Career oppotunities in Tourism and Hospitality

Selecting where to pursue undergraduate studies is one of the most significant choices one can make. Everyone at IFT understands the significance of that choice and we are committed to helping our new students to develop new intellectual and social skills in order to achieve success in their personal life and in their chosen career. Our reputation is based on four pillars: teaching excellence; strong ties to the tourism and hospitality industries in Macao and around the world; a learning environment with an international outlook; and top-quality, specialised facilities. IFT alumni can be found across Macao and around the world. They are building successful careers in key roles: many are hotel executives and tourism entrepreneurs; others have careers in academia. Above all, they are actively involved in their communities and in making a difference in other people’s lives. I am immensely proud of the fact that several IFT faculty members started out as students at our Institute. The respective futures of our new students are bright. Career opportunities in tourism and hospitality continue to expand. In tourism, the industry is growing worldwide and that translates into rewarding careers, particularly in Asia. In the People’s Republic of China, the development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will play a pivotal role in unlocking even greater tourism growth. At the Institute, the students will have the opportunity to learn, develop new skills and enhance their character in profound ways that more fully equip thetourism and hospitality for life after graduation. The quality of their experience at IFT – and their success – is of utmost importance to every staff member. Exciting times The 2018/19 student intake joins IFT at an exciting time. The faculty is preparing to launch its first master’s degree programme and work continues on our second educational hotel – this one to be located at the Taipa Campus. Nonetheless, our long-term goal is unchanged: to contribute further to promoting Macao as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, a strategy envisaged by the Macao SAR Government and the Central Government.