploma or Advanced Diploma, students can transfer to HTMi Switzerland.

Students with advanced diploma will enter HTMi Switzerland, a leading hotel management institute in the world located in our beautiful UNESCO biosphere, with advanced standing ready to complete their Bachelor Degree, and a Swiss internship, before joining our leading international placement service, and supported by membership of our lifelong Hosco platform linking students to 45000 + employers for a lifetime.

The Global Hotelier pathway continues into career start opportunities to USA, Middle East, or to South East Asia through our network of leading global hospitality employers, including our sister brand Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts.

To enrol in this wonderful, amazing value opportunity, connect with us at


Marriott International Asia Pacific visit to HTMi (Singapore)

On 15th October 2019 senior members of Marriott Asia Pacific visited Hotel & Tourism Management Students at HTMi (Singapore) to present the excellent career opportunities that are currently available.

Marriott has been a global success for some nine decades now with 30 brands, over 7000 properties, and with more in pipeline development. The Marriott name is easily recognizable across 131 countries and with an annual turnover in excess of $20 billion USD, it is easy to understand why the Brand works so hard on customer retention and therefore selecting, training and continuous development of their staff is a core principle across all levels.

Visiting HTMi (Singapore) was Ms. Matilda Chen (Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning Manager) and Ms. Yvonne Zhou (Human Resources Officer) to conduct a live, multi-campus virtual career counseling session from Singapore to Switzerland, Dubai, and Mauritius. All students were briefed by Matilda and Yvonne about the various career opportunities they have available to them in the Asia-Pacific region, for an exciting path to begin their career in the hospitality & tourism industry, including The Voyage Global Leadership Development Program.

Students in HTMi (Singapore) enjoyed participating in the Marriott quiz to show their knowledge about the hospitality and tourism giant. From all of us in HTMi (Singapore), thank you Miss Matilda and Miss Yvonne for your inspiring visit, and we look forward to seeing you in various parts of the world again very soon!


News Release – HTMi Switzerland Announces Team for EMCup 2020

HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland is proud to announce its new team for the EMCUp 2020 in Maastricht, Netherlands. Congratulations to Martina Leep, Hungary, Renee de Bruyn, the Netherlands, Rakiya Akimalieva, Kazakhstan, Adnan Kulenovic, Croatia and Dan Minh, Czech Republic. The team name is Inside-out and their motto is: “Start From Within”. This will be HTMi’s fourth time at the competition.

The EMCup is the annual competition amongst forty of the best European Hotel Management Schools and offers students the chance to make a difference with their visions and ideas. The theme for next year’s competition is “Battle of the Brands – Will Hotel Chains Survive, in the Battle for Guest Loyalty? Our team is very busy at work to meet all the deadlines of the many challenges for the competition such as writing an academic research paper, sales pitch, debates and creating and maintaining social media channels, amongst others.

In 2019 HTMi Switzerland came in sixth place, overall and number one in Switzerland and we hope to better that position in Europe in 2020 under the leadership and guidance of coaches Anthony Lack and Tudor Campan. We wish the team the very best of luck and success in 2020.

Anthony Lack, HTMi Head of Events Education and Planning, November 2019


HTMi Switzerland’s KazAlliance Acting President Promoting Cultural Integration

HTMi Switzerland’s student Alisher Tursyn currently completing his PGD in International Hotel and Tourism Management is the acting president of the “KazAlliance” (Alliance of Kazakhstan’s People Abroad). The alliance’s purpose is to unite all Kazakh people abroad and have members representing Kazakhstan in more than 20 countries (Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Mongolia, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, Finland, Belgium, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Turkey).

In his spare time, Alisher has been invited on behalf of the KazAlliance to attend the international conference on human rights at the United Nations in Geneva on 11th September 2019. Then on the 16th October 2019 Alisher arranged a meeting with His Excellency Ambassador Alibek Bakayev at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Swiss Confederation in Bern.

On 26th October 2019, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Alisher organized a meeting with Ambassador Alibek Bakayev in Zürich, where Kazakhstanis in Switzerland had the opportunity to discuss about cultural and sporting events in Switzerland.

HTMi is proud of our active and amazing students in promoting cultural integration internationally.

Anthony Lack, HTMi Head of Events Education and Planning, November 2019

Пресс-релиз – исполняющий обязанности президента HTMi в Швейцарии, КазАльянс, содействующий культурной интеграции.

Студент HTMi Switzerland Алишер Турсын, в настоящее время заканчивающий PGD в International Hotel and Tourism Management, является исполняющим обязанности президента “KazAlliance” (Альянс народа за рубежом). Цель альянса – объединить всех казахстанцев за рубежом и иметь представителей Казахстана в более чем 20 странах мира: Япония, Корея, Сингапур, Малайзия, Китай, Монголия, Израиль, Италия, Швейцария, Польша, Россия, Финляндия, Бельгия, Великобритания, США, Канада, Чехия, Объединенные Арабские Эмираты, Германия, Турция.

В свое свободное время Алишер был приглашен от имени “КазАльянса” для участия в международной конференции по правам человека в Организации Объединенных Наций в Женеве 11 сентября 2019 года. Затем 16 октября 2019 года Алишер организовал встречу с Его Превосходительством послом Алибеком Бакаевым в посольстве Республики Казахстан Швейцарской Конфедерации в Берне.

26 октября 2019 года при поддержке Посольства Республики Казахстан Алишер организовал встречу с послом Алибеком Бакаевым в Цюрихе, где казахстанцы имели возможность обсудить культурные и спортивные мероприятия в Швейцарии.

HTMi гордится нашими активными и удивительными студентами в продвижении культурной интеграции на международном уровне.

Энтони Лак, HTMi, руководитель отдела обучения и планирования мероприятий, ноябрь 2019 г.


HTMi Expands Education Collaborations in Taiwan

Following the great success of the Swiss Education Fair, Taiwan held at the W Hotel Taipei on 19th October 2019, HTMi Swiss hospitality school signed an MOU to support the internationalisation in Taiwan education, and the hospitality industry sector.

Pictured is HTMi CEO, Mr Ian Larmour with Deputy Mayor Linghu (in the middle) and Director-General Yang of Education bureau ( on the right), Taichung City government.

Following this, HTMi Switzerland representatives Ian Larmour, Andy Kurfurst, and Taiwan Representatives Michelle Shih and Jennifer Kuo toured Taiwan signing multiple MOUs with leading schools, culinary arts exchanges. Finally, they returned to the W hotel to take part in a Swiss- Taiwan hospitality and tourism exchange forum.

Various media release links are listed below.

China time news coverage reference link:

EBC TV News Youtube:

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指傳媒∕台灣上課拿外國文憑 中市教育局與國際名校簽MOU



台灣好新聞∕拿外國文憑不用出國 中市與國際名校簽MOU推雲端英語學堂


台中日報∕台灣上課拿外國文憑! 教育局與國際名校簽MOU


Mr Larmour speech at VIP event for future Business strategy
Meeting President of CHU discuss further partnership strategy
Demo at partnership school
HTMi Taiwan alumni help Chef Andy Demo
Chef Andy Demo at Partnership school
Chef Andy Demo at Partnership school in Taiwan
Chef Andy Demo at Partnership school in Taiwan

HTMi Switzerland Supports Embassy of the Czech Republic at National Day Celebration

HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland congratulates the Embassy of the Czech Republic on the Czech National Day Celebration. HTMi is more than proud to have our students once again supporting the Czech National Day Event on Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, which was organized for more than 90 highly important diplomats and representatives from the many foreign embassies in Switzerland.

Throughout the event, our excellent students demonstrated a high standard and excellent hospitality professionalism surpassing the satisfaction of the guests and organizers, leading to the impressive success of the event. Lastly, our HTMi students are very thankful to the Embassy of the Czech Republic by providing them this honoured privilege to participate in such a highly regarded event. HTMi Switzerland is very proud of its long and rewarding partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in supporting many of their events each year and also thank our students for their consistent support, hard work and highest work ethics and standards.

Anthony Lack, HTMi Head of Events Education and Planning, October 2019


Mr. Baizhanov accomplished his tasks with high motivation

Mr. Kudaibergen Baizhanov, F&B Trainee at Le Grand Bellevue Hotel Gstaad

We have known and appreciated Mr. Baizhanov as a hardworking and disciplined employee. He accomplished his tasks with high motivation and calmly. He always carried out his tasks in a reliable manner and always to our satisfaction. We are grateful for his quality of work he has accomplished within Le Grand Bellevue and wish him all the best for both his personal and professional future.


Enjoy the magical International Gala Evening

Following our HTMi culture of “Lead don’t follow, create don’t copy”, the Higher Diploma students together with the HTMi Centre for Events Management Training Switzerland are excited to announce the theme of the next International Gala Evening.

The International Gala Evening is one of the most important events organised at HTMi and as part of their course the students are required to plan, manage and execute a banqueting and entertainment event for external guests and HTMi partners. Guests from international embassies, partners and local community are invited to join an unforgettable evening which will take place on 29th of November 2019. The theme of the 26th edition of the International Gala Event is “Lost in Space”, and guests can expect to enjoy a magical and spectacular evening with planets, stars and astronauts.

Linked to this event is our request to make a difference in someone’s life by contributing to diverse charity activities. All charity initiative earnings will be donated to the chosen charity organisation: UNICEF For Every Child.


Appointment: Linda Quinn, Academic Manager

Following a very successful round of re-accreditations, and the most successful ever results for the University of Ulster BSc, we are delighted to announce the promotion of Linda Quinn to Academic Manager, HTMi Switzerland.

Linda has very strong experience in quality assurance roles, and we are looking forward to the imminent upgrade of all quality systems at HTMi Switzerland.

More senior academic appointments will be announced in due course.

Ian Larmour, CEO

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