Travel and Tourism Education & Courses

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Travel and Tourism

Introduction

Travel and Tourism is one of the largest foreign exchange earners, providing employment directly and indirectly to millions of people worldwide through many service areas. Some of these service areas are the government tourism departments, the immigration and the customs services, the travel agencies, the airlines, the tour operators, and the hotels. The career in the travel and tourism industry is essentially concerned with providing services for people who are away from home, on business or holiday. It requires assessing the needs of tourists and businessmen and helping them make the best possible travel arrangements from the many travel options available.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for admission to Travel and Tourism courses at the undergraduate level is, higher secondary examination pass. There are graduate level, postgraduate level, diploma and certification courses available to pursue in the industry. The post-graduate degree awarded is Master of Tourism Administration (MTA), which is a two year full time programme approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Proficiency in at least one foreign language is an added advantage apart from a diploma in public relations or advertising. There are also many correspondence courses available in this field to pursue. Officers in the Directorate and Departments of Tourism are recruited from among the candidates who have done civil service, drawn from the Civil/administrative services of the State and Central governments. A degree in travel and tourism is required for operational jobs in government organisations.

The person opting for a career in travel and tourism must be outgoing and friendly with good communication and presentation skills, ability to handle people, verbal fluency, up-to-date knowledge of the available facilities, organizing skills, and aptitude for languages. 

Job Scope and Career Options

The scope of employment in 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 center 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. Some of the Career Options are as given below.

  • Tourism Department Employee
  • Airlines’ staff
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Agent
  • Tourist Guide
  • Front Office Manager
  • Transport officer
  • Information Assistant

Major Colleges / Institutions offering Courses in Travel and Tourism

Degree / Course

College / Institute

Eligibility

Course Duration

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Andhra University, School of Correspondence Education, Vishakapatnam

Graduation

1 year

BSc. Travel and Tourism

Nalanda College, Biharsharif,, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya

Class XII

3 years

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Ravi Shankar University, Raipur

Graduation

1 year

Certificate Course in Cargo/Courier Management

Trade Wings Institute of Management, K-43, Connaught Place (Opposite Plaza Cinema), New Delhi

Class XII/Graduation

1 year

Course in Computer Application in Tourism and Travel Industry

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, 9, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Graduation

2 months

Course on Computerized Reservation System

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, 9, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Graduation

3 months

Course in Air Travel, Fares and Ticketing

Indian Institute of Management, 9, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Graduation

1 month

Course in Air Travel, Fares and Ticketing

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, 9, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Graduation

3 months

Course on Airlines, Travel Agency and Tour Operation Management

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, 9, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Graduation

1 month (Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm-5 pm )

Courses in Spanish , Japanese, French and Russian Languages

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, 9, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Graduation

2 months

Diploma in Air Hostess, Filght Steward and Personality Grooming

Sita Academy, M-135, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001

Class XII

3 months

Degree in Airlines, Tourism andTravel Management with Marketing and Ticketing

Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Mehta Sadan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001

Class XII/Graduation with good command over English (preference to graduates and working people)

5 months

Diploma in Cargo (Based on IATA/FIATA)

Sita Academy, M-135, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001

Class XII

3 months

Diploma in Cargo/Courier Management

Trade Wings Institute of Management, K-43, Connaught Place (Opposite Plaza Cinema), New Delhi

Class XII with good command over English

6.5 months

Diploma in CRS (Amadeus)

Sita Academy, M-135, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001

Class XII

4 weeks

Diploma in Domestic + International Ticketing and CRS (Amadeus)

Sita Academy, M-135, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001

Class XII

5 months

Diploma in International Airlines and Travel Management with Tourism and Computers

Trade Wings Institute of Management, K-43, Connaught Place (Opposite Plaza Cinema), New Delhi

Class XII

3 years

Diploma in International Airlines and Travel Management with Tourism

Trade Wings Institute of Management, B-2, Avg Bhavan, M-3, Connaught Place, Middle Circle, New Delhi

Class XII with good command over English

7.5 months

PG Diploma in Management of Issues in Tourism and Travel

Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Delhi University, New Delhi

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

YWCA, Jaisingh Road, New Delhi

Graduation

Short-term

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, Behind Lady Shri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Goa University, Goa

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Kota Open University, Kota

Graduation

1 year

MTA

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

Graduation/Postgraduate

2 years

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

Himachal University, Shimla

Graduation

1 year

MTA

Christ College, Bangalore University, Bangalore

Graduation

2 years

PG Diploma in Management of Issues in Tourism and Travel

Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel, Thiruvanathapuram

Graduation with 3 years' experience at junior or middle management level, maximum age 30 years

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram

Graduation

1 year

MTA

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

Graduation

2 years

MTA

Jiwaji University, Gwalior

Graduation

2 years

MTA

APS University, Rewa

Graduation

2 years

PG Diploma in Management of Issues in Tourism and Hotel Management (Distance Mode)

Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Management of Issues in Tourism and Hotel Management

Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism

Vikram University, Ujjain

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, IITTM Gwalior, Govindpuri, Gwalior

Graduation, age limit 25 years (relaxed by SC/ST/OBC and for Ex-Servicemen by 5 years

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

HS Gour University, Sagar

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Indore University, Indore

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Sagar

Graduation

1 year

Diploma in Air Hostess, Filght Purser Grooming

Oyster Institute of Management, Plot No. 92, T.P.S. 111, 15th Road, Bandra, Mumbai

Class XII

1 year

Diploma in Airline Travel and Tourism

Oyster Institute of Management, Plot No. 92, T.P.S. 111, 15th Road, Bandra, Mumbai

Class XII

1 year

Diploma in Cargo and Flight Forwarding

Oyster Institute of Management, Plot No. 92, T.P.S. 111, 15th Road, Bandra, Mumbai

Class XII

1 year

PG Diploma in Management of Issues in Tourism and Travel

Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, Mumbai

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Bombay University, Mumbai

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

Graduation (60%)

1 year

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai

Class XII

3 years

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

Sophia Polytechnic, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Manipur University, Imphal

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism and Indian Monuments

Berhampur University, Berhampur

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar

Graduation

1 year

MTA

Pondicherry University, Center for Tourism Studies, Pondicherry

Graduation

2 years

MTA

Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur

Graduation

2 years

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

Aravali Instt. Of Management (An Instt. Of Marwar Education Foundation), AIM Camp Office, 825, Sector-11, Chopasani Housing Board, Jodhpur

Graduation (50%) Final year students may also apply subject to their graduation

2 years

Bachelor of Tourism Management

Mother Teresa women's University, Kodaikanal

Class XII with English

4 years

PG Diploma in Tourism

Bharatidasan University, Tiruchchirappalli

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism

Manonmanian Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Madras University, Chennai

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Alagappa University, Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa Nagar, Karaikudi

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education, PO Annamalai Nagar, Karaikudi

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Madurai Kamaraj University, Directorate of Distance Education, University Buildings, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai

Graduation

1 year

3-in-1 Diploma in Airlines, Travel and Hotel Management

Trade-Wings Institute of Management, SF-214, Aarohi Building, Kapoorthala, Aliganj, Lucknow

Class XII

3 years

Diploma in International Airlines and Travel Management with Tourism and Computers

Trade Wings Institute of Management, SF-214, Aarohi Building, Kapoorthala, Aliganj, Lucknow

Class XII

9 months

PG Diploma in Destination Management

Bundelkhand University, Jhansi

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Agra University, Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management, Agra

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Institute of Management Studies, KH3 Kavinagar, Ghaziabad

Graduation

2 years

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Institute of Management Studies, KH3 Kavinagar, Ghaziabad

Graduation

2 years

PG Diploma in Tourism Management

Kumaon University, Nainital

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

Agra University, Agra

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra

Graduation

1 year

PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar

Graduation

1 year

Degree in Travel, Cargo and Tourism Management

Institute of Modern Management, 3-A, Loudon Street, Kolkata-700170

Higher Secondary or equivalent

2 years

 

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