Tourism and Hospitality Studies

In Hong Kong, the ongoing transformation of the economy has reshaped the economic landscape. Specifically, the tourism and hospitality industry has assumed an increasingly vital role in the local economy. In response to this new socio-economic environment, the proposed Tourism and Hospitality Studies (THS) programme aims to equip students with a solid understanding of the industry. The profile of tourism and hospitality education, particularly at the tertiary level, has developed and matured. Consequently, the introduction of THS offers opportunities for senior secondary students with a strong interest in this field to further their studies.


Students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • The reasons why people travel and how the tourism and hospitality industry caters to travellers' needs.
  • The interdisciplinary and diverse nature of the tourism and hospitality industry, including tourist destinations, infrastructure, and superstructures.
  • Local and international tourism and hospitality trends and issues, and their social, economic, and environmental impact.
  • The major functional areas or sectors within the tourism and hospitality industry and the available career opportunities.


Students are expected to master the skills to:

  • Develop a range of specific and generic skills, including effective communication skills, customer service skills, information-processing skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
  • Apply appropriate skills in a wide range of tourism and hospitality industry and service-related situations.


Students are expected to cultivate positive values and attitudes that will enable them to:

  • Be willing to introduce local tourism resources to tourists.
  • Appreciate and respect the tourism resources of other places when they are tourists themselves.
  • Reflect on the role of tourist-host relationships and develop an appreciation of other cultures, customs, and beliefs.