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Established in 1983, Tourism College of Zhejiang (TCZJ) is a public college of higher tourism education under the administration of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, jointly supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province. At present, the college has 13000 full-time students, and 560 faculty members, including 160 associate professors. TCZJ now has twelve departments, namely Hotel Management Department, Travel Agency Management Department, Tourism Planning Department, Foreign Languages Department, Arts Department, Culinary Arts Department, Business Administration Department, Public Teaching Department, Qiandao Lake International Hotel Management Academy, International Education Department, Continuing Education Department and Marxist Research and Publicity Center. These departments offer 27 tourism-related majors, including Hotel Management, Tour Guiding, Culinary Arts and Nutrition and In-flight Service. Among the 27 majors, 11 majors have passed the UNWTO tourism education quality certification, 8 majors were regarded as national key construction majors.
TCZJ is a national demonstration vocational college, the first batch of national tourism standardization demonstration colleges, and the first college nationwide to be certified by UNWTO Tedqual. In addition, TCZJ won the honorary titles of national “Education Achievements Top 50”, “International Influence Top 50”, and “Service Contribution Top 50”. TCZJ actively engages in establishing cooperative relations with international industry organization and academic institution. The college has established cooperative relations with UNWTO, GTTP, PATA, ICCA and WFCP.