The School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality at Leeds Metropolitan University has become the first in the UK to be recognised by the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) as 'excellent'.

In 2010, the ITT recognised our tourism education provision, research, consultancy and publications as being 'excellent' and we became the first university in the UK to be recognised in this way. This Centre of Excellence status has now been endorsed for a further two years and, on this occasion, relates to all our provision within the School, making our School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality the only such school in the UK to be awarded this honour.

David Hind, Head of the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality, is currently developing a proposal for online learning courses with the ITT which will be designed by the industry for the industry and delivered by our School.