IST College and Ella Resorts Forge Strategic Partnership to Advance Tourism Education in Greece - Ella Resorts


Ella Resorts-IST College and Ella Resorts Forge Strategic Partnership to Advance Tourism Education in Greece

Athens, Greece – September 12, 2024IST College and Ella Resorts proudly announce a groundbreaking collaboration, focusing on elevating the quality of education in Tourism Management. This strategic partnership aims to meet the growing demand for well-trained professionals and industry leaders in the tourism sector, recognizing its paramount importance to the Greek economy and the promising career prospects it offers.

IST College, a prestigious educational institution accredited by the Greek Ministry of Education since 1989, is set to join forces with Ella Resorts, an emerging Lifestyle Beach Resorts chain in the broader Mediterranean region.

Effective from the upcoming academic year, 2023-2024, this partnership will offer three full-tuition scholarships for IST College’s prestigious three-year bachelor’s program, “BA (Hons) International Tourism & Hospitality,” in collaboration with Wrexham Glyndwr University. Notably, Wrexham Glyndwr University ranks as the No. 1 institution for student satisfaction in England and Wales, according to The Complete University Guide 2023.

What sets this collaboration apart is the invaluable opportunity it provides to students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, who can embark on paid internships from their very first semester. This hands-on experience equips them with immediate professional competence upon program completion.

Professionals currently employed in the tourism industry at Ella Resorts will also have the privilege to enrich their academic knowledge through enrollment in contemporary educational programs (Diplomas/Certificates) tailored to their specific field of expertise.

Participants can expect program delivery at IST College’s state-of-the-art facilities in Athens and via a modern on-demand educational platform. Meanwhile, internships will be conducted at Ella Resorts’ renowned hotels located throughout Greece.

For comprehensive program details and enrollment information, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the IST College website at

Stay tuned for further updates on this remarkable partnership, as it paves the way for aspiring professionals seeking to excel in the field of tourism management.

About IST:

IST collaborates with renowned international universities to offer Bachelors and Masters programs, Supported Distance Learning programs, as well as Professional Training & Specialization programs, Seminars, and Educational Programs for Lifelong Learning. These programs cover various academic areas, including Business and Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Computer Science – Informatics, and Humanities – Psychology.


About Ella Resorts:

Ella Resorts is a unique collection of eco-conscious properties, where each resort is designed to celebrate individual characteristics of its location. In Greek, Ella translates to ‘come’, a name chosen to invite and warmly welcome guests, perfectly portraying the collections’ ethos of ‘everyone is welcome’. The setting of each resort is carefully chosen ensuring a location rich with Greek history, culture, and stunning landscapes. With Ella Resorts, guests will be invited to explore selected corners of the Mediterranean, while immersing themselves in Greek sun, sand, culture, and cuisine.

Ella Resorts’ portfolio consists of 6 beachfront resorts and hotels on the Islands of Rhodes and Corfu.

In Rhodes, Ella Resorts has two 5* properties, Elissa Lifestyle Resort – an adult focused property, the perfect place for couples, solo travellers and friends to relax and recharge, and Helea Family Beach Resort – offering laidback luxury for the whole family. The two eco-chic properties combine traditional Rhodian architecture and calm contemporary elegance. Located on Kallithea Beach, a few minutes’ drive from the medieval city of Rhodes, the resorts provide the perfect backdrop to a sun-soaked Mediterranean getaway.

In Corfu, Ella Resorts operates three 5* and one 4* hotels for families and adults in idyllic locations around the island; Capo Di Corfu, La Grotta Verde, Pelekas Monastery and Mon Repos Palace. The properties have unique accommodation surrounded by beautiful landscapes and panoramic views. Each hotel is nearby the local villages or situated upon the best beaches, offering a memorable and distinctive holiday experience. Discover more:

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