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BACHELOR OF TOURISM AND TRAVEL MANAGEMENT (BTTM)

Introduction of Tourism and Travel management

Travel and Tourism sector is growing at a good pace in India. The Government is giving much importance to tourism sector. Various plans and initiatives have been designed and developed by the Government, keeping tourism sector in mind. This is a good sign. Tourism sector will employ many Indian nationals and help generate more revenue.  With the increase in the size of this sector, tourism industry is also going to need increased number of qualified travel and tourism professionals.  The field of travel and tourism primarily deals with taking care of tourists, hospitality management, travel management, tour management etc. It offers diverse job opportunities.  India is a well known tourist destination. Heritage, cultural and medical tourists throng Indian tourist destinations each year. Travel and Tourism management professionals may manage the accommodation, travel modes, tour program and overall stay of such tourists in India.  Not only in India, travel and tourism professionals may also perform the above mentioned tasks abroad, where they may take Indian nationals on tours!
  • Duration:4 Years

Eligibility for Tourism and Travel management

The minimum qualification for admission to the first semester of the course shall be:
a pass in 10+2 examination or equivalent from any other recognized board with not less than 45% marks in the aggregate.

    Scope of the Travel and Tourism Industry

    The Travel and Tourism industry is a one such industry that even though it is relatively new than the others but is growing and is also expected to do well in the coming years as well. There are many concerns and industries that are direct contributors of the industry and hence in the long run create greater job opportunities to those who would want to be a part of the industry. Hotels, restaurants, retailing, transportation, travel agencies, tour companies, tourist attractions, leisure, recreation and sport, and cultural industries are some of the contributors to the industry. 
    Also, as per popular researches and studies, the tourism sector has created about 11 million jobs and has the potential to create another 37 million jobs in the future. Although the future of the industry is quite bright but still there is a lot of development in terms of infrastructure and skilled personnel.

      Career Options

      There are many options to venture into to be a part of the tourism sector; public and private. The following are some of the profiles one can look into:

        Tourism Department:

        There are jobs as Reservation and counter staff, Sales and marketing staff, Tour Planners and Tour guides. There is also the requirement of Information assistants at the office of the Tourism departments who are selected through competitive examinations held by the Staff Selection Commission. The option of working as a Guide is also listed under the tourism department as the Ministry of Tourism recognizes three types of guides; regional, state and local.

          Airlines:

          One can opt between being the ground staff or in flight staff. Apart from working as Airhostess/ Stewards, you can look into the option of Traffic Assistance, Reservation and Counter Staff, etc.

            Hotels:

            The Hotel Industry being a service industry, serves the basic requirement of food and accommodation. One can choose from Operations, Front office, House keeping, Food and Beverages, Accounting, Engineering/ Maintenance, Sales, Public relations and Security, etc as one of the many departments to work with.

              Tour operators:

               They are the ones who help organize conducted tours to the various tourist spots and manage the travel and stay of the tourists.

                Travel Agents:

                 Travel agents evaluate the requirements of tourists and businessmen and help them make the best possible travel arrangements from the many available. Many resorts, travel groups use travel agents to promote their tour packages to travelers.

                  Transport:

                  Apart from airlines, travelers require rail services, coach operators, car hire companies to go from one place to another - by air, road, railway, sea etc. All this is take care by the ones handling transport.

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