Kerala Institute Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) is a premier institute that imparts quality education and hands-on training to the travel and tourism professionals. It was established in 1988 by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Kerala
. KITTS is among the south regional members of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM), Gwalior
The institute is set in an expanse of over ten acre lush green fields, with a rich sprawling palace in the centre. KITTS offers post graduate diploma in business administration, certificate program for masseurs, certificate program on front office management, post graduate diploma in tourism and travel industry management (PGDTTIM), and certificate course in air fare ticketing and travel agency management.
KITTS is an approved center for training by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). They have courses, which are recognized by the Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
The institute provides all the latest facilities including well-stocked library with audio visual aids, a comprehensive language lab, digital systems lab and computer lab. Apart from studies, students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
KITTS is situated at Thycaud, a residential locale situated less than a kilometer north of Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram. Trivandrum International Airport is merely 9 km away.