• History

    AMFORHT has been building and strengthening projects for 50 years within its 650 members and partners worldwide, supporting education and Training.

    Since its creation in 1969 in Nice, France, on the initiative of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), AMFORHT has been following closely the social and economic developments of the Tourism sector and the necessities of change.

    Embracing humanist values, our 50th Anniversary which was held in Paris from the 14th to 16th March 2019 celebrated our global initiatives and local actions in the 64 members countries.

  • Tourism as synonym of peace

    Since the end of World War II, the U.I.O.O.T. (International Union of the Official Organisms of Tourism, world office in Geneva) committed itself to re-launch and develop tourism and prepare it for the future.

    In 1966 the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) was created.

    The worries about education and vocational training, that became a fully-fledged thematic during this year, brought the UNWTO to gather experts from twelve countries at the Hotel School in Nice: all together they launched the AMFORT (World Association for Training in Tourism).

  • AMFORHT as synonym of concordance between members wishes and services offered

    In 2010, the election of Mr Philippe FRANÇOIS was a turning point for the association. The new President is indeed the first AMFORHT President having a triple expertise: operational hotel manager, hotel school director and expert of international organisations.

    Under the impulse of Philippe FRANÇOIS, the AMFORHT Board of Governors and the new internal organisation with country delegations, the association gets in a new era by the contribution of new services to its members.

    In 2021, the NGO counts more than 750 members and sympatizers worldwide.