According to the Singapore Tourism Board, as of 2010, the city-state's tourism industry contributes 3 percent to its national GDP and generates more than $12 billion (Singapore dollars) in tourism receipts. Tourism has become an integral part in improving the quality of life for all Singaporeans, and the amount of tourism, hotel management and hospitality colleges and universities in the area shows the growth in international visitors. By 2015, quotes The Singapore International Hotel and Tourism College website, the hospitality and hotel industry should bring in 100,000 new jobs.

School D'Hospitality Pte Ltd, Singapore

A specialty school devoted to training and educating aspiring hotel managers and hospitality leaders, the School D'Hospitality (SD'H) offers higher-education programs. Students may enroll in certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or post-graduate diploma courses in hospitality management, casino, leisure and tourism studies.

The diploma in hospitality management provides students with an in-depth knowledge of front-end operations and back-end processes of the hospitality business through both classroom learning and hands-on job training through internships and externships. Hospitality management graduates may choose additional modules for dual-diploma awards to progress to pursue the advanced diploma in hospitality management or other bachelor degree programs. The diploma in hospitality management is a 10-month, full-time program.

School D'Hospitality Pte Ltd, Singapore 10 Anson Road

27-15 International Plaza

Singapore 079903 011+65-6506-1288

Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management

The Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management connects Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and the Nanyang Technological University's Nanyang Business School. The institute develops hospitality leaders, hotel managers and entrepreneurs specifically for the Asian hospitality and tourism industry. Some programs the institute offers include the Master of Management in Hospitality, a Ph.D. in hospitality management and the general managers program. Cornell University and Nanyang Technological University faculty members, industry executives and expert consultants teach all the institute's courses.

The Cornell Hotel School, as of 2010, has nearly 11,000 alumni who manage restaurants and hotels, theme parks and ballparks, casinos and cruise lines. The alumni network includes professionals in all areas of the industry. Annual MMH graduates will benefit from this web of knowledge and contacts.

Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management Nanyang Business School Nanyang Technological University S3-B1A-35 Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798 011+65-6316-8865

Shatec - The Singapore International Hotel and Tourism College

Shatec, The Singapore International Hotel and Tourism College--associated with the Singapore Hotel Association--accepts more than 600 full-time students annually. Established in1983, the private institution offers six programs, including a diploma in hotel management, tourism management and a higher diploma in hospitality management.

The school's Institute Of Lodging holds the hotel management programs. The Institute of Lodging prepares students with knowledge of lodging operations and management, primarily in areas like front office, housekeeping, security and property maintenance systems. The institute introduces growing trends in the hotel industry from luxury resorts and spas, to golf resorts, boutique and budget hotels. Shatec maintains partnerships with the Singapore Hotel Association ( and The Society of Golden Keys (

Shatec - The Singapore International Hotel and Tourism College 21 Bukit Batok Street 22 Singapore 659589 011+65-6415-3588

University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore William F Harrah College of Hotel

The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Singapore (UNLV), opened in 2006 on the centrally located Victoria street in downtown Victoria. The program offers the Executive Master of Hospitality Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration. The college also offers a hospitality management traineeship program that places students in hotels for internships or paid work positions for real-life hotel management and hospitality experience.

In partnership with SIT (Singapore Institute of Technology), UNLV Singapore also offers the Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration. Hospitality management students enjoy close interactions and relationships with faculty, students from other hospitality programs and industry professionals.

A ministry of education specialized institution, UNLV Singapore is the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' first International Campus.

University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore William F Harrah College of Hotel Administration, Singapore 100 Victoria Street National Library Building # 11-02 Singapore 188064 011+65-6332-9538

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