Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies

Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies

You know that Tourism is one of the world’s largest and most resilient industries. You know that a successful tourism and hospitality experience depends on highly trained, expert staff and managers and you see yourself in a leadership role in this exciting industry. At the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies our teaching staff combine their extensive industry experience and our rich links with employers in the locality to create the best learning experience, in theory and practice.

We’re proud of our state-of-the-art dedicated Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure studies building, boasting some of the best facilities in the country. We’re proud of our links to local tourism opportunities and our speciality and niche courses. We’re proud that our graduates are represented at every level of the industry at home and abroad. Our Honours-level degree also qualifies for a place in a Postgraduate Diploma of Education programme. Take a closer look at the many options the Department has to offer you in an industry where career opportunities abound.


Contact Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies

Head of Department
Dr. Anthony Johnston

Email: ajohnston@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 647 1894

Building: HTL

Department Secretary
Georgina Hogan

Email: ghogan@ait.ie

Telephone: (090) 6471871

Building: HTL

Faculty of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies News

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16 Feb

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French Ambassador and Delegation from Universities in France visit AIT

02 Feb

On Monday 30th January, the French Ambassador H.E. Mr Jean Pierre Thébault, a delegation…

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“Can’t wait to get to Ireland and experience this competition!!” –  Sally Pearson Olympic & World Championship gold medallist headlining at National Athletics Event

30 Jan

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Sally Pearson is one of Australia’s greatest Olympians and one of the…

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Ceara Pearson receives the AIT Scholarship of Excellence at Awards Ceremony

26 Jan

AIT celebrated one of their 1st year students, Ceara Pearson who was awarded the…

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AIT proudly launches the JL Goor Polymer Engineering Scholarships for incoming first year students

26 Jan

ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland stakeholders meet at AIT

26 Jan