Travel and Tourism Advanced professional course will provide a 360° approach to the trainee’s professional career in corporate world of travel industry. This 9 month course will be an extension to Travel and Tourism Professional course and will not be limited to travel but covers all aspects of corporate and management world. Trainees will learn not only about the technical and practical parts of the travel but would also explore the dimension of Management courses which includes MICE tourism, Niche Tourism, Tourism segments and Travel Management also. We use the most updated technology to deliver our content. Gamification, Videos and fun activities will be a part of the training process to make it fun learning. Training on 1 GDS will be delivered to get expertise in creating PNR and bookings. Trainees will learn how to ticket a PNR and calculate fares. Also, different aspects of GDS will be covered in the course.
1 foreign language is the highlight of the course, basic competency of either Spanish or French (used by over 70 countries) worth Rs 35,000 will be covered in order to add expertise in trainee’s career as well as to his/her resume free of cost. Spoken English, Personality development courses worth Rs 27000 will be covered to make trainee confident free of cost. Training on customer service, Sales and Negotiation skills will be covered. Many guest lectures will be a part of the process. Experts from different fields of travel industry will be conducting guest lectures to the students. Towards the end of the training to make trainees more confident, we will be conducting specialised interview skill training to crack all types of interviews.
This course will lead to an overall personality development of the individual. Trainees can get an opportunity to work overseas. Not just limited to travel, trainees can get job in cruise, Hotels, Railways and other dimensions of travel industry.
In India Travel and Tourism industry is the second highest foreign exchange earner. Career in Travel and Tourism industry offers limitless opportunities to students. This industry provides careers with airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, tourism departments, car rental companies, transport, banks etc.
With the growing demand of professionals, it has become necessary to take formal training from any recognized travel and tourism institute. Many companies prefer to hire students who have completed travel and tourism courses.
There are many travel and tourism institutes, affiliated to various universities and colleges, which provide training in tourism courses at the diploma and degree level. The minimum requirement for admission to travel and tourism courses at undergraduate level is higher secondary. The postgraduate courses require graduation in any academic discipline and fluency in at least one foreign language.
Travel and Tourism courses are aimed at clearing concepts of students related to ticketing, reservations, tour packages, customer service and much more. Upon successfully completing of these courses, you will get a certificate of completion, which help students in finding excellent placements in a reputed company.
Duration of the training mainly depends on the type of course and institute. There are many short term and crash courses also available. Minimum duration is 3months. At Travelocademy, we also provide 6 months and 9 months courses.
There are a host of opportunities available for students in travel and tourism industry. In travel and tourism industry there is job prospects exist in both public as well as private sector. In the public sector, one can find excellent job in the government tourism departments. On the other hand, in the private sector student can find employment in a travel agencies, hotels, airlines, transport and cargo companies etc.
Travel and Tourism industry is mainly concerned with giving services to people who are going away from home, either on business trip or on a vacation. This industry work area involves dealing with customers, providing ticketing and money exchange facilities, arranging visas, making reservations, providing tourist guides and all-important details that are needed.
Customer service representatives, reservation representatives, flight attendant, meeting planners, cruise assistants, cruise support staff, cruise directors, corporate travel consultant, Holiday consultant, corporate travel manager, home-based agent, tourist guide, money changer, district sales manager, deputy general manager, director of operations, director of sales and marketing, guest services manager, counter clerk, director of tourism, information officer, director of event services, event coordinator, incentive travel specialist, tour coordinators and many more.
ARC (Airlines Reporting Corporation) and IATA (International Air Transportation Association) are two organizations that issue unique ARC or IATA number to qualified organizations. After getting IATA or ARC this number organization can issue tickets and claim for commission.
A home-based travel agent is a very good career option. In order to become a home based travel agent first acquire IATA or ARC number and then you need to have an account with supplier .To obtain this number u have to meet certain requirements i.e. experience and training in travel and tourism industry, membership fees, money in the bank etc You can work at home and earn commission on all travel reservations by suppliers. You can also work as an independent agent with an agency.
Pay scales mainly depend on the company, city, position etc. As a trainee in travel and tourism industry you can expect a starting salary of Rs.15, 000-20,000 per month.
Travel and tourism industry in India isbooming and will continue to show impressive growth rates. The tie-ups of private airlines with foreign airlines have increased the flow of domestic and foreign tourists in the country.