Register as a member of the CTH

Membership of a professional body like the CTH shows that you take your career development seriously and have an internationally recognised programme.  It makes you more attractive to employers and if you have achieved one of our programmes and your membership is current, you can put the designation letters that match it in front of your name.

If you study the Level 4 Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management or a higher level programme, you must register with the CTH as a student member. CTH graduates can apply for associate and professional memberships. ITHSA handles all registrations for CTH on behalf of all Southern African students

Student Members

When you register to study a CTH course through the ITHSA:

  • You will be registered as a student with the ITHSA for the year.
  • If you are studying towards the Level 4 Programme, or a higher qualification, you will automatically be registered for student membership fo the CTH in the UK for the year and are eligible for member benefits.
  • Once you achieve a CTH qualification, you can upgrade your student membership and relfect a designation.
  • These memberships give you access to a whole range of benefits with the CTH in the UK.

Graduate Members

Once you’ve finished your qualification:

  • You will receive a qualification certificate from the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality in the UK.
  • You will also have the opportunity to accept membership of the CTH and receive their membership designations and benefits. Once you have graduated, you can simply pay a small membership fee annually to keep it current.  This gives you loads of benefits.
  • For as long as your membership is valid, you can put your CTH designation after your name.
Membership LevelQualification / ExperienceDesignation
Student MemberCTH Level 4 achieved and studying furtherNone
Professional MemberCTH Level 6 qualification and above, OR
CTH qualification below Level 6 AND at least three years’ industry experience, OR
Non-CTH graduates with at least five years of relevant managerial work experience
FellowAwarded at the discretion of the CTH to those who have made a significant contribution to the industry or notable contributions to the CTHFCTH
  • Benefits

  • Gain global recognition as an industry professional

    Place those letters after your name to show you are a trained practitioner in your field.

  • Get access to training courses

    Training to keep you on top of your game.

  • Get access to CTH’s e-library

    Have over 200 industry-specific electronic textbooks; past exam papers with model answers; and other academic information via the CTH’s e-library.

  • Have access to the CTH job portal for FREE

    View and apply for the latest part time and full time vancancies from our partners and members.

  • Keep in touch

    Keep up to date with latest tech and social developments in the fast moving world of travel, tourism and hospitality with the CTH Link newsletter and website.

  • Access to Downloads

    Download the latest industry information, statistics, articles and journals.

  • Join the industry network

    Network with others in the industry via a range of get-togethers – and online.

  • Be part of knowledge and skills sharing

    Share your knowledge and skills with others via an online forum.

  • FREE access to the CTH’s Resources Website

    Have access to the latest industry news, CTH newsleters, textbooks, a job portal, and more.

Membership Fees
Membership TypeFee
Annual student membership fee (mandatory for level 4 and above)R 680.00
Annual subscription to retain CTH membership with designationR 800.00