A Career in Travel and Tourism to Free the Wanderer in You!

Career in Travel and Tourism

Are you a traveller at heart? Would you love to explore the different cities and cultures? Do you love a variety of cuisines? Then you are going to thoroughly enjoy a career in travel and tourism.

The scope of employment in the tourism sector is very bright and has high potential with varied opportunities existing in both the public and the private sector. The public sector has opportunities in the Directorates and Departments of Tourism of the Centre and the State as Officers, Information Assistants, Tourist Guides etc. The private sector has opportunities in travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, hotels, transport and cargo companies etc.

India?s Travel & Tourism sector ranks 7 th in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country?s GDP, shows a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). A job in this industry can be highly exciting and adventurous and even pays well.

Travel and Tourism sector can really redefine the game of development of the economy if it is utilized to the optimum level. With the intention of promoting local youths in this travel and tourism sector, both state and central governments are identifying new avenues of promoting
tourism in India such as:

? Rural Tourism

? Adventure Tourism

? Pilgrimage Tourism

? Eco-Tourism

? Luxury Tourism

? Medical tourism

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies

Candidates who have passed their 12 th exam with a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate are eligible for admission.

Curriculum and Core Subjects

Syllabus of B.A. Travel and Tourism as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges:

Sr. No. Subjects of Study
1 Communication Skills in English
2 Critical Reasoning, Writing and Presentation
3 Communication Skill in Languages other than English
4 Fundamentals of Tourism
5 Business Statistics
6 History of Tourism
7 Reading literature in English
8 Indian Constitution, Secularism and Sustainable environment
9 Translation and communication in languages other than English
10 Tourism Principles Practices and Ethics
11 Financial Accounting
12 Tourism in Kerala
13 Literature and contemporary issues
14 Literature in Malayalam / Hindi / Other Indian / World languages other than English
15 Aviation Management
16 Tourism in Kerala
17 Business Regulatory framework
18 Tourism in India
19 History and Philosophy of Science
20 Culture and Civilization (with a compulsory component on Kerala Culture)
21 Travel Geography
22 Introduction to Hospitality
23 IT for Business
24 Tourism industry and Travel Geography
25 Travel Management
26 Hotel Operation
27 Business Research Methods
28 Air Fares & Ticketing
29 Human Resource Management
30 Event Management (For other Streams)
31 Travel Agency and Tour Operation Management
32 Principles of Marketing
33 Innovative Practices in Tourism
34 Entrepreneurship Development
35 Tourism in India
36 Project

Advance Courses

You can pursue your M.B.A. in Travel & Tourism on completion of B.A. in Travel & Tourism.

Employment Areas

? Colleges & Universities

? Tourism Companies

? Airlines

? Travel Insurance Companies

? Hotels & Restaurants

Careers Related to The Field

? Holiday/Travel Agent

? Tourism Manager

? Travel Officer or Travel Agency Coordinator

? Travel Counselor or Travel Consultant

? Airlines Staff

? Tourist Guide

? Transport Officer

Salary Range

The average salary of a travel consultant is above Rs. 3 lacs per year.

Top Universities

? Centre for Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University

? Indian Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, Ghaziabad

? Kuoni Academy

? Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management

? Thomas Cook-Centre of Learning

? Amity Institute of Travel & Tourism

? Blue Whale Academy

? Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Hotel and Tourism Management Studies

? School of Hotel Management and Tourism

? National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management

? Academy of Business Management, Tourism & Research

? Garden City College

? Al-Ameen Institute of Management Studies, Hosur, Bangalore.

? Bundelkhand University, School of Tourism & Hotel Management, Jhansi

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