Guilin Tourism University



Guilin Tourism University (GLTU) is located in Guilin, a historical and cultural city renowned as the “finest scenery under heaven”.

It is one of the two independent public tourism universities in China, jointly supported by the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China.



The university currently has two campuses with a total area of approximately 1.26 million square meters. It has over 600 full-time teachers and around 13,000 full-time students. The library covers an area of 29,000 square meters and has a collection of 1.64 million printed books.

GLTU adheres to the positioning of an industry-oriented, local-focused, and application-oriented undergraduate institution, cultivating a large number of high-quality talents for relevant industries and the local region.

GLTU offers 30 undergraduate programs and 18 vocational programs, covering the six traditional elements and new formats of the tourism industry. It maintains close interaction with enterprises such as Shandong Inspur Group and Guangxi Tourism Development Group, promoting the alignment of disciplines construction and industry chains.

Key information & figures

Certified School Member

Since 2016




Bachelor’s degree

Number of Students



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GLTU engages in collaboration in various fields with international organizations such as the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the World Tourism Alliance (WTA), and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

GLTU also engages in multi-disciplinary cooperation with over 20 overseas universities, including Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies and Universiti Sains Malaysia. GLTU has established overseas campuses in Indonesia and Kazakhstan and has set up the GLTU-Brunei International Tourism Talent Training Center.

GLTU possesses platforms such as the National Tourism Poverty Alleviation Training Base, the China-ASEAN Education and Training Base for Tourism Personnel, Guangxi Tourism Data Center, and Guangxi Tourism Museum. These platforms lead the formulation of standards in the tourism industry in Guangxi. GLTU is a member of “China Union of Five Tourism Institutes” and serves as the base of Guangxi Tourism Data Center, Guangxi Tourism Research Institute, Guangxi Tourism Industry Talent Highland and Guangxi Postdoctoral Innovation Practice Base.


Looking ahead to the future, GLTU will continuously adhere to the educational philosophy of “open education” and embody the spirit of “daring to be the first and pursuing dreams”.

With strong emphasis on connotation construction, by strengthening international cooperation and continuously improving the quality of talent cultivation, the school is striving to become a high-level application-oriented tourism university in China with international recognition and distinctive industry characteristics.


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