Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM) was established in 1972 AD by the Government of Nepal with the technical assistance of the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and International Labour Organization (ILO). The major aim of NATHM is to produce a skilled workforce required by the hospitality and tourism industry, NATHM previously known as HMTTC. Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management is located in Rabi Bhawan, Kalimati, Kathmandu, Nepal
Since its establishment, the Academy is playing a key role in developing the human resources for this industry with the aim of enhancing the level of quality in tourism and hospitality services in Nepal and around the world. It has been providing craft and supervisory levels of skill-oriented training to cater to the demands of this particular sector. This pioneer institution id renowned for generating qualified workforce for the ever-increasing demands of the Hospitality & Tourism Sector.
The NATHM is guided by the Board of Directors chaired by Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation including the representatives of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN), Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) Ministry of Finance, and National Planning Commission (NPC), Department of Labor and Employment Promotion. It also has strong support from government and donor agencies.
As the industry has grown rapidly over the past decades, the need for professionally trained higher-level manpower is needed day by day. The Academy in consultation with the industry has launched the three years Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM) Course from 1999 and three years Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM) Course from September 2003 in affiliation with Tribhuvan University to fulfill the needs of supervisory level manpower in hospitality and tourism industry. NATHM also offered Two Year TU affiliated Master of Hospitality Management (MHM) programs.