(3 years Degree course)
India is fast growing economy in rest of world, having 2nd. largest populated country and contribute 17% in worlds population and it is the 7th largest country in the terms of landmass. The total area of India is 3.28 million square km. India also accounts for 2.4% of the area on the globe, with a land boundary of 15,200 km and the coastal boundary that includes the islands is 7,516 kmLand.
Travel and Tourism sector is growing at a good pace in India. The Government is giving much importance to tourism sector. Various plans and initiatives have been designed and developed by the Government, keeping tourism sector in mind. This is a good sign. Tourism sector will employ many Indian nationals and help generate more revenue.
With the increase in the size of this sector, tourism industry is also going to need increased number of qualified travel and tourism professionals. The field of travel and tourism primarily deals with taking care of tourists, hospitality management, travel management, tour management etc. It offers diverse job opportunities.
Career Prospects & Job Opportunities
India is a well known tourist destination. Heritage, cultural and medical tourists throng Indian tourist destinations each year. Travel and Tourism management professionals may manage the accommodation, travel modes, tour program and overall stay of such tourists in India. Not only in India, travel and tourism professionals may also perform the above mentioned tasks abroad, where they may take Indian nationals on tours.The course is pure job oriented and design by National skill development corporation (GoI) , Approved by AICTE ,New Delhi , Affiliated to Dr APJAKTU, Lucknow (U.P.)
When it comes to Government sector, one may find a job at Tourism Boards (State as well as Central), Government Tourist information offices, Government run Hotels, Airlines, Transportation services etc. with job oriented approach of this course is very much high also diverse job opportunities are available in front of travel and tourism management professionals. Government as well as private sector enterprises are known to recruit them. Self employment is another popular career path that professionals may go for…
When it comes to private sector, one may work for Travel agencies, Tour operators, Travel consultants, Airlines, Airports, Travel and ticketing websites, Visa and travel document service firms, Hotels, Resorts, Tourist information office, Cruise lines etc.
If one has entrepreneurship skills and access to decent financial resource, one may start own travel agency, ticketing firm, tour agency, travel consultancy, tourist information service etc. Common job profiles available in front of travel and tourism professionals include-
- Travel Agency personnel
- Tourism & Travel Consultant
- Travel Agent
- Tour Operator
- Ticketing staff
- Air hostess ( crew member)
- Airline employee / Airport staff
- Tour Guide
- Customer service manager
- Event manager
- Tour manager
- Tourism promoter / marketer