Career Options in Travel & Tourism

Owing to its wide scope travel and tourism offers various career opportunities both in the public and private sector. In the public sector, there are opportunities in the Directorates and Departments of Tourism of the center and the state as Officers, information assistants, Tourist guides etc. In the private sector qualified tourism personnel can work as travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, hotels, transport and cargo companies etc. The emerging tie-ups of private airlines with foreign airlines has removed barriers in the transport and communication network. This has lead to increase in number of domestic and foreign tourists in the country.

Tour Operators:

The candidates with pleasing and outgoing personality, knowledge of the activities can opt for the job of tour operators. The work includes organizing tours to the various tourist spots and manage various activities including the travel and stay of the tourists. They operate tours at the domestic as well as the international level.

Travel Agencies :

The candidates can even opt for Travel agencies. A short term course or a diploma in travel and training of 3-6 months duration will help gain entry into an agency. Short-term training programmes are conducted by several large travel agencies for attracting candidates. Some agencies approach fresh graduates and train them for the job. The candidates should have pleasing personality and the ability to deal with customers. A knowledge of destinations and procedures help a great deal.

Hotels :

The hotel Industry has gained wide popularity owing to its requirement of extensive manpower with a wide variety of skills. The field offers career opportunities in various departments which include Operations, Front office, House keeping, Food and Beverages, Accounting, Engineering/ Maintenance, Sales, Public relations and Security etc. A candidate is required to take hotel management course for this purpose. The courses are offered by number of institutes. One can even enter directly through hotel management institutes.




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