Since 2009, tourism has been recognized as a strategic pillar industry in China. China was predicted as #1 in inbound tourism, and #4 in outbound tourism in the world by 2020. Tourism was booming in Asia and steadily growing in the world. It reflects a gradual and steady trend for people in different parts of the world to have intense interaction and integration.

The College of Tourism and Service Management (CTSM) at Nankai University (NKU) was formed in 2010 in view of the growing significance of the tourism industry to China, Asia and the world. The purpose of tourism education are the pursuit of knowledge and the development of human beings, and today it is known for offering a hospitality education emphasizes on experiential learning and industry researching, also with a tourism marketing and management in a global perspective.

CTSM is the merger of China Tourism Management Institute (administered by China National Tourism Administration) and Tourism Department of Nankai University. Since 1981, Nankai has been offering undergraduate education in Tourism Management, which is the 1st university in China and was entitled to award Master Degree in Tourism Management since 1991, Doctor Degree in Tourism Management since 2003, and Master of Tourism Administration Degree since 2010. Over 10,000 students graduated in the past 30 years. Thousands of them had madeenormous contributions to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry andachieved prominent and remarkable success in both academic and industry fields. Nowadays, CTSM is regarded as the leading school in tourism research and education in China.


Our Vision

The leading and innovative institute of research and education in tourism and service management.


Our Mission

To be the creator and spreader of professional knowledge.

To be the explorer and reformer of higher education.

To be the guider and cultivator of industry talent.


Our Partners

Industry Partners

CTSM has established strong network with companies in China for students’ internship and industry placement. Industry leaders are invited to give lectures to undergraduates and MTA students to broaden their perspectives. Participating companies include the following:

China CYTS Tours Holding Co., Ltd.

China Travel Service Head Office Co., Ltd.

CITIC Guoan Group Co., Ltd.

HNA Tourism Holding (Group) Co., Ltd.

China Comfort Travel Co., Ltd.

Dragon Trail Interactive

Gold Palm Co., Ltd. Shanghai

Integration Hotel Management Consultants Co., Ltd. Shanghai

TEDA Hotel Mananagement Co., Ltd.

Astor Luxury Collection Hotel Tianjin

China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd.

Academic Partners

International Communication is one of the spearheads of CTSM, as an essential component of the teaching and research processes, aimed to enhance international cooperation through exchange programs and joint-research programs. Participating universities include the following:

Purdue University, U.S.A.

Temple University, U.S.A.

University of Southern Carolina, U.S.A.

University of Central Florida, U.S.A.

University of Southern Florida, U.S.A.

University of Glasgow, U.K.

University of Balearic Islands, Spain

American Hotel and Lodging Association Education Institute, U.S.A.

Smith Travel Research Global, U.S.A.