Why Become a Member?

View_our_BrochureWe’ve been helping to grow talent and accelerate professional development in the hospitality industry for more than 70 years. The Institute works to unite professionals, promote best practice, enhance skills and raise the profile of the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. Our broad selection of exclusive management resources, our influential publications and our web of regional branches all support professional advancement to ensure your present and future success.

Join us today to further your career, support industry professional standards and enjoy Continuing Professional Development (CPD) throughout your career.

Click here to find out: What's on the Agenda? | What our members think

What do I get by becoming a member?

Professional recognition
All members are awarded a membership certificate and a personalised membership card featuring a unique number ID. Fellows, Members and Associates are eligible to use the following post-nominals respectively for their grade of membership – FIH, MIH or AIH. These are an industry-recognised acknowledgement of the level of professional experience achieved.

Member benefits also include:

Information Services

Online Library Catalogue
e-Resources Collection
Member Enquiry Service

Discounts and Saving

Free Job Vacancy Advertising
Member Discounts & Savings
Special Discounts on advertising & promotions

Publications

Hospitality Magazine
Know-How CPD Newsletter
Insight Newsletter
Accreditation Reports
Endorsement Reports

Business Resources

BusinessHR Services
BusinessHR Helpline
Management Guides

Careers Profession Development

Institute of Hospitality CPD Scheme



Networking

The Community
Events Calendar


 

Information Services

Online Library Catalogue
Free 24 hour access to an expanding collection of high quality, easy-to-use ebooks covering all aspects of hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism, business and career development!

Member Enquiry Service
This FREE reference service is operated by specialist qualified librarians and assists members with enquiries relating to the industry and general business matters.

e-Resources Collection
Members can search, download and email articles for FREE from a special collection of  full-text e-journals and e-books produced by top academic, business and trade publishers.

Business Resources

BusinessHR Services
Get professional advice when you need it most. BusinessHR is your solution to people management, employment and Human Resources issues and is just a click away. All Institute of Hospitality members can get easy, 24/7 web access to FREE customisable policy and contracts templates, letters and HR guides for application in your own business and a detailed monthly legislation update.

BusinessHR Helpline
Members (MIH) and Fellows (FIH) receive an annual FREE telephone call for Human Resources support. Additional Helpline support is available to all Institute members for a specially reduced Institute rate!

Management Guides
Download free Institute Management Guides covering a range of topical industry issues. The guides offer members advice on a range of topics of particular relevance to our industry and are useful for application in the workplace or to support further research.

Discounts and Saving

Free Job Vacancy Advertising
Looking to recruit? Our vacancy listings attract the attention of skilled individuals seeking career development opportunities including thousands of Education Membership Scheme (EMS) students. Save hundreds of pounds by advertising your job vacancies for FREE on the Institute of Hospitality website.*

Member Discounts & Savings
Through our Privileges scheme you can save loads of money on insurance, holidays, worldwide and UK hotel accommodation, health and fitness club membership, discounts on a range of Apple products, cinema admissions and an assortment of lifestyle benefits.

Special Discounts on advertising and promotions
We know you want to raise your personal and company profile. The Institute publications are a perfect platform to promote your business and services within the sector. So take advantage of specially discounted rates on advertising in the Institute’s publications, only available to members and business partners.

Publications

Hospitality Magazine
A leading quarterly management magazine reporting on innovation, winning business techniques, industry trends and developments from all sectors of the hospitality industry worldwide. You’ll receive your magazine in the post and you can also read it online.

Know-How, the CPD Newsletter
You will receive a bi-monthly e-mail newsletter focused on Continuing Professional Development (CPD), education and business matters for professionals in the hospitality industry. The newsletter gives ‘bite size’ information to keep you up to date on a wide range of business and education issues accompanied by links to free and low cost training and development resources.

Insight Newsletter
As a member you will receive Insight every month - packed with useful comment to keep you current with news and advice on topics including customer service and people management, finance, resources and training.

Accreditation Reports
Learn about global Institute accredited academic programmes of study in hospitality, leisure, tourism, events and related fields, from craft level through to senior management level.

Endorsement Reports
Find out more about the wide range of Institute endorsed learning programmes, these include management development programmes, training courses and online learning courses, developed and delivered by employers and training providers.

Careers and Professional Development

Institute of Hospitality 'My CPD' Tool
Keep track of all of your career achievements, qualifications and professional development activity with our FREE online CPD tool – a must when constructing your CV or applying for a membership upgrade.

Networking

My Community
The Community is an online networking platform similar to sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, but built exclusively for the use of Institute of Hospitality members. The Community provides a secure and informative social media environment within which to exchange ideas and information, meet like-minded professionals and share news and expertise.

Institute of Hospitality Events Calendar
There are networking opportunities galore at events organised by the Institute and its branches! Forge new business and social relationships with colleagues whilst re-connecting with established peers. As soon as you join the Institute, you will be invited to connect with your local branch network and get involved in activities in your region, many of which qualify for formal or informal CPD!

Don’t miss out – Join the Institute of Hospitality today!

What’s on the Agenda for 2014?

  • 85% of our members believe online social networking will increase knowledge sharing in the industry. The Community is an online networking platform, similar to sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, but built exclusively for Institute of Hospitality members to create a safe and productive environment within which to exchange information, meet like-minded professionals and share news and expertise.
  • Industry presence.
  • A new series of Webinars presented by our Business Partners and key personalities from the industry
  • Networking events at local, national and international level.
  • Enhanced information and research services.
  • CPD events
  • Access to marketing services.
  • Improved membership benefits.
  • Regular electronic communications.

Join the Institute of Hospitality today to support our work, enjoy Continuing Professional Development and further your career.

What our members think

wendy-bartlett"The Institute provides me and my team with an excellent information resource and I would recommend membership to any individual or company looking to build their career or professionalism"

Wendy Bartlett FIH
managing director, Bartlett Mitchell 

Olatunde-Oluloye"The Institute is a most pro-active global professional body that keeps me abreast of information with vast e-resources that I require to stay relevant in my work while also bestowing professional integrity and dignity on me"

Olatunde Oluloye MIH chairman,
Nigeria Branch

Assia-Riccio-Smith"The Institute has given me the opportunity to share my views and experiences with colleagues. It is a pleasure to be able to give something back and at the same time learn from inspirational leaders and best practices"

Assia Riccio-Smith MIH learning and development manager, Dusit Thani 

Andrew-Main"The Fellows network enables me to connect across all sectors with industry colleagues who share a similar passion for all that is great about the world of hospitality, including most importantly,the development of our next generation of leaders"

Andrew Main FIH, CEO, Aramark 

 

Simrian"The Institute's ‘Passion 4 Hospitality' helped me get my first job and take my first step towards future career success.."

Simrian Kaur, Graduete Trainee Manager at Baxter Storey
thomas-kilroy“It was through my involvement in IoH activities such as the P4H and Hospitality magazine that raised my profile enough to realise this next career aspiration - so thank you to everyone at the Institute for your kind assistance and support!"

Thomas Kilroy
Social Business Manager

Click here to join the Institute of Hospitality and kick-start your professional career today!

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