We have started a series of Career Options. In this post we will try to share about career opportunities in Tourism & Travels industry.
Tourism and Hospitality is the highest employment generator and contributor in Indian GDP. There are lots of job and business opportunities in Tourism & Travel Industry. Anyone can work as Travel Agent, Holiday Consultant, Tour Operator, Ticketing officer, Itinerary Manager, Tourist Guide and as a freelancer in Tourism Industry. It is expected that about 43 million job opportunities will be generated through 2025.
What are the various courses available in Travel & Tourism?
Anyone who wants to make career in Travel and Tourism needs to have basic knowledge regarding the Industry. Fluency in English and at least one foreign language like French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Two or three regional language knowledge is desirable. Academic Knowledge is however not compulsory but Preferable. Followings are the Academic courses and certification in the field of Travel and Tourism.
- Certificate course in Tourism Management
- Foreign Language Certificate Level Course from Universities (Spanish/German/French)
- Foreign Language Diploma Level Course from Universities
- Foreign Language PG Diploma Level Course from Universities
- Basic course in Travel Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Tourism
- Diploma in Tourism Management
- Diploma in International Airlines and Travel Management (IATA)
- Masters in Tourism Management
- Masters in Tourism Administration
- Post Graduate Diploma in Travel & Tourism
Institute and Universities that offer various language courses.
- DIFL, (Dante Institute of Foreign Language) Jaipur
- Institute of Foreign Languages, New Delhi
- Oracle International Language Institute
- Department of Foreign Languages, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
- English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad
- University of Delhi, New Delhi
Top Institutes and Universities that offers Tourism and Travel Management courses?
- Indian Institute of Travel & Tourism Management, New Delhi
- Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Gwalior
- Annamalai University, Chennai
- Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Kota, Rajasthan
- University of Kerala, Trivandrum
- Pondicherry University, Puducherry
- Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi http://www.ignou.ac.in