Institute of Tourism (IoT)

About IoT

Institute of Tourism (IoT) is a post-secondary training academic and professional service provider in the development of the human resource capital in the field of tourism, hospitality, entrepreneurship and ICT industries.
The college is situated 4 kilometers from the city centre, and 14 kilometers from Zanzibar airport. Public and private transport is readily available at a reasonable cost.

Core Functions

IoT aimed to provide tourism educational programmes of quality service subsequently producing medium and higher management skills, as well as facilitating the opening up of academic pathways for those who would like to pursue further academic qualifications of higher calibre. IoT see Zanzibar tourism industry’s need and satisfaction and is responsible for providing the tourism industry with personnel trained to international standards.

Hence, IoT focus to the following objectives:

  • To disseminate skills to Zanzibaris and Tanzanians in general in order to enable them either to be employed in and outside Tanzania, employ themselves and ultimately employ others.
  •  To become a centre for higher training programs to produce qualified graduates in order fill the gaps in supervisory and managerial positions in the tourism industry
  • To transform IoT to become autonomous, entrepreneurial and facilitation institution in tourism training, SME support and hospitality in Zanzibar
  • To be a research centre for tourism development in Zanzibar and outside
  • To have a competence in undertaking consultancy works pertaining to tourism profession in Zanzibar
  • To provide competent human resource in the tourist hotels in and outside Zanzibar
  •  To advertise tourism nationally and internationally.

Programmes Offered

Undergraduate Programme

  • Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management and   Marketing   (BATMM)


  • Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (DHTM)
  • Diploma in Heritage Management & Tourism


  • Certificate in Front Office Operations)
  • Certificate in Housekeeping
  • Certificate in Food & Beverage Services
  • Certificate in Food Production and Pastry
  • Certificate in Food & Beverage Services
  • Certificate in Food Production and Pastry
  • Certificate in Tour Guiding (CTG)

Short Courses

The Zanzibar Institute of Tourism Development (IoT) is also running varieties of intensive short courses during the long vacations. Some of these courses are specially designed to accommodate young school leaver who has the desire to work in hospitality industry but they are not qualified to join full certificated courses offered in the Institute.

Other courses are designed as refresher courses for people who are working in service areas in order to impart them with the skills required to fit with the development of the service or tourism industry which is dynamic and fast growing vertical and horizontal.

All these courses are conducted English language and participants get a chance to visit public and private Tourism & Hospitality attractions and Agencies throughout the Zanzibar.

Outreach Programmes

Upon request, IoT conduct training need analysis, develops tailor-made training program to fit the gaps found during the analysis or the needs of the client and deliver various courses at the respective site.

Duration of the course is always varying as it depends upon the requirements of the client.

Contact Informations

The Director,
Institute of Tourism,
P.O. Box 169,
Tel: +255 (0)24 2230341

IoT Gallery

IoT Team

Dr. Alley Soud Nassor
IoT Director