| Established in 1993, this department is dedicated to the training of the students for tourism and its related fields. It aims at training the students with a good mastery of English and tourism knowledge. Up to now it has produced over 700 graduates who have proved to be qualified in the tourism market. The staff consists of two professors, two associate professors, and eight lecturers, most of whom have conducted research programs in UK, USA, Australia, Singapore or Thailand. The major publications include A Study of Intercultural Communication of Professional Tour Guides in Yunnan, Tour-Guiding the Colorful Yunnan in English, Indigenous Ethnic Groups in Yunnan, English Guide to Yunnan, and some audio-visual teaching packages. The department has established good relationships and cooperation with tourism authorities, colleges and enterprises in different provinces of China.