The management of the institute is vested with three bodies namely General Body, Executive Committee and Academic Advisory Committee.
The general superintendence and management of the affairs of the institute is vested in the General Body in accordance with the rules and regulations of the institute. The Chairman of the General Body is Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala and the Vice Chairman is Secretary to Government, Department of Tourism. The other members include Secretary to Government, Department of Finance, Secretary to Government, Department of Higher Education, Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala, Director, Institute of Management in Government, Thiruvananthapuram, Director, Department of Tourism, Director, Department of Technical Education, Director, Food Craft Institute, Kalamassery, Director, Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS), Managing Director, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), One representative of the Government of India, Two persons nominated by the Government of Kerala from Chief Executives of other public sector undertakings, Three persons nominated by Chairman from Travel, Trade and Industry, Three outstanding professionals from the field of tourism or other related fields including academicians nominated by the Chairman and One member of faculty of the institute nominated by the Chairman. The total number of the General Body members is twenty one.
Subject to the overall superintendence and policy directions of the General body, the Executive Committee is responsible for the management, administration, and control of the affairs of the institute and its income and properties in accordance with the rules and regulations, orders and instructions made from time to time shall have, and exercise powers which may be necessary incidental, conducive or expedient for the said purpose.
The Executive Committee chaired by the Minister for Tourism, Government of Kerala and Secretary to Government, Department of Tourism as Vice Chairman, comprises of Director, Department of Tourism, Secretary to Government, Department of Finance, Managing Director, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), Director, Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) as Ex-officio members and three members of the General Body nominated by the Chairman.
Members of Executive Committee
Academic Advisory Committee
The short term courses conducted by KITTS are designed after considering the needs and requirements of the tourism industry. The curriculum for the courses is vetted, finalised and approved by the Academic Advisory Committee constituted for the purpose. The committee consist of administrators, academicians and industry professionals
Members of Academic Advisory Committee