Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM) has a history of four decades services in Nepalese Tourism & Hotel Management Education. Established by the Government of Nepal 1972 with the technical assistance of UNDP/ILO with the aim to produce skilled workforce required by hospitality and tourism industry, NATHM was formerly known as HMTTC. Since its inception the Academy is playing a crucial role in developing the human resources for this industry with the aim of enhancing the level of quality in tourism and hospitality services. It has been providing craft and supervisory level of skill oriented training to cater to the demands from this particular sector. This pioneer institution id renowned for generating qualified workforce for the ever increasing demands of the Hospitality & Tourism Sector.
The Academy is guided by the Board of Directors chaired by Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation including the representatives of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), Ministry of Finance, Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) and National Planning Commission (NPC), Department of Labor and Employment Promotion. It also has a strong support from government and donor agencies.
As the industry has grown rapidly over the past decades, the need for professionally trained higher-level manpower is needed day by day. The Academy in consultation with the industry has launched the three years Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM) Course from 1999 and three years Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM) Course from September 2003 in affiliation with Tribhuvan University to fulfill the needs of supervisory level manpower in hospitality and tourism industry.
NATHM is proud to announce that it has produced more than 26,000 (basic, supervisory and managerial level) workforces for the tourism and hospitality industry. Different studies show that among the people trained here; approximately 90% are employed in their respective areas. In addition, Nepalese hospitality professional are highly demanded in global market. Products of NATHM are placed in the foreign hospitality industries mainly in Europe, America, Australia and Dubai. Therefore, it is the necessary of NATHM to increase its role in the competitive environment to meet the need of industry and education sector.