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Scope of Travel and Tourism Courses in India

Published On: 27 Jul 2012 | Last Updated On: 24 Jul 2013

Here’s a good news to all those who have decided to pursue travel and tourism courses in India! Deemed as one of the world’s largest industries to be earning foreign exchange,  the travel and tourism sector indeed has a lot to offer to the growing population, owing to the increasing number of job opportunities in a number of associated departments like government tourism departments, immigration and customs services, travel agencies, airlines, tour operators, and resorts and hotels in addition to many associated service industries such as airline catering or laundry services, Guides, Interpreters, Tourism promotion, and on the like.

Why a Tourism course? : Travel has become an indispensable part of all our lives. The stress filled lives that we lead compel us to take offs, and unwind and discover unknown locales of the world, citing to which the tourism industry had witnessed a phenomenal growth in the past few decades. Travel and tourism courses have become increasingly popular among youngsters over the recent times, and these courses are offered at graduate, and Post graduate levels. You could go also in for diploma and other certification coursesin travel as well. Master of Tourism Administration (MTA), two year course which is approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India is one of most sought after courses students could apply for at their masters level. Moreover, Traveling agencies too have begun to offer various short-term training programs.

Considering that there is no dearth of opportunities in the travel and tourism sector, on completing a travel and tourism course, students can exposed to an array of lucrative job opportunities. Well groomed professionals are always in demand by travel agencies and firms to cater to the ever growing needs of the travel and tourism industry in India.

The future of the tourism industry: According to 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, which in turn speaks volume about the wide scope the industry has to offer. While it is needless to say that the future of the tourism industry looks bright and promising, we still do have a long way to go, at least as far as infrastructure and training in the country is concerned. However, for those who do have always wanted to do something with travel and tourism industry, this is the right time to enroll for travel and tourism courses as the Tourism Industry in India has finally arrived.

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