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Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI), 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 centred on 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.

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Director General

Momodou Singhateh

Director's Message

With more than 40 years of hospitality training experience, GTHI provides its students with a unique training opportunity to pursue a career in the tourism and hospitality related discipline. Whether you plan to move on to the cruise ships, restaurants, hotels, tourism and hospitality related fields, GTHI will encourage and help you to strive for your best to achieve excellence in your career.

We will give you the knowledge and skills you truly require to excel. We have highly motivated, qualified and experienced teachers, with the right skills and knowledge to help you achieve your academic dreams. Our philosophy is service excellence.

Start your journey towards a rewarding tourism and hospitality career. Our learning environment is equipped with state of the art facilities, and, materials required to receive high-quality training in various disciplines of the industry


GTHI is conducive, friendly, and comfortable for both teachers and students

Vision & Values

  • Be Kind

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

  • Work Hard

  • Have Fun

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” GTHI is blessed to have these distinguished public servants and academicians as the institute's board chairman   

Prof. Muhammadou M.O. Kah



University of The Gambia

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2013 - 2017

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Professor Pierre Gomez

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

University of The Gambia

2017 - 2021

Dr. Momodou Mustapha Fanneh


Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration

University of The Gambia

2021 - To Date


Kanifing South 
P.O. Box 818,  Banjul

The Gambia
Tel: +220-439-2264

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