What are the different Travel and Tourism Courses? Which Institutes are offering this Course and what are its Career Prospects?


Answer:

If you are interested to enter into a career in travel and tourism, you should complete your Plus Two and opt for a Bachelor’s degree in arts especially in English language and literature/ travel and tourism or B.Sc. degree in hospitality and hotel administration programmes and so on.

After completing your Bachelor’s degree, students can opt for management courses in tourism. MBA in tourism or tourism administration and such other management courses equip students with a basic knowledge of the tourism and travel industry.

Good communication skills, proficiency in English and other foreign languages, leadership skills, capacity for hard work and dedication and geographical knowledge are among the strengths that will help you race ahead in a career in travel and tourism sector.

MBA Tourism

The selection will be based on an entrance test, group discussion and a personal interview. The admission notification can be expected during March/ April every year.

The National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Telecom Nagar, Hyderabad – 500032 conducts an MBA course in tourism and hospitality for meritorious graduates in any discipline.

The Department of Management Studies of the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, offers an MBA with specialisation in hotel and tourism department.

Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Pimpri, Pune – 411018, offers an MBA with specialisation in tourism and hospitality management. The admission is based on MAT (Management Aptitude Test) score, group discussion and a personal interview.

Job Prospects

Meritorious Master’s degree holders in tourism administration can qualify the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/ Lectureship examination conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) so as to go for research studies with fellowship leading to Ph.D. or secures a lecturer post in universities and colleges.

 

MBA Tourism, MTA, MTM holders are qualified to be employed as marketing executives or in managerial positions in the tourism and travel industry. Majority of the vacancies are in the private sector.

There is ample scope for professionally-qualified hands for starting their own ventures in tourism and travel field with financial support from the tourism department / government / financial institutions.