Academy works with several international organizations, where it has membership. Among them are:
• World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a member of the Educational Council
• International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST)
• Association of Leading Hospitality Schools of Europe (EURHODIP)
• International Association of Hospitality and Tourist Education (AMFORHT)
• International Congress of Professional Tourism Education (ICETE)
RIAT is an active participant of Bologna process that helps it to foster the process of integration into the European informational and education environment. Academy represents EURHODIP in Russia. In 2005 the rector of RIAT Professor Igor Zorin was elected a vice-president of EURHODIP in Russia.
Academy has contacts with many foreign universities, such as University of Sorbonne 1 Pantheon (Paris, France); Lausanne Hospitality School (Switzerland); Hague School of Hospitality (The Netherlands); University Johnson Wales (Providence, Rod Island, the USA); University of the Balearic Islands (Palma de Majorca, Spain); Malta State University (Slime, Malta). Among the partners of RIAT in Asia one can name Beijing International University, Shanghai Institute for Tourism, National Tourist Organization of the Republic of Korea.
Agreement signed between RIAT and VATEL Institute (France) enabled Academy to use curriculum and programs of the internationally renowned school of hospitality in professional training of students. In 2005 a new RIAT-VATEL Institute was opened in Moscow. The qualification of its graduates will be proved by diplomas of RIAT, VATEL Institute and EURODIP certificate. Together with Athens University (Greece) RIAT is working at the establishing of a new joint Greek-Russian Institute of Tourism.