There are a lot of questions spread across the forums regarding the available Courses in Travel and Tourism industry in India, which made me come up with this post.
Tourism and Travel are such words which catch a quick attention and interest nowadays. The generation today find it to be very cool if connected with travel, adventure & backpacking. If such things cheer you up too, then you can look up for a career in the field of tourism and travel. Field of tourism may look glamorous but requires a great sense of hard work, patience and challenges.
Life has become very competitive in the present era. To achieve benefits and success in future, you need to be well prepared with every aspect. Thus here we will help you with all the guidance you may need to make a career and look for Courses in Travel and Tourism.
There is a direct proportion between demand and scope of any field. As the demand increases the scope of earning and employment increases. Same is what we can see with the growth of travel and tourism sector. India is building scope in the field of tourism and hospitality. This is the reason for rising employment in travel and tourism sector.
List of courses in travel and tourism you can choose from:
- Bachelor in Tourism Studies
- Bachelor in Tourism & Travel Management
- BA in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- BBA in Travel and Tourism Management
- BSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- BVoc in Hospitality and Tourism
- Masters in Tourism and Travel Management
- MBA in Tourism and Travel
- Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- MA in Tourism and Travel Management
- MSc in Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Masters in Tourism Administration
- PG Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management
- PG Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Diploma in Tourist Guide
- Certificate in Tourist Guide
Also, there are many certificate courses offered by many public and private institutes for the specialization in particular adventure activities. Out of them, Adventure Course is a bliss to show your love for mountains & other land-based adventure. It’s a 15-day package of activities and training. If you are one of those adventure freaks, you should definitely read my review of Adventure course at NIM. There are similar courses on water and air-based adventure activities too. Ministry of Tourism promotes all types of adventure activities and has various centers for such courses.
There are also many generalized courses for Hotel Management, Culinary Arts, Aviation, etc.
Travel and Tourism course description
Every course provides knowledge of the core subjects & basic functioning of the field. Just the level upgrades according to the course. Some basic core subjects in travel & tourism are:
- Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
- Tourism Policies and Laws
- Transport Management
- Air Ticketing
- Tourism Marketing and Management
- History, Culture and Heritage of India and World
- Travel Agency/ Tour Operators Training
- Tour Guide/ Escorts Training and Skills
- PR and Communication Skills
Best university for travel and tourism in India:
Although the list is long. I will sort out few good institutes and colleges in the list which provide success in placements too.
- Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management: IITTM is the autonomous university under the Ministry of Tourism. It is the most recognized university for courses related to travel & tourism. IITTM is known for the specialized and quality product return. It is situated in Gwalior with campuses in Goa, Noida, Bhubaneshwar and Nellore.
- Pondicherry University: It is a Central University and is blended with perfection. Studies in southern India is always known to be best. University offers well training in the field with good job opportunities.
- Banaras Hindu University: It is another top-ranked & government-owned central university. B.H.U brings out the best in a person. It polishes you to be a skilled professional.
- Christ University: It is a privately owned deemed university in Bangalore. It trains students to be a perfect match of the market. Best in building a smart and active force with a great training of practical knowledge. Christ University provides opportunities to learn and expertise.
- Kuoni Academy: These academies are IATA/UFTAA Authorised Training Centers, established in various cities of India. Kuoni Academy offers many courses in travel and tourism.
- Lovely Professional University: LPU is one of the top-ranked private university in Punjab & central India. The university has one of the best infrastructures. LPU is recognized & accredited by approx 10 boards.
- Thomas Cook Center of Training: Thomas Cook tops the list of the business provider in the travel industry. It also came up with the training centers to create the talented force in the field. TCCT have various courses in Travel and Tourism.
- Amity University: One of the top private & successful University in Delhi NCR. Amity has gradually reached a success place among the education organization. It helps students to groom into professionals. Amity University has also come up with courses in Travel and Tourism which got recognition from UNWTO TedQual Certification.
Also, read Nomadic Foot’s article on how you can travel and earn money.
Job opportunities in Tourism & Travel
Tourism and travel is a service providing profession. It is a vast sector and connects to many other sectors such as transports, hotels airlines etc. Therefore it demands smart and polished individual personality. It has jobs in both government and the private sector. Ministry of Tourism also looks for certified and trained professionals for the growth of tourism in India. The starting salary scope might not be much high as compared to other fields, but it provides good opportunities and higher packages with time and experiences. Few of the travel and tourism jobs are as below:
List of Jobs in Travel and Tourism Industry:
- Tour Planner/ Tour Consultant
- Tour Guide/ Tour Escort ( Read: How to become a tourist guide in India )
- Reservations and Counter Staff ( Tip: How to book cheap flights & Hotels)
- Sales/ PR/ Marketing Staff
- Travel Agent/ Tour Operator
- Transport Management/ Operator
- Adventure Tour Operator
- Trek Leaders ( To know more about trekking, read my review of Hampta Pass Trek)
- Travel Educationist
Travel Jobs in Hospitality Sector:
Hospitality is another vast field which has many job opportunities for professionals from Travel & tourism industry such as:
- Hotel Operations
- Front Office
- Food & Beverages
- Sales/ Maintenance/ PR
There is a good scope for professionals from Travel & Tourism industry in Airlines sector.
- Ground Staffs (traffic assistance, booking, etc.)
- In-flight Staffs (air hostess, pilots, etc.)
Every field of work demands hard work, loyalty and interest. If your heart beats for traveling then you can surely look up for a career in tourism sector irrespective of your gender, age, etc. India is growing, grow yourself! Happy Traveling!
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