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School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
Sant Ignasi


According to the RESOLUTION SLT / 275/2021, of February 5th, which extends and modifies the public health measures to contain the epidemic outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the territory of Catalonia, in the field of university teaching activities, teaching has to be virtual, except practical activities and evaluations and also of the classes corresponding to the first course of studies of degree to which restricted face-to-face activity can be resumed. In the development of face-to-face activities, protection measures must be taken to the extreme, subject to the corresponding sector plan approved by the Steering Committee of the PROCICAT Action Plan.

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93% of 2016 graduates are currently employed.

HTSI also obtained a 7.1–a higher score than all other universities—in the quality of employment index.

HTSI is once again the tourism school with the highest average salary.

All about Job Insertion

Design the future of tourism with HTSI

Are you ready for the future? Do you want to be the innovative leader businesses and organizations in the tourism and hotel sector need? At the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi, we work to help our graduates achieve their goal: to design the future of tourism themselves.

Be a step ahead of changes in the sector, and drive innovation in 21st-century tourism.


Discover how to design the future of tourism with HTSI

Alumni success stories

Hear success stories of former students of the bachelor’s degree in tourism.

Find out why studying at HTSI gave their professional careers a boost and played a key role in their job experience.

Do you want to be the next to share your success story?

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HTSI’s guidance team is still working to provide information and advice on our bachelor’s and master’s degrees. There are several ways you can contact us; we’ll be happy to hear from you!

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According to prestigious university rankings, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) is the 2nd-best place to study tourism in Spain, and the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management is the best in Catalonia. Plus, in 2019 the Master’s Degree in Business Tourism and Events Management was named one of the 5 best in Spain.

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Using co-creation to improve tourist experiences—even during a pandemic

We interviewed Dr Ester Binkhorst, an HTSI professor and expert in co-creation. We discussed design, innovation and co-creating experiences. Let’s see what she had to say.

E. Pigem: “Enjoy every moment of your studies and learn from your experiences”

We spoke to HTSI alumnus Eva Pigem. She has broad international experience in managing luxury hotels, but the pandemic brought her home to Barcelona. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism (2014) and is currently benefitting from IMPETU, a program for women from the tourism sector who are unemployed because of the pandemic. This is her story.

HTSI offers Thai students a course on ecotourism

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi has launched the first edition of “Community Based Eco-Tourism”, an online course commissioned by Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) and attended by 21 students from Thailand.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism achieves more than 90% job insertion

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (URL) also obtained a 7.1–a higher score than all other universities—in the quality of employment index, or IQO. This index measures how appropriate jobs are to what students studied.

The Rise of Design Thinking in Meetings and Events

This report explains what design thinking is and why the international company IDEO developed the concept. It also presents case studies from IBM, CES, Freeman, Meeting Professionals International, C2 and IMEX.

Innovative design thinking methods: an activity for HTSI students

Albert Orellana, director of Revenue Management at Iberostar Mexico: “Studying at HTSI makes you stand out as a professional”

We spoke with Albert Orellana, HTSI alumnus and director of Revenue Management at Iberostar Mexico, about the School’s studies programs.

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