In the contemporary world, the Tourism industry plays a significant role in employment. We say due to technology and globalization, the world has become a smaller place to live in. There are now easy and efficient modes of transport that makes traveling easy and comfortable. Since people keep traveling from one place to another for work, leisure and education, the tourism industry has become one of the most successful employer in the world.
All this has made a career option in tourism look – exciting, adventurous and innovative
Apart from the tourism industry’s needs of hardworking and meticulous individuals, what they look for are girls and boys who are ready and geared up to hop on this adventurous journey.
There are no shortage of jobs in the tourism industry, hence after the completion of your travel education you can get into any facet of the industry. Hence, there is diversity of jobs in the tourism industry. (Scope and careers….)
Innovative new ideas and skills are developed accross this industry, and hence it makes it more dynamic and exciting to work.
Tip – Since tourism service requires individuals to become face of their business, travel or country, it is essential to become well-groomed and soft-spoken.
The minimum education required to seek admission in an undergraduate tourism course is Class XII.
You can also apply after graduation (in any field) to a post-graduate programme from a standard college/ university. To seek an admission for a post-graduate course you need to prepare for 3 levels of entrance exams- written, group discussions.
You can also pursue for distance learning education from a lot of reputed colleges.
- Bachelor in Tourism Studies
Post-Graduation courses in travel & tourism management
These courses are two year full-time programmes approved by the Ministry of Tourism, India.
- Masters in Tourism Management
- Masters in Tourism Administration
- Masters in Travel Management
You can get into the top management colleges offering these programmes-
- Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management- Delhi, Gwalior, Bhubaneswar, Nellore
- Himachal Pradesh University- Institute of Management Studies
- Centre of Tourism Studies- Pondicherry (Puducherry)
Diploma/Distance Learning for Tourism Management
- Diploma in Travel & Tourism
- Diploma in Hotel Management
- Diploma in Airline and Tourism
Colleges that offers distance / diploma courses are – IGNOU and Welingkar Institute, Mumbai
Part Time Course in Tourism Management
- Travel Professional Programme
Travel Organisations provide part-time courses for graduates from any stream or students from the final year. Post completion of your course you are set to apply for job in the same institution. Thomas Cook provides a course similar to this.
The Tourism Space
The tourism industry is growing well and projected to do well in the coming years. Hotels, transport, travel agencies, tour companies, tourist attractions, cultural industries, retailing and many other businesses contribute to this industry.
Career Options in Tourism
You can get into the public and private sector with the following jobs:
- Tourism Department: Sales & Marketing, Tour guides and operators
- Airlines Jobs
- Hotel Jobs
- Transport: Cruises, Buses
- Travel agents