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Career focus: Travel and Tourism

Who doesn?t like travelling? think if you get paid for travelling and experiencing different cultures and trying mouth watering food.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 13:38 IST

“Travel in the younger sort, is a part of education, in the elder, a part of experience”, said Pacon. But what if this education and experience becomes a source of income? Don’t gawk in excitement, just read on.

Who doesn’t like travelling? Some travel for fun while some for purpose, but what ever may be the reason, travelling is undoubtedly a package of thrill, excitement, exhilaration through knowing different places, experiencing different cultures and relishing the wholesome variety of mouth watering food.

If this is what excites you, its time to look up for a career in travel and tourism.
Tourism is an industry that plays a pivotal role in the economy of a country, as it is one of the biggest employment generators that hire people with no restrictions on age and gender. It is also expected to be a largest service industry by 2010.

All what you need is a right attitude, dedication to work even at odd hours of the day and a good geographical knowledge.
Several institutions through out the globe provide diplomas, degrees at under-graduate and postgraduate level imparting knowledge about planning, pricing, marketing and escorting group tours making individuals to be professionals of this field.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 13:38 IST