Welcome to City Unity College
Hospitality and Tourism Management Department
Dear Prospective Student
Alpine Center, the Swiss Business School for Hotel and Tourism Management Education in Greece, is pleased to announce that as part of its strategic plans it has transferred its programmes of study to City Unity College, Athens that operates under the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, (License No. 92790/IA). City Unity College is one of the most modern and dynamic colleges in Athens. It offers more than 40 modern disciplines in collaboration with internationally recognized universities abroad. This new partnership offers our students the opportunity to be part of a larger and richer university environment.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management programmes offered in Greece by City Unity College will be managed by the same senior management team, faculty and staff as before. The Palmyra Beach Hotel in Glyfada, also known as the “Greek Riviera” will continue to operate as the residence hall for students who wish to live in, as well as the location of all ‘laboratory’ training classes in the kitchen, restaurant, housekeeping and front office departments. City Unity College operates in 3 campus buildings located in the historic downtown area of Athens which also serves as the commercial center of the capital.
If you are considering a career in the hospitality and tourism industry, then congratulations, for you are choosing a career with on of the highest employability prospects throughout the world. The world economy is growing, and tourism continues to be one of the strongest vehicles in that growth, as it has usually been for about half a century! (ITB Report Berlin March 2012). According to the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, one billion tourists will be travelling in 2012! “This is key to creating jobs and stimulating the economy”. This “extraordinary number” will contribute to more employment opportunities, higher income possibilities and countless prospects for development.
From Shanghai and Beijing to Toronto and New York, Stockholm to Dubai, London to Beirut, Athens to Amman, Brussels to Kuwait, Wiesbaden to Melbourne, Zürich to Thessaloniki, Madrid to Miami, Johannesburg to Reykjavik, Helsinki to Hanoi, Moscow to Kiev, and all over Greece, our graduates are in management positions in leading hotels and enterprises and are constantly proving themselves to be knowledgeable and committed professionals.
Sybil Hofmann FIH
President, International Programmes