Academy has 40 chairs, including UNESCO chair. Academy has more than 300 staff members (without the branches), 2/3 of them have Ph.D. and other scientific degrees and titles. Among them are full members and academicians of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Education and Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Computer classes are equipped with modern hardware and software. In the process of education students use computer programs aimed at effective management in tourist and hospitality industries such as “ Master-Tour”, “TurWin”, “Micros-Fidelio”, “Edelweiss” and others. Academy provides access to the global systems of tourist services booking “Galileo”, “Amadeus”. RIAT has electronic library (more than 450.000 items). Every building of the Academy has a canteen or a buffet.