Tourism management is one of the fastest growing industries and it offers an exciting future. It is one of the most profitable industries and has created more than 20 million jobs in India. Tourism management deals with the planning and management of travel and tourism.

There are many parts to tourism industry like, accommodation, transportation, food and beverage, attractions, events and conferences, adventure tourism, travel trade, and tourism services. You can look at role in any of the above sectors.

Must have personality traits:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Language skills
  • Enthusiasm to interact with people and social etiquettes
  • Business tactics, good memory and a positive attitude
  • Personal knowledge and experience of travelling to major tourist destinations
  • Knowledge of accommodation, places of interest and local customs

Travel and tourism sectors open up various avenues for students:-

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Retailing
  • Transportation
  • Travel agencies
  • Tour companies
  • Tourist attractions
  • Leisure, recreation and sport
  • Cultural industries

With considerable growth in tourist traffic, travel-related jobs are increasing by the day. To begin with the industry, one should have a thorough knowledge of industry plus general management concepts.

Eligibility criteria:-

Students who have completed their 10+2 are eligible to make a mark in the industry.

Career prospects:-

After successful completion of the program, one can plan a career in following sectors:

  • Travel agencies
  • Tour operators and tourist guides
  • Holiday consultants
  • Airlines
  • Banks