It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the AMFORHT Annual World Forum. This event will be held in Girne American University, Milennium Park, Girne, North Cyprus, from 10 to 13 November 2011.

We are expecting a high volume of attendees from all over the world, gathering together some of the most prominent academics and professionals in the fields of Tourism and Hospitality. Experts from industry, education and administration will be eager to engage with the Forums major discussions on the elected topic of this year: "Alternative hospitality trends in new tourism strategy: Impact on education and human resources development ".

The Forum will offer:
- Official events, such as the opening ceremony, with addresses from prestigious international hospitality and tourism authorities
- Academic sessions led by panels of international tourism lecturers, qualified hotel professionals and other respected experts
- Business networking sessions providing participants with unique opportunities to create new projects and business links with other participants
- Time for social and tourist activities as Amforht Forums are also friendly events !

North Cyprus leisure location and weather conditions are at their best in November. So join us at this upcoming Forum and let's feel the pleasure and enjoy the privilege of the hospitality of GAU INTEB and AMFORHT on the "Island of Venus".

We do hope you will be able to join us and participate as actively as possible. Your experience and input will be of great value to all other attendees, and will help achieve the aim of this AMFORHT Forum: a concrete and humanist contribution to the best education and career development opportunities for the hospitality and tourism sector, in the world.

This Amforht Forum is one of the best meetings we have had in our Amforht life !

The context was difficult, but, together, we have succeeded in this challenge.

I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to you and to your Team for the great job they performed : general organization, logistic, technical quality, media presence and monitoring and, overall, the friendliness and availability of all your Team.

I would also like to mention the dedication of your students. Would you please convey my deep gratitude for their kindness and support they have given us permanently during this Forum.

Furthermore, I must express on behalf of the entire Board, my deep appreciation for the tremendous work done personally by Ismet and Emete, and thank you to tell them that I am very proud to now count them among the executives in our Organization. I am sure this position will benefit globally to GAU.

I would also like to express my admiration for the quality of educational services of the GAU, for its impressive size and its influence in Cyprus. I have been able to appreciate your facilities, your educational programs and your organization – this allows me to think that your University is with no doubt among the few leaders of our profession.

On this assurance I wish an excellent growth of the GAU, a peaceful future for you personally and for your great Team, and the insurance to see you now regularly with Ismet and Emete – to work, to philosophize … or to play music and sing !

The success of this Forum has provided all Amforht attendants a new inspiration, a new energy and a real strong desire to accelerate the growth of our Amforht for the benefice of the tourism of tomorrow in general and for the benefice of our Students in particular.

Please receive, Mr Chancellor, dear Serhat, my most sincere gratitude.

Thank you very much for your heartfelt words. We greatly benefited from your visit and have a new appreciation for what you have accomplished as AMFORTH and to hear your vision for the tourism industry. Ismet, Emete and I are energized about the future of our INTEB activities and what we might accomplish together with you and your very valuable board and members of AMFORHT.

GAU success relies heavily on the commitment of its members, students and graduates. Devotion such as Ismet and Emete allows us to be leaders in the field of Tourism & Travel education within our region. Now you have much more idea about North Cyprus and the difficulties that we experience. I would like to express my further appreciation for the extra amoun of time & effort you have on Cyprus conflict issue.

On behalf of GAU Board of Governors, INTEB & myself, we would like to thank you and express my appreciation for the very informative meeting of AMFORHT. I am very glad to hear success of 42nd forum and its being accepted as one of the most successful one by the members. I now have a better understanding and a great respect for your mission in France and want to assure you that we are at your service to support your activities and initiatives. I would like to underline that GAU Universal Campuses would be delighted to open our facility for any event that the AMFORHT is planning or for other use.

Thank you once again President Philippe
Hats off to you.
I wish you and your Board a very prosperous year.

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All applications must be submitted to GAU-INTEB at least 1 month before the start of each intake.

Documents required for the programme application

Completed GAU Application & Dormitory Forms;
High School Degree or equivalent recognized qualifications; translated into English or Turkish
Bachelor Degree Cerfiticate copy (for Master applicants only);
Evidence of English competence TOEFL, IELTS,
(if avaliable, if not then the students will be tested upon arrival); and be requires to reachh the necessary level
3 Reference Letters
Main page of Passport Photocopy (including photo);
Bank Reference Letter;
Copies of all other relevant academic certificates;
Health report form a Government Hospital in their town or city;
Certificate Programmes:

20 Different Modules in the subjects of

  • Food & Beverage, Hotel Operations, Culinary and Wine & Butlering
  • 1 Year Professional Diploma:
  • Modules in Hotel Operations, Marketing and Sales in Hospitality,
  • Human Resources in Hotel Operations and International Hotel Management.
  • Undergraduate Degree:
  • BSc. in Tourism and Hospitality Management, 4 Years and 120 credit hours.
  • Bachelors in Gaming and Leisure Management, 4 Years and 144 credit hours.
  • Masters Degree:
  • MSc in International Hotel Management, 1.5 years and 36 credit hours.

GAU-INTEB Programmes are designed to provide highly trained employees and leaders to the next generation of global hospitality industry.

GAU offers a variety of academic options, internationally respected faculty, and outstanding facilities at its GAU USA, GAU UK, GAU Singapore and GAU CY campuses.

The most dynamic and diverse tourism education are offered at the Global Campuses of GAU

GAU-INTEB Programme places a strong emphasis on combining classroom study focusing on real industry cases and practical work experiences to prepare students for their career

GAU-INTEB is the part of UNWTO TEDQUAL, AMFORHT, EURODHIP, Institute of Hospitality (UK), and is accredited by Higher Educational Institution in Turkey and in North Cyprus.

Main campus of GAU-INTEB is located in the North Cyprus which is one of the best tourism hubs in its region. This unspoiled Mediterrenean island is famous for its untouched natural beauty and rich historical heritage.

Girne (Kyrenia), where the main campus of GAU-INTEB is located, is the main tourist attraction of the Northern part of the island and it is a living laboratory of the tourism field, offering opportunities in all facets of this dynamic, competitive industry.

GAU-INTEB Programmes offers internships and employment opportunities to students.
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