For more than a century the Swiss Hotel Association (SHA) has set the standards in hotel management education for the rest of the world to follow.
Founded in 1882, the SHA is the official organisation of the hotel industry in Switzerland and in 1893 it opened the world’s first hotel training school – Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne - recognised as the best European style hotel management school. Today the SHA has more than 3000 members from a variety of hotels, hotel chains and restaurants. In 1992, the Swiss Hotel Association played a major role together with the South Australian Government, in the formation of ICHM.
It is only natural that a large number of hotel schools have been established, each placing a slightly different emphasis on various aspects of their courses.Aspiring hotel managers of today are advised to look closely at each course to ensure that their final choice is truly capable of delivering the professional education and training that they seek. ICHM was the first, and is currently the only SHA school outside of Europe. It is now also the only school approved to offer the SHA Bachelor of International Hotel Manaegment. It is the emphasis on contemporary relevance, close links with industry and academic strengths that sets the SHA schools apart.
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