Welcome to Our Academy

GLOBAL TOURISM & HOSPITALITY  was established in 1994 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia by a group of educational and corporate executives involved in tourism development, hospitality and event management.

We are a training institute registered under The Company Act 1965 Malaysia Private Limited Company and licensed by Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Department, and also accredited by National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) which under Ministry of Human Resources.

The name “Global” had been chosen because it reflects our distinctive mission of becoming the “Global Leader in Quality Tourism & Hospitality Education”.

The institute aspires to be the market leader in delivering quality tourism related education by setting new levels of excellent in services, quality and productivity through the application of leading edge technology.

Course We Offered

Global Tourism & Hospitality offer approved programs for certificate and Diploma levels and is a tuition provider for specified Diploma program, public program, in-house training program and consultancy services related to the field.

The programs are specially designed to equip tourism personnel with a solid conceptual background and know-how together with the practical skills. Participants will be exposed to the latest strategies, policies, methodologies in tourism management. (View MORE in Our Courses)

Why Choose us


29 years of experience, lead by a group of well-experienced executives involved in tourism and hospitality management.

Our Mission


Increase course selection and enhance course content to develop into a more diversified training center for tourism-related courses.

Our Visions


To become one of the leading tourism training academy in Malaysia. And to obtain college status within 3 years.

Meet Our Key Lecturers

Our management and lecturers have at least 20 years or more of experience in the tourism industry. Their selfless dedication in the tourism course training industry has cultivated many talents for the local tourism industry over the years and helped our country to create tourism and hospitality industry employment opportunities.

Mr. Seow Kook Liong


Mr. Seow is the founder and director of Global Tourism & Hospitality who has 36 years experience in tourism industry. His vision is to let Global Tourism & Hospitality to become a premier institute that developing world-class Tourism & Hospitality course in Johor Bahru.

Mr. Gan Yeng Un


Principal of Global Tourism & Hospitality, boasts 32 years of extensive experience in the tourism industry. As a seasoned tour guide and entrepreneur, he has dedicated his career to nurturing tourism professionals. Mr. Gan founded the National Tour Guide Oratory Competition and expanded the academy’s influence by establishing branches in Muar (2022), Kuala Lumpur, and Ipoh (2024), cementing his commitment to advancing tourism education in Malaysia.

Mr. Ow Khuan Fatt (Ow San)  (9-05-1958 ~ 26-03-2023)

Senior Lecturer 

Mr. Clifford Ow is one of our college well-experienced lecturer with 42 years in guiding profession and with multiple qualification. He is a MOTAC registered licensed city tour guide, CTRE presenter, and also guide course examiner with Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) and Vocational Instructor Certificate (VTO). He also held Japanese language level 1-4 full certificate.

Ms. Alice Loh Lan Lan

Senior Lecturer

Ms. Alice Loh is another experienced lecturer in our institute who teach in Travel & Tourism Diploma course. She has about 24 years experience in tourism & hospitality industry.

Ms. Yap Voon Voon

Senior Lecturer

Ms Yap Voon Voon is a senior lecturer in our institute who has 20 years of experience in tourism industry. She currently lectures across a range of modules and levels at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of tourism & hospitality.

Ms. Natalia Ho Hui Mein

Senior Lecturer

With over 10 years of experience in tour guiding and leading, Ms. Natalia Ho has shared her knowledge with students at various university and colleges. Natalia specializes in tour planning and customizing tours, both domestic and overseas, providing practical insights and real-world examples to students. Over the years, she has helped develop the skills of tourism students, who have gone on to have successful careers in the industry. 

Desmond Liau Sin Long

Senior Lecturer

35 years of experience in vocational training education, specializing in tourism-related programs. As a senior lecturer, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of professionals in the tourism industry. His expertise extends to tour consultation and tourist guides training. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for education, he continues to make significant contributions to the development of the tourism sector especially in tour guiding profession.

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