Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI), Gambia Hotel School The Institution was first established as The Gambia Hotel School (GHS) with support from the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the World Bank, between 1979 and 1981. It opened in 1981 to offer training for new entrants to the industry in four disciplines: Bar & Restaurant Service, Housekeeping & Laundry, Front Office & Reception and Cookery & Pastry.

In 2009 the Hotel School started a new stage in its development through a great investment in Buildings, Equipment and Technical Assistance at the highest level of the world industry. The institute is organized in two faculties, one focused on Hospitality related areas, Gambia Hotel School, and the other is centered in the activities related to Tourism named Gambia School of Tourism.


This effort was made with the help of the Spanish Agency of Cooperation and Development and the World Bank under the strategic impulse of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of The Gambia.

Our Philosophy


Providing the requisite training to meet the human resources requirements of the tourism and hospitality sector, notably in junior, middle and senior level positions with a business acumen that allows it to supplement the financial support rendered by government through funds generated by its various services.

Who We Are

We are leading institute with the required to resources and the facilities in the sub region to create professionals and managers with required skills and knowledge to efficiently and effectively  run hotels, cruise-ships,  restaurants and resorts, giving their customers an excellent but unforgettable experience in norms with international acceptable service standards.