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Guidance about career in Tourism and Institutions providing Tourism courses in India or overseas

I would like to work as a Administrative in a tourism/Travelling company in future. Further I am planning to start my own tourism business. What courses I should pursue in future,so i would be eligible to work as a administrative in a tourism/travelling company. Also tell me the Institutions providing such courses in India or overseas. Please guide me about it!

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RE: Guidance about career in Tourism and Institutions providing Tourism courses in India or overseas

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh

Dear Student,




The lucrative work opportunities are available in both private as well as public sector for tourism professionals. Tourism as a subject is offered at the undergraduate level as also in vocational colleges in the country. Polytechnics also offer various training programs in certain aspects of tourism and travel , for example in ticketing and reservation. This kind of qualification leads to jobs in travel agencies as well as in government departments , airlines and hotels . The most professional training in travel and tourism is available in the form of postgraduate diploma and degree program offered by many universities and institutes in the country. The graduates of any discipline are eligible for such courses.




IATA's international travel and tourism training program equip aspirants with skills and knowledge to maximize career opportunities in this rapidly expanding industry.




From entry-level travel agents basics to senior management for agencies or tour operations , each course leads to an IATA qualification, recognized globally by the travel industry.




The best career prospects for qualified tourism professionals are in the private sector in travel agencies, with tour operators, airlines , hotels etc and in entrepreneurship offering niche travel services/ products. Some of the eminent institutes offering course in tourism & travel are :-




Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel management, Gwalior/ Delhi/ Bhubaneswar/ Nellore


National Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Hyderabad


IMI school of hospitality management , Khanadla


Kuoni Academy


College of Vocational Studies , New Delhi


IATA Travel & Tourism Training ( www.iata.org)




If you want to go abroad for acquiring a qualification in tourism and travel, you need to have minimum 12 years of education. Most of the universities and vocational colleges also also for either IELTS/ TOEFL score as a proof of your English language proficiency. Most of the TAFE ( Govt. Funded Institutes) in Australia offer certificate, diploma and degree courses in tourism & travel. The Australian academic year begins either in February or July.




www.studyinaustralia.gov.au is the Australian Government's official website for international students.

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