MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality welcomed its first batch of diploma students in August 2006 and subsequently the Bachelor’s students two months later. Since then, the school enjoys close
collaboration with universities from Australia and the United Kingdom in grooming leading professionals of the future.
On 5 March 2007, MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality was officially launched by Mr. Baey Yam Keng, Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC at the inaugural Regional Tourism and Hospitality Conference held at Fullerton Hotel. The event was witnessed by many travel and tourism industry partners. In his opening address, Dr
Eric Kuan, President of the MDIS Governing Council announced that the launch of the school was a timely move by MDIS, to help address the growing need for trained and qualified personnel in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Students not only have to go through the academic portion of the programme in campus, they are also required to complete a four to six months internship at leading hotels, resorts, attractions, etc. as part of the curriculum.
To date, more than 3,000 students from over 20 countries have joined MDIS School of Tourism and Hospitality.