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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: May 17, 2006 19:47 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.

 SMART BOX
Go globetrotting

The following institutes offer courses in travel and tourism:

• Rai University, Mumbai(BA in

  Travel and leisure

  management)

• Sita Travel and Tourism

   Academy, Delhi (1year

   Management course)

• Rai University, Delhi (1year

  Management course)

• Amity University, Delhi (BA

  Tourism Administration)

• Amity University, Delhi (MA

  Tourism Administration)

• Indian Institute of Tourism and

  Travel Management, Delhi

  (Certificate courses, diplomas

  and post graduation)


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.

Prospects
Customers with increasingly most sophisticated and demanding needs like excitement, thrill seeking, self development are pushing the limits of today’s tourism industry leading to sports, adventure and multitude of other activities becoming an integral part of contemporary tourism industry. This in turn creates job opportunities and wealth.

With job prospects in travel agencies, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, hotels, government agencies and corporations, travel professionals enjoy the pleasure that comes from helping customers plan and enjoy trips which may have been only a dream.

Renumeration
As in any other field, you earn less as a fresher. The initial paychecks can vary from an amount of Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 after your diploma. Once you get estabilished the amounts can soar up to Rs 30,000 to 50,000 depending on your experience.
So what are you waiting for pack your backs and make a beeline for a course in travel!