Tourism, Travel, Hotel, Hospitality Management courses in Sri Lanka

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Tourism, Travel and hospitality is one of Sri Lanka’s leading foreign income earning sectors, and encompasses a huge range of businesses and jobs. With the dawn of peace in Sri Lanka hospitality industry has shown a steady growth which is a promising factor for tourism.

Hospitality courses range from broader subjects such as hotel and restaurant management – where you’ll learn general business skills – to specialized topics such as baking and preparing food.

Travel and tourism courses include practical subjects such as tourism management, or a more theoretical approach such as tourism studies. You can also learn skills such as travel agency management and airport operations. This is an ideal way to combine travel, business and customer relations.

Jobs in hospitality include waiters, restaurant managers, hotel management and hotel staff, tour guides, travel guides, resort workers, and operational staff in any type of leisure or travel related industry.

The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) (former Hotel School)

The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) is the only Government approved premier Institute in Sri Lanka, established in 1964 to train young men and women in the field of Hospitality and Travel Industry, and is managed by Sri Lanka Tourism Board under the Ministry of Economic Development. In order to facilitate students island-wide, provincial schools have been set up in Anuradhapura, Bandarawela, Pallekelle, Koggala, and Ratnapura.

This Institute provides a sound professional training to cater for the fast developing needs of the local and international hotel and tourism industries with the best trained and most highly motivated management professionals.
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Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management @SLIIT

The Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management (CAHM), is a joint venture between William Angliss Institute & SLIIT. They are a dedicated centre for hospitality, culinary arts, and tourism studies. William Angliss has a history of over 70 years and in Melbourne campus.

Their training facilities include the largest kitchen in the country, model accommodation suites and state of the art computer and practical space, including a functioning in-house restaurant Our courses are designed with industry needs in mind and work to ensure that our graduates are ‘industry job ready’ from the day they graduate.

The Institute’s main campus is located in Malabe inside the SLIIT campus and just 20 minutes from the commercial capital of Colombo. Malabe is becoming Sri Lanka’s largest educational hub with several universities and colleges ready to set up in the area.

Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management @SLIIT,
New Kandy Road, Malabe
Hotline: +9477 880 0368 , +9477 007 0109 , +9477 926 4632
Telephone: +9411 240 7780-2

Certificate in Tourism and Hotel Operations  @ Open University

This will provide to train students at basic levels in the fast developing tourism and hotel industry. Schools leavers who are interested in a career in the Tourism and Hotel Industry and others who are already employed in the industry to improve their skills.
This is a short course with lecturers on Sundays for 30 hours followed by 3 weeks of ‘on the job training’ in approved hotels, guest houses, restaurants, airlines or travel agencies.

Diploma in Travel & Tourism Economics and Hotel Management (DTTEHM)

A multi-disciplinary diploma designed to meet the increasing demand for multi-skilled travel and tourism professionals who are able to take responsibility for a wide range of complex industry processes by improving their knowledge through an interactive and application-oriented approach to face the challenges of the dynamic industry. The diploma provides practical and analytical competence in socio-economic, ecological, marketing, managerial, accounting, information technological and legal aspects of travel and tourism industry. The course targets those who are already engaged in the travel and tourism fields at different professional levels and also those who aspire careers in the industry.
Duration: One-year
Offerd by University of Colombo

Other Diploma and Certificate Courses

Diploma in Hotel Management @ Swiss Lanka Hotel School

This is a one year Diploma, which consists of 4 months of training at Swiss Lanka and a further 8 months of Industrial Training in a hotel. The Training at Swiss Lanka consists of in-depth theory and practical sessions in all 4 major departments of the hospitality industry.

All courses run the city & guilds European curriculum enabling the student’s to sit for the London certification.

Swiss Lanka Hotel School
(+94) 112 68 95 55

Diploma and Foundation Courses @ International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel

The International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel range cof courses for those interested in taking up careers in the Hospitality Industry. Students may enter with Ordinary Level and / or Advanced Level qualifications and embark on exciting careers in Sri Lanka or overseas. The curricular contains both Theory and Practical.  The certificates issued from The International Hotel School are recognized the world over. The International Hotel School has spacious class rooms, a spacious library, a well equipped Kitchen and facilities for Food and Beverage Services. Students will also have the opportunity to make educational visits and participate in social and environmental protection programs. The International Hotel School has an Alumni of more than 700 students currently working locally and internationally at all Managerial levels.

Contact International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel

Telephone –        0112761451 or 0113171177
Mobile       –        077775144, 0773095612 or 0770561587
Email          – or

Colombo International Hotel School

Colombo International Hotel School has spent over 15 years preparing thousands of students from all over the world for employment and leadership positions in the hospitality industry. They offer courses in Hotel Management, International Cookery, Pastry & Bakery, Food & Beverage, Hotel Housekeeping, Hospitality English, DynEd English and Reception.
Colombo International Hotel School
No: 36B,Shurbbery Garden,
Colombo 04,Sri Lanka.

Tel : +94 11 2592155, +94 11 5734478
Mob : +94 77 1600602, +94 72 5261101
Fax : +94 11 5734479
Email :
Web :

Diploma in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management @ Esoft
Six month programme covering a combination of units covered at the certificate level, including additional topics. This programme is a stepping stone for those progressing to a higher national programme, and would be aimed at supervisory level employees.

National Youth Corps Hotel Course
Training in Rooms and Food & Bevarages for Hotels is offered as a part of Vocational Training in 11 NYC centers for students following the Personality Development Course for students who show an interest in the Tourist industry.

Asia Lanka Hotel School
Asia International Hotel School started in 1984 as a Vocational Training Centre. After some time they started hotel management courses targeting unemployed youth. The The Asia International Hotel School is a private hotel school for hospitality and Culinary Arts education. They provide certificates and associate degree courses as well as Degree pathway.
Address: No 215, High Level Road, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka



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