Travel and Tourism
Who doesn?t like travelling? think if you get paid for travelling and experiencing different cultures and trying mouth watering food.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.
The following institutes offer courses in travel and tourism:
• Rai University, Mumbai(BA in
Travel and leisure
• Sita Travel and Tourism
Academy, Delhi (1year
• Rai University, Delhi (1year
• Amity University, Delhi (BA
• Amity University, Delhi (MA
• 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.
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.
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!
First Published: May 17, 2006 19:47 IST