Travel and Tourism Studies

It is an interesting and exciting career, if you have good customer service and people skills.
Travel and Tourism is among the worlds largest foreign exchange earning sectors. It provides employment to millions of people worldwide directly and indirectly.
Opportunities are plenty in the fields of  farm tourism, health tourism, ecotourism, adventure tourism, etc. Ayurvedic treatment and massiging have emerged as a part and parcel of health tourism. The allied courses of hospitality management like catering and food technology courses also offer much job possibilities.
Courses
There are graduate –level, Post-graduate level, diploma and certificate courses.

Eligibility
For under gtaduate level-higher secondary examination pass.
For  Post graduate level Master of Tourism Administration (MTA)- A graduate in any discipline, and should pass the entrance test, group discussion and interview conducted by the institute. Proficiency in at least one foreign language is preferred. Duration: Two years full time programme approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

Diploma and Certificate Courses-For the diploma courses one needs to be a Graduate from a recognized University. Certificate courses For certificate courses one need a +2 pass
Several large travel agencies also offer short-term training programmes, and tend to absorb most of the candidates

Some Tourism Management Courses
Graduate diploma in Tourism Management (PGDTM)
M.A.in  Tourism Management (Benaras Hindu University)
P.G. Diploma in Tourism (PGDT)
P.G. Diploma in Travel and Tourism Industry Management (PGDTTIM)
Diploma in Destination Management (DDM)
PG Diploma in Airlines.
PG Diploma in Cargo operation and Management
Bachelors Degree course in Airlines, Tourism & Hospitality Management,
Batchelor of Tourism Administration,
Bachelor of Tourism Studies

Admission
Admission criteria may differ from one universities to another. In reputed institutions like Bangalore University, admission will be based on an entrance test conducted by the University. Marks scored at the test and qualifying examination will be considered for the final section.

List of Institutes
Kerala
(Master of Tourism Administration&Pg Courses)
Manjeswaram, Govinda Pai Memorial Government College;
Thiruvananthapuram, Department of Futures Studies, Senate House Campus, Computer Block, Kerala University; Mar Ivanios College;
Wayanad, Pazhassi Raja College, Pulpally.
(IATA/UFTAA and IATA/FIATA Authorised Training Centers)
Adoor, Institute of Air Travel Studies , Central junction;
Cochin, School of Airlines & Travel Management,35/1148, Warriam Road; Speed wings Academy for Aviation Services, 44/962A, Enchakalody Buildings, L.F.C. Road, Kaloor; Chavara school of Tourism Studies, Chavara Centre Road, Near South Railway Station;
Thiruvananthapuram, Swastik School of Travel and Tourism studies, Swastik Centre, M.G. Road; Travel Millennium ,Kochullor

Other Places
(Master of Tourism Administration &Pg Courses)
Anantapur, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh;
Aurangabad, Marathwada University;
Bangalore, AI- Ameen Institute of Management Studies, Hosur Road (Opp.Lalbagh Main Gate); Dayananda Sager Institutions, Kumarswamy Layout, Near Banashankari Temple;
Indore, Institute of Management Studies, Devi Ahilya University;
Jhansi, Bundelkhand University , school of Tourism & Hotel Management, Kanpur Road; Jodhpur, Jai Narain University, Department of Management studies, Jaswant Campus;
Kodaikanal, Mother Teresa Womens University;
Kurukshetra , Kurukshetra University, Haryana;
Lucknow, Institute of Tourism Studies, Lucknow University, Directorate of Distance Education, palkalai Nagger;
Mumbai, Sita Travels; Sophoa polytechnic , Bhulab Hai Desai Road;
New Delhi, Sita Travels; Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management; The Ministry of Tourism and Delhi Tourism; YWCA;
Patiala, Department of Business Management, Punjabi University ;
Pondicherry, Centre for Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University;
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh University, Institute of Management Studied, H.P University;
Srinagar, HNB Garhwal University, Department of Tourism, (Garhwal)
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