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Travel & Tourism : Career Overview

In industrial sector, travel and tourism has earned a major portion of foreign exchange. It has given employment to millions of people worldwide. It includes Government tourism departments, Immigration and customs services, travel agencies, airlines, tour operators, hotels , airline catering or laundry services, Guides, Interpreters, Tourism promotion and sales etc. The wide scope in travel and tourism enterprise ranges from major internationals with a workforce of thousands to the small private travel agent employing few employees.
The work of travel and tourism basically includes services for people on business tours or holiday for this they had to make an assessment of the needs of tourists and businessmen to help them to avail for the best travel arrangements from the many available options. Travel can be classified into leisure travel which involves package tours, pilgrim travel, adventure travel etc or purely business.

Travel company personnel should be aware of current rules and regulations. They require extensive knowledge of documents that are required in areas like cargo, ticketing and passports, visas etc. They also have to keep track of places to visit, road or air connectivity and other facilities available.

Travel and Tourism has not made a great advancement in India in terms of career option. However there is a massive improvement and expansion in this field owing to government's aid. The growing importance of travel and tourism and wide adventure in this field instigates number of people to choose it as a career option.
Travel and tourism offer graduation, Post graduation, diploma and other certification courses. Post-graduate courses includes Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) which is a two year course. It is approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Some universities like The Indian Institution of Tourism and Travel Management offers this courses. Certification courses is provided by International Air transport Association (IATA). Traveling agencies also offers various short-term training programmes.

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