Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT)

Member Since 1984
Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT)


Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), established in 1995, is a public institution of higher education that falls under the governance of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, People’s Republic of China. It is the first tourism education institution certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Themis TedQual (Tourism Education Quality) system.

IFT offers degree and professional programmes in a wide range of tourism-related disciplines such as hospitality, tourism business, heritage, events, retail and marketing, leisure and entertainment, sports and recreation, creative and cultural studies, and culinary arts. IFT also delivers various programmes at the executive and postgraduate levels in partnership with leading tourism schools in the world. The Institute is entrusted by the local authorities to conduct policy level research related to tourism planning and development.

The mission of IFT is to become an international tertiary institution of choice for tourism and service industry studies. Not only for the benefits of Macao, but also for the Asia Pacific region, it will equip students with professional knowledge and technical competence in preparation for their future leadership responsibilities in the industry.



Institute for Tourism Studies
Colina de Mong-Ha, Macau, Macau SAR
Fax: 853/2852-1694
Office: 853/2856-1252
Office: (853) 2851 9058
Fax: (853) 2856 1252


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