Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism professional is the one who is mainly concerned with sector such as the Management of Hospitality, Travel Management, Tourist Assistance, etc.

What do travel and tourism professionals do?

The travel and tourism professional plays a role in different industries including services such as retail travel, currency exchange, tour operators and tourist boards. It also covers passenger transport services and various accommodation services including hotels, hostels and holiday parks. Hotels and core business operations are conferences and associated with events, which is also their responsibility.

What does a typical day at work involve?

The tasks of a Travel and Tourism professional in a typical day may vary depending upon their areas of specialisation . These may involve

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What are the job roles available in Travel Tourism?

Travel agents help clients make arrangements for hotel accommodations,transportation, and car rentals.
An exhibition organisers/event managers works in identifying potential business, writing, planning and running all aspects of exhibitions on behalf of a client or own organisation.
A tourism officer works to develop and enhance the visitor facilities of a region and to stimulate tourism growth.
A hotel manager manages operations of a hotel, including reservations, food services, housekeeping and conventions.
Ground staff at an airport perform duties to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers and crew members.
A person who provides assistance, information on cultural, historical and contemporary heritage to people.

How to become a Travel & Tourism professional

Step 1
Take any Stream in 10+2

Candidates must pass with minimum qualifying marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination for any Hospitality and tourism courses.


Note :English as a Subject

Studying English as one of the main subjects in the +2 level is mandatory for pursuing these courses.

Step 2
Take a Bachelors’ Degree in Tourism/travel/Hospitality

Common UG courses available in this field are B.A/BBA/BSc inTourism/travel/Hospitality.These programs usually spread over 3 years.The Admission procedure of various institutes to these programs involves separate/common admission tests and interviews.


Note : Diploma/Certificate in Tourism/travel/Hospitality

Various Diploma or certificate programs are provided by major Hospitality/Tourism institutes after 10+2.

Step 3
Take a Masters in Tourism/travel/Hospitality

MBA/MA /MSc in Tourism/travel/Hospitality are the popular courses which can be opted by someone who is looking to build a career in travel and tourism.These are 2 year post graduation programs ,for which graduate in any discipline is the minimum eligibility for admission.


Note : Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism/travel/Hospitality

Graduates in any discipline are eligible for PG diploma in Tourism/Travel/Hospitality .Duration of these programs are 1-2 years depending on the college. PG Diploma and Masters in Tourism/travel/Hospitality are usually interchangeably used , what matters is the reputation of the institution.

Travel and Tourism Colleges

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Requirements for masters in travel and tourism

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (Institute of Tourism & Travel Management for MBA in Tourism & Travel Management)

  • A bachelor's degree in any discipline at least 50% marks
  • a valid score in MAT/CAT/GMAT/CMAT
  • On the basis of IIAT -(IGNTU IITTM Admission Test )
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview

Foreign (from The University of Adelaide, Australia for Master of Science in Ecotourism)

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 4.5 or its equivalent
  • English Language Proficiency : An Overall score of 6.5 in IELTS or 79 on the TOEFL

To see the entrance exams, scholarships and UG admission details, click here

Skills Required

Communication Skills

Both Verbal and Non verbal language plays a crucial role In the tourism industry, social skills are essential in all jobs as professionals in the field need to communicate with people from different kinds of backgrounds.

Team working skills

With so many different departments and different employees working ,teamwork is essential for providing a quality service.

Problem solving and decision making skills

There always comes problems along with the customers which should be tackled wisely. Customers will be confused and will be in need of several things which should be managed on time and without disappointing the customer.

Time Management Skills

The ability to prioritize things at work and to be more productive and achieve more within a limited time period.

Technical Skills

Number of jobs in the tourism industry requires basic computer skills. This is needed for setting up an event , designing things needed for the event etc.

Creative Skills

Artistic and Creative skills are also highly valued and required in certain tourism careers like animator, pastry Chef, bar attendant,museum curator etc.

Industries

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Top companies

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