Brief History

Previously known as the Ging Chung Business College, the Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism College (THTC) was founded on June 15, 1989. In the same year, the five departments of the day school-including the Finance, International Trade, Tourism, Business Administration, and Accounting and Statistics departments—first recruited day-school students.

In July 1995, THTC established a Night School Division, with enrollment open to students in the Department of Real Estate Management and the Department of Information Management. In 1997, the Division of Continuing and Extension Education was established.

In March 2001, the college’s fifth Board of Trustees was set up, and Professor Song-Lin Chai took over as Board Chairman. On Oct. 25 of the same year, the name of the college was changed from Ging Chung Business College to Taiwan Hospitality and Tourism College.

Six new departments were set up during the 2003 academic year, including the Department of Food and Beverage Management, Department of Hotel Management, Department of Travel Management, Department of Leisure Management, Department of Tourism Estate Management, and Department of International Tourism Business. The college how has a total of eight departments, including the original Department of Information Management and the Department of Applied Foreign Languages.

In April 2004, THTC held a public election to select the college’s new president. Professor Ming-Huei Lee was elected, and he formally took over as president on Aug. 1, 2004.

In the 2004 academic year, supported by the Board of Trustees, we applied to the Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) for its approval of our plan to develop and position THTC as a professional tourism-training institution. As part of this plan, we began to place our main emphasis on four departments, including the Department of Food and Beverage Management, Department of Hotel Management, Department of Travel Management, and Department of Leisure Management. Following the reorganization in 2004, the number of the newly recruited students increased as we expected, as compared to the number of students during the 2003 academic year.

After receiving the approval of the MOE, three new departments were set up during the 2005 academic year, including the Department of Chinese Culinary Arts, Department of Western Culinary Arts, and Department of Tourism-Five-Year Division. Today, we continue to spare no effort to make THTC a professional, vocational school devoted to cultivating professionals for the tourism profession in order to meet the needs of society, THTC students, and the college itself.

 Today, we continue to spare no effort to make THTC a professional, vocational school devoted to cultivating professionals for the tourism profession in order to meet the needs of society, THTC students, and the college itself.

Taiwan Hospitality & Tourism College
No.268, Zhongxing St., Shoufeng Township, Hualien County 974, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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