Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality

Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality
Abbreviation CTH
Formation 1982
Type Vocational qualification awarding body
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Tourism, hospitality and culinary training in the UK
Headquarters Marylebone
London, W1
Region served
UK, and overseas
Affiliations Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Website CTH

The Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH) is a qualification-awarding and membership body for the tourism, hospitality and culinary industry in the UK.[1][2][3]


CTH was established in 1982 as a specialist professional body in the UK to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality and tourism industries, and now has accredited colleges worldwide.[3]

It used to be called the Confederation of Tourism, Hotel and Catering Management (CTHCM), being based on Great Titchfield Street in London, close to the University of London. The name was changed on 18 June 2008.


It provides standards for training in the hospitality, tourism and culinary industries in the UK. Over 7000 people a year take their qualifications.


Its awards are regulated by Ofqual, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS), and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA).

CTH is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies. Its management qualifications are endorsed by over 25 British and international universities. CTH works with British Accreditation Council (BAC), British Council and Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) accredited colleges in the UK and Ireland and with its support, CTH expects centres to achieve suitable quality thresholds to enable effective training on its programmes.[3]


It is situated in Marylebone, between Wigmore Street and Oxford Street, close to James Street and Selfridge's near Bond Street tube station.

See also


  1. "Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH)". London School of Business & Finance. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  2. "Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality". West London College. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  3. 1 2 3 "Thames College Nugegoda introduces CTH Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management". Wijeya Newspapers Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 11, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
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