Tourism & travel

Education in Tourism & Travel: Eligibility, Syllabus, Courses, Career, Top Institutes & Skills

Education in Tourism and Travel:

Education in Tourism and Travel has gained a good reputation in the past few years. National Committee on Tourism (NCT) has been formed to increase the training courses and institutions all over the nation. It is a part of the hospitality industry. The courses of Travel and Tourism Management teach about business-specific concepts of the Travel industry. The stream offers courses in Undergraduate, Post-graduation, and Diploma.

What is IITM?

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITM) exists to work smoothly and conduct exams of the aspirants at the National-level. The applicants will be admitted to the UG and PG courses based on the results of the entrance exams. They can fill the application form of IITTM 2020, through online mode from the official website of IITTM. Interested candidates can fill the form offline or online and get themself registered in the course they want to pursue.

This industry is one of the largest and most profitable trades in India so far. It is expected that it will offer a job to around 45 million people around 2025. Students can get endless career opportunities in this fast-growing industry of Travel and Tourism. Aspirants choose to work for Travel agencies, Government Tourism departments, tour operations, immigration and customs services, airlines, hotels, and the list is a long one. There are many opportunities in both sectors, i.e., private and public sectors. It gives rise to many opportunities in the state as well as in the central Tourism departments. You can work as a Tourism officer, assistant, tour guides, marketing staff, tour planners, counter staff, and many more.

Travel & Tourism: Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for undergraduate as well as post-graduate courses depend on the policy of different institutions.

Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor Degree Courses:

Candidate must have cleared 10+2 from any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate

Eligibility Criteria for Master Degree Courses:

Candidates should be graduates from a recognized institution with a minimum of 45-60%. It usually depends on college/university.

Eligibility Criteria for Diploma Courses:

Candidate should have cleared 10+2 from any recognized board with minimum 50% of total marks

Eligibility Criteria for PG Diploma Courses:

Candidates must be graduates from a recognized university with a minimum of 50-60% aggregate marks.

Eligibility Criteria for Certificate Courses:

Candidates should be passed out from class XII with a minimum of {45-50}% by any recognized board.

Courses offered in Tours and Travel program

  •   Certificate course in Travel & Tourism
  •   Cruise Line Operations and Management
  •   Airfares & Ticketing
  •   Computer Reservation System
  •   Bachelor of Tourism Administration
  •   BA (H) Hotel Management, Travel and Tourism
  •   BBA (Tourism and Travel Management)
  •   BCom Tourism and Travel Management
  •   Executive MBA in Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation Programme
  •   Master of Tourism Administration
  •   MBA in Tourism and Travel
  •   MBA in Tourism and Leisure
  •   MBA International Business (Tourism)
  •   PG Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  •   MA in Travel and Tourism
  •   Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Tourism
  •   MBA in Tourism and Cargo Management
  •   Ph.D. in Travel and Tourists

Syllabus & Course with their Subjects

Certificate courses in Travel & Tourism

  • Tourism Management – Principles and Practices
  • Airlines, Tours, Travel Agency And Travel Management
  • Marketing in Service Industry – Airlines, Travel, Tours & Hotel
  • Airlines – Reservations and Ticketing with fare Constructions
  • Hospitality Oriented – Language studies

Cruise Line Operations and Management

  • Professional Development and Cultural Awareness
  • Introduction to the Cruise Line Industry
  • Cruise Geography and Terminology
  • Hierarchy of a Cruise Ship
  • Living and Working Onboard
  • Organization of the Cruise Line Production Department
  • Food Safety Operation
  • Essential Food Production Operations
  • The Menu
  • Provision Store Organization
  • Food Safety

Airfares & Ticketing

  • Aviation History
  • Aviation Organizations
  • Aviation Terminology
  • Aviation Geography
  • Time Zones & Time Calculation
  • Aircraft Familiarisation
  • Airport Familiarisation
  • Air Travel Geography
  • Global Indicators
  • Airport & Airline Codes
  • Air Travel Terminology
  • Fares & Ticketing Terminology
  • Fare & SSR Codes, Season Codes
  • Electronic Ticketing
  • PAT
  • International Sales Indicator
  • IATA-UFTAA Fare Formula
  • Steps of Fare Formula
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Information Technology in Tourism
  • Globalization in Tourism
  • Destination India
  • Travel Sales & Counseling
  • Passports & Visas
  • Foreign Exchange

Computer Reservation System

  • Flight Availability and Return Flight Availability
  • GDS emulator
  • Flight Booking
  • Train Booking
  • Cars and Hotels Booking
  • Compare all Global Distribution Systems

Bachelor of Tourism Administration

  • Basics of Tourism
  • Basics of Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Geography of Tourism in Indian Perspective
  • Indian Tourism Destinations
  • Educational Trip of any Indian Destination
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Tourism Product of Himachal
  • Components of Tourism
  • Educational Trip Report
  • 10 Days Basic Leadership Development Programme (LDP)
  • Basics of Computer Education
  • Tourism Promotion
  • HRD in Tourism

BBA (Tourism and Travel Management)

  • Principles of Management
  • Business Economics-I
  • Business Mathematics
  • Computer Fundamentals-I
  • Financial Accounting
  • Personality Development and Communication Skills-I
  • Computer Lab
  • Fundamentals of Travel and Tourism
  • Business Organization
  • Business Economics-II
  • Quantitative Techniques & Operation Research in Management
  • Database Management System
  • Cost Accounting
  • Business Environment
  • Marketing Research
  • Computer Application-II
  • Business Laws
  • Taxation Laws ki
  • Computer Application Lab-II
  • Ecology, Environment & Tourism
  • Values & Ethics in Business

B.Com Tourism and Travel Management

  • Tourism Business
  • Financial Accounting-I
  • Business Management
  • Business Economics-I
  • English-I
  • Second Language-I
  • Holistic Development-I
  • Indian Tourism Product and Geography
  • Fundamentals in Hotel Management
  • Financial Accounting-II
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Environment
  • English-II
  • Second Language-II
  • Holistic Development-II
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Study Tour Report
  • Corporate Accounting

MBA in Tourism and Travel

  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Fundamentals Of Communication & Interview Preparation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic management
  • Cost Accounting
  • The Integrative Manager
  • Innovation Management
  • Mastering The Interview & Networking Skills
  • Introduction to Travel and Tourism
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Relationship marketing

MA in Travel and Tourism

  • Historical Background of India
  • Tourism Recreation
  • Tourist Indian Destination
  • Tourist Hospitality/Tourism in India
  • Religious and Cultural Background of India
  • Tourism Transport System
  • Tour Operations and Formalities
  • Travel Formalities/Domestic Travel and Facilities
  • Architectural History of India
  • Tourism Planning

Ph.D. in Travel and Tourism

  • Contemporary issues in Tourism Management
  • Tourism Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Tourism Policy and Planning
  • Thesis Planning and Seminar
  • Tourism Project Planning and Programme Management
  • Tourism Marketing and Promotion
  • Tourism research Thesis

IITTM 2020 Exam Pattern

  1. The entrance test will be done both ways offline and online.
  2. The questions paper will have a total of 100 questions in it.
  3. The questions paper will be set with MCQ type questions only.
  4. Applicants will receive 1 mark for each correct answer. 

Career opportunities in Tours and Travel

  • Tourism department
  • Travel agencies
  • Road transport
  • Airlines
  • Holiday consultants

Popular Travel and Tourism Colleges in India

  • Indian Institute Of Tourism & Travel Management, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad
  • ISBR Business School, Bengaluru
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, New Delhi
  • Garden City University – City Office, Bengaluru
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Lucknow University, Lucknow
  • Goa University, Goa
  • Symbiosis International University, Pune

Top institutions for Travel and Tourism in the world

  • EHL – Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Brigham Young University, Hawaii
  • EU Business School, Germany
  • Institute for Tourism Studies, China
  • Hotelschool The Hague, Netherland

Top Recruitment in Travel and Tourism

  • Cox & Kings Ltd
  • MakeMyTrip (and GoIbibo)
  • Yatra
  • Jet Airways
  • Flying Fox
  • Kuoni Travel
  • Kesari Tours
  • Expedia
  • Air Asia
  • Thomas Cook (India) Ltd
  • Balmer Lawrie Travel & Vacations
  • ClearTrip

Skills required for Tour and Travel courses

  • Strong interpersonal skill
  • Confidence
  • Good research and planning skills
  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Time management skill
  • Good administration and management skills
  • Strong networking skills
  • Leadership skills

FAQs about Travel and Tourism

Question 1- Is there any entrance exam for Travel and Tourism?

Answer 1- Yes, there are many more ways for an entrance exam for Travel and Tourism you can apply for CAT, MAT, CMAT(now NIT), GMAT, ATMA, XAT. These are various Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel management and prestigious colleges.

Question 2- How long is the Tourism course?

Answer 2- Tourism courses vary from different courses. The Bachelor of Science in Tourism (BS Tourism) is a 4-year multidisciplinary degree whereas post-graduation is for two years.

Question 3- What is the salary of a Tourism manager?

Answer 3- Tourism is the profession which is in the limelight and is very popular, and it gives good money too for the best hospitality course. A Tourism manager earns $48,000 per year.

Question 4- How do I start a career in Travel and Tourism?

Answer 4- To start a career in Travel and Tourism, you should start collecting knowledge about popular destinations and other popular things of a place. You should firstly complete your 10+2 studies and then consider degree programs after completing it you should start working on applying for vacancies to consider it as a career option for you in life.

Question 5- What are the positive social effects of Tourism?

Answer 5- There are several positive social effects of Tourism which includes strengthening communities, preserving the local culture and heritage, commercialization of culture and art; revitalization of customs and art forms and the preservation of heritage and many more 

Written by
Jigyasa Mani Tripathi
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