On July 23rd, 1989, Universitas Merdeka Malang founded Diploma III Tourism Program, widely-knowm as Unmer Pariwisata, located at Jalan Bandung No.1 Malang. At that time, D III Tourism offered three departments, they were: Hotel Service, Tourism Travel Service and Bina Wisata with the status “Registered” according to the Decree Of Minister of Education pulished by Minister of Education and Culture No.0162/O/1990. Over the period of time, Bina Wisata was merged with Tourism and Travel Industry. Currently Diploma III Tourism has two majors.
D-III Tourism is located on a multi-storied building and was officially launched by Soesilo Sudarman, was the Minister of Tourism, Postal and Telecommunication at the time. The acknowledged status of Travel & Tourism Service Study Program was initially claimed on June 23rd, 1988 according to the Decree No.20, and rose to status “Accredited B” for Tourism Travel Service Study Program based on the Decree of No.002/BAN-PT/Ak-I/Dpl-III/IV/2002. The acknowledged status of Hotel Service Study Program was primarily attained on September 1st, 1988 according to the Decree No.318/DIKTI/KE..., and then went up to status “Accredited B” for Hotel Service Study Program on May 20th, 2002 based on the Decree No.I/Dpl-III/IV/2002.
Diploma III Tourism of Merdeka University Malang is constantly trying to complete the facilities and the infrastructures, especially the pratice facilities for Hotel Service Department and for Travel & Tourism Service Department.
Many projects have been entrusted to Diploma III in Tourism by the Dinas Pariwisata (Tourism Bureau) Provincial Office of East Java. Some projects include managing and developing some tourism potentials in East Java such as the applied research development, community service and determining regional policy on tourism.
On 10 October 2006, Universitas Merdeka Malang founded Diploma IV tourism Program The Study Program of Tourism Management the Decree of General Director of Higher Education of National Education Department No.3848/D/T/2006. This study program offers based no the expertise skill and managerial skill in the field of Hotel Management and Tour & Travel Management.
One Year Program (Equal to D I), D III and D IV Tourism Program invite fresh graduates from High School Students, Vocational High School Students, Students of non tourism, staffs of tourism department, teachers of Vocational High School Students, and those who are interested in tourism to study at our campus.