Diploma in Travel and tourism management is the profession of providing positive and helpful information to the travellers and the tourism business owners for implementing tourist guideline successfully. As income grows, people don’t like to stay home and so they come out to visit new places. This motivates tourism industries to come up and carter to travellers pleasure and satisfaction.
This profession is one of the oldest businesses to earn good foreign exchange and provides employment to millions worldwide. Tourism business includes government tourism department, travel agencies, airlines, travel based trains, hotels and restaurants, online travel agents and guides. One can find different employment roles like Management trainees, tour managers, destination-based guides, product surfers, market surfers, customer relationship manager and tour planner. By gaining experience in this field, you can start your own business by acquiring knowledge of satisfying customers’ needs. All the big tourism management companies like SOTC, makemytrip.com, cox and kings, Thomas cook recruit fresh tourism management graduates. Starting salary for the fresh graduates can be 15000 a month.
Passion for travelling, skills for selling the package, approachable nature, good communication skill, knowledge of tourism places and hotels are required attributes one must have to be successful in this profession.
One must be a graduate to get the admission into a postgraduate diploma in travel and tourism management. Some of the institutes which offer the tourism course are Indian Institute of tour and travel management, national institute of tourism and hospitality management, Kerala Institute of tourism and travel studies.
Merits and Demerits
It is a fun job and you will enjoy when you send someone on vacation. Disadvantages include stiff competition and job security.