The aims and objects of the Institute are:-
- To furnish the Tourism Sector with professional personnel who can provide good quality standard of products and services within Tourism and associated Industries.
- To provide education and membership structure aimed at guaranteeing excellent standards of service within Tourism and related Industries.
- To promote professional ethics and efficiency in tourism administration and practice and to accredit organisations and centres as approved providers/accredited centres
Grades of Membership
In considering an application for membership, ITPN’s Council will evaluate the Applicant’s recognised qualification(s) and/or employment experience. There are six grades of membership, together with the honorary award of Fellow, for which an individual may not apply. The following table is intended only to provide a guide to the employment experience required to attain a level of membership.
The nature, quality and extent of an individual’s formal study, specialised training and/or employment experience will be the grading criteria applied by the Council. As Members progress in experience and skills, they may apply for a higher grade of membership than that which is currently held.
|Grade||Designatory Letters||Basic Definition of Grade|
|Student||(none)||One who is studying for an ITPN qualification but who, ordinarily, may or may not have employment experience within the Industry|
|Affiliate||(none)||One who is employed within the, but whose employment experience is not, as yet, sufficient for admission to Licentiate or higher status within the Institute.|
|Licentiate||LITPN||One who is employed and who has a minimum of 2 years approved experience within the industry.|
|Associate||AITPN||One who is employed and who has a minimum of 4 years approved experience in the Tourism Industry.|
|Member||MITPN||One who is employed and who has a minimum of 8 years approved experience in the Tourism Industry.|
|Fellow||FITPN||Awarded selectively by ITPN’s Council to one who has made a significant contribution to the Institute or to the Tourism Industry in general.|
This figure may be reduced, depending on any relevant qualification(s) held by the individual. However, regardless of qualification(s) held, an application for Associate Membership will be subject to an absolute minimum entry requirement of 2 years approved employment experience. An application for Full Membership will be subject to an absolute minimum entry requirement of 3 years; approved employment experience.