The vision of Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) is to become globally recognised destination for tourism and hospitality studies, a higher education institute not only for the benefits of Macao, but also for the Asia Pacific region.


The mission of IFTM is to become a higher education institution of choice for tourism and service industry studies. Not only for the benefits of Macao, but also for the Asia Pacific region, it will equip students with professional knowledge and technical competence in preparation for their future leadership responsibilities in the industry. In order to fulfil the above mission, the Institute has the following three characteristics:

  • Unique Identity - The Institute operates independently, specialising in providing higher education and vocational training in tourism and hospitality management.
  • Integration - It blends the best of academic development and professional training.
  • Internationalization - It seeks mutually beneficial cooperation with similar institutions abroad, actively promoting academic and student exchange activities.


With the IFTM belief, all staff members work together to the realization of the vision. IFTM belief signifies the following:

  • Inspiration;
  • Forward-looking; and
  • Teamwork